3541.6 - Transportation - Bus Drivers

Policy 3541.6

Business/Non-Instructional Operations

Transportation: Bus Drivers

The Superintendent or his/her designee will approve all bus drivers annually and/or upon initial employment following certification by the bus contractor that each driver is in all respects qualified to drive a school bus. Contracts for transportation approved by the District shall contain assurance that the contractor will establish a drug and alcohol testing program that meets all applicable requirements of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, requiring a school bus drivers’ drug and alcohol testing program. 

The Superintendent will require each regular driver to participate in a one-hour safety program each month.

Legal Reference:     United States Code, Title 49 
    2717 Alcohol and controlled substances testing (Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991)
    Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 
    40 Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs 
    382 Controlled Substance and Alcohol Use and Testing 
    395 Hours of Service Drivers 
    Holiday v. City of Modesto (1991) 229 Cal. App. 3d. 528, 540. 
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Department of Transportation 932 F. 2d 1292 (1991) 
    American Trucking Association, Inc. v. Federal Highway Administration, (1995) WL 136022 (4th circuit) 
    Connecticut General Statutes 
    PA 95-140 An Act Authorizing Drug Testing of Drivers of Certain Commercial Motor Vehicle. 
    10-220 Duties of boards of education 
     Regulations of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles 14-275-32 
     United States Code, Title 49; Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 

Policy adopted:    April 4, 2017    
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