School Districts who employ CDL drivers, with the CDL being a condition of their employment, ARE NOT exempt the requirements for Drug & Alcohol Testing as set forth in 49 CFR Part 40 for CDL drivers.
Given the complexity of the DOT’s drug and alcohol testing requirements, it is strongly suggested, and recommended school districts hire a C/TPA (Consortium/Third-Party Administrator) to help manage their federally mandated CDL alcohol and drug testing program
FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearing House
Any school district who employs CDL drivers, with the CDL being a condition of their employment, shall register and set up an account with the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Resources
Basic Drug & Alcohol Information for School Districts (PDF) School District Responsibilities and Information
SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION FOR REGISTERING WITH THE CLEARINGHOUSE:
Employer Instructions on Registering for FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (PDF) Step by step instruction. Please note a school district is considered a Government Entity and is not required a DOT number. When asked for a DOT number remember this is not applicable to a school district.
SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION FOR PURCHASING AND RUNNING QUERIES:
Employer Instructions on How to Run Limited Queries FMCSA website
Employer Instructions on How to Purchase Limited Queries FMCSA website
Sample form for Consent for Limited Queries General Consent Form for Limited Queries
Employer Instructions on How to Run Full Queries FMCSA website
Employer Instructions on How to Assign you Consortium/Third Party Administrator to Run Your Queries FMCSA website
Employer Instructions on How to Report Drug/Alcohol Violation FMCSA website
BUS DRIVER RESOURCES
Driver Instructions on Registering for FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (PDF) step by step instructions
Driver Instructions for Responding and Granting Electronic Permission for a Full Query From an Employer
CLEARINGHOUSE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES:
FMCSA Learning Center FMCSA website
What Employers Need To Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing (PDF) Guidance and Best Practices published by
the U.S. Department of Transportation
Frequently Asked Questions FMCSA website
Post Accident & Other Information
Post-Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing Flow Chart (PDF) Post-Accident Alcohol and Drug Testing for Kansas School Bus Drivers involved in an accident.
Kansas Drug Category Matrix (PDF) Overview of Signs and Symptoms of drug impairment
Federal Schedules of Controlled Substances
CBD Oil & Products
DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice (PDF) Information regarding CBD Oil and Products and its effects on mandated drug and alcohol testing under 49 CFR part 40 for Kansas school bus drivers holding a CDL.
Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana
DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice (PDF) Information regarding "Medical Marijuana" and its effects on mandated drug and alcohol testing under 49 CFR part 40 for Kansas school bus drivers holding a CDL.
DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice (PDF) Information regarding "Recreational Marijuana" and its effects on mandated drug and alcohol testing under 49 CFR part 40 for Kansas school bus drivers holding a CDL.
School Bus Safety Director
School Bus Safety Public Service Administrator
School Bus Training Coordinator
Senior Administrative Assistant
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