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KSDE School Bus Safety Unit to host Transportation Basics Workshop

The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit will have a Transportation Basics Workshop for transportation directors/supervisors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 28, 2022, with a break for lunch, which is on your own, in Great Bend. 

The workshop is free. Class size is limited to 30 attendees. It will take place at Front Door Community Center Lecture Hall, 1615 10th St. 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.  

A few of the topics include:   

  • Legal responsibilities of the transportation director 
  • Bus driver requirements 
  • Alcohol and drug testing 
  • Drug and Alcohol Clearing House 
  • Commercial driver’s license requirements 
  • Physicals 
  • School bus regulations 
  • Loading and unloading the bus 
  • 2 ½ mile rule 
  • Out-of-district transportation 
  • Bus requirements 
  • Emergency procedures 
  • ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) 
  • 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. 

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

Posted: Nov 17, 2022,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush

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