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School Bus Safety Unit Video Streaming

The Kansas State Department of Education has 10 streaming safety videos available for the 2018-2019 school year. These videos are being made available to any School Bus Driver, Transportation Director, Trainer or School Bus Contractor employed by any Kansas school.  There is no limit on the number of times you can view a video or access this service.

To access these videos follow this link https://trainingvideonow.com/

Enter Viewers Access Code: BusDriver-kw2j

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED A USER NAME OR PASSWORD

 

Simulated Smoke Evacuation Drill for School Buses

The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit has a smoke machine available which can scheduled to assist with evacuation drill training for your bus drivers.  Along with the smoke machine, a quick refresher course is given to transportation personnel as to the who,what, when, where and why's of evacuation drills.

Please contact:

Melissa Ostermeyer
KSDE School Bus Safety Unit
785-296-5659
mostermeyer@ksde.org
                                                                                  
Smoke Machine Notice and Permission Form
 

Wheelchair Securment

KSDE School Bus Safety Unit strongly recommends any personnel responsible for transporting students in wheelchairs participate in a formal securement training.  Training is available through KSDE School Bus Safety Unit and through wheelchair securement manufacturers.
Including but not limited to the following:

Proper Securement Techniques
Correct Procedures for wheel chair tie-down and occupant restraint use
Regulations and best practices
Required Equipment

To schedule a training, please contact

Melissa Ostermeyer
KSDE School Bus Safety Unit
785-296-5659
mostermeyer@ksde.org
or 
Dennis Tate
School Bus Safety Assistant Director
(785) 296-4545
dtate@ksde.org 

New Instructor Training for AAA Driver Improvement Program & Medic First Aid

The School Bus Safety Unit can provide training to certify new instructors for both the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Driver Improvement Program (DIP) and Medic First Aid’s CPR and First Aid classes. The School Bus Safety Unit offers these classes at various times through the year.

If you are interested or have another person interested in becoming an instructor for either of these programs, or for further information, please contact:
Dennis Tate
School Bus Safety Assistant Director
dtate@ksde.org 
(785) 296-4545


Scheduled class dates for DIP Instructor Certification & Recertification 

 

AAA DIP New Instructor Certification Class
When:
July 29, 30, 31 & Aug 1, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
You must attend all 4 Days!
 

Where:
Kansas State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St. - Room 254
Topeka, Kansas 66612  

 Cost:
$750 (
includes Instructor Manual and Instructional DVD)

Register here:

https://events.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=839


   

AAA DIP Recertification Class 

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AAA DIP Recertification Class 

When:
July 24, 2019 

Where: 
Kansas State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson St.  - Room 254
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Register Here:
https://events.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=831


 

Current List of Certified DIP (Driver Improvement Program) Instructors


 
 
Scheduled class dates for Medic First Aid Instructors Certification

 

Medic First Aid Instructors Class

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Where:


Cost:
$250 Includes Instructor Manual, Instructional DVD and Oline Instructor Development Course.

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In the Driver's Seat

KSDE Emergency Safety Intervention regulations (KAR 91-42-1 & 91-42-2), requires schools to implement Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) policies and training for school employees. The ESI regulations are for all students. KSDE has provided each Kansas School District a training kit titled "In the Driver's Seat".  The kit was created as part of the safe and Civil Schools training series by Randy Sprick and is designed to help school bus drivers maintain a safe and positive bus climate and will help school districts meet the requirements for training specified in these new regulations.

More information and resources can be found on the School Bus Safety Unit's  Resources for Positive Behavior & Emergency Safety Intervention Support web page.

KSDE/TASN Information Flyer

KSDE Training

The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit has a number of training programs available including but not limited to MEDIC First Aid/CPR/AED; The American Automobile Association's Driver Improvement Program courses;  school bus evacuation, school transportation security, child passenger safety restraint training, bullying, pre-trip inspections, human trafficking, wheelchair securment and Buster the Bus, to name a few.  If you are interested in any of these programs, or for further information, to schedule a training please contact:

Dennis Tate
School Bus Safety Assistant Director
(785) 296-4545
dtate@ksde.org 
or
Melissa Ostermeyer
KSDE School Bus Safety Unit
785-296-5659
mostermeyer@ksde.org

On-Line Video Links

The following are links to various videos posted on the internet which can be used for safety programs or other training.

Distracted Driving - Video produced by the Missourri Association for Pupil Transportation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scbIzt8Nzdc&feature=youtu.be

Two videos, produced through a joint effort of the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Education, School Transportation Association of Indiana and the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation, is intended to be used as a training tool for school bus drivers to reduce potential injuries and fatalities which could result during violent acts. Viewer Discretion is advised. Video 1 https://vimeo.com/98654521  Video 2 https://vimeo.com/98659611

Downed Power Lines from Safe Electricity and the Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. Auto Accidents and Power Lines

Child Safety Restraint Systems (CSRS) on School Buses 
NHTSA offers six training videos for school bus drivers and school bus monitors detailing the steps necessary to properly install, and place a child in, three types of child safety restraint systems, (rear-facing, front-facing, and  safety vest), The videos illustrate various sections of the Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses National Training, as an enhancement resource for trainers and attendees of this course.

School Bus Safety Director
Keith Dreiling
785-296-4567
785-296-6659 (fax)
kdreiling@ksde.org

School Bus Safety Assistant Director
Dennis Tate
785-296-4545
dtate@ksde.org

School Bus Training Coordinator 
Melissa Ostermeyer
785-296-5659
mostermeyer@ksde.org

Senior Administrative Assistant
Annette Blevins
785-296-3551

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