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KSDE School Bus Safety Unit to have Transportation Basics Workshop

The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit will be holding Transportation Basics Workshops for transportation directors/supervisors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in Great Bend.

This workshop is especially recommended for new directors or supervisors. Although this course was designed for new transportation directors/supervisors, any transportation director/supervisor is welcome to attend.

These workshops are designed to give transportation directors/supervisors a brief overview of the fundamentals and responsibilities associated with the position. Also covered are recent updates, changes and developments.

Topics include: 

  • Legal responsibilities of the transportation director
  • Bus driver requirements
  • Alcohol and drug testing
  • Drug and alcohol clearinghouse
  • Commercial driver’s license requirements
  • Physicals
  • School bus regulations
  • Loading and unloading the bus
  • 2½ mile rule
  • Out-of-district transportation
  • Bus requirements
  • Emergency procedures
  • Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)
  • COVID-19
  • And more

Workshops are open to any public or private school transportation directors, transportation supervisors, school transportation contractors and other school officials involved with school transportation. No vendors, please.

There is no cost to attend the workshop, which will be at Front Door Community Center Lecture Hall, 1615 10th St. in Great Bend.

Class size is limited to 30 attendees. There will be a break from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch, which is on your own.

Follow this link to register: https://events.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=865.

Posted: Dec 7, 2023,
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