Kay Blake, Supervisor
In Pupil Transportation we must focus intensely on the process of transporting our students safely on the “education” road to success. This may sound simple, but it is a very complex process that involves standards from the “Federal Government”, “Florida's State Department”, “National Organizations”, and “District Policies”.
Once an individual decides to accept the grave responsibility of providing transportation services, either as a Bus Attendant or Bus Operator, they participate and must successfully complete a very comprehensive training program.
Bus Operator Training Program
Phase One - Classroom Course required by the Florida's State Department of Education (DOE), Basic School Bus Operator Training Curriculum. The objective is to ensure that each trainee obtains minimum proficiency concerning role, responsibilities, laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to transporting passengers on a school bus.
Phase Two - On-the-Road Training Course required by the Florida's State Department of Education (DOE), Basic School Bus Operator Training Curriculum. This portion allows the trainee a supervised transition from the classroom to driving in a controlled training environment. This will include observing and actually driving in the working conditions of a Bus Operator. Trainees learn and practice every skill associated with transporting students on a Broward County School Bus.
Phase Three - At the conclusion of “Phase Two” each trainee must demonstrate to an Examiner the ability to successfully complete all items, as required, on the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and Broward County road tests.
Phase Four - Consists of each trainee going through one week of orientation at the assigned terminal.