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How to Become a School Bus Driver

  1. Complete a North Daviess Community Schools Non-Certified Application
  2. Complete drug and alcohol testing release forms
  3. Complete pre-employment drug test (must be completed and negative result received prior to transporting students)
  4. Complete a criminal history background check ($24.90)
  5. Obtain and complete a CDL Physical and State Physical Fitness Certificate (must pass in order to drive a bus)
  6. Complete DOE Physical Performance Standards
  7. Obtain CDL Learner’s Permit
    - General CDL Knowledge Test
    - School Bus Endorsement Test (S)
    - Passenger Transport Test (P)
    - Air Brake (if needed)
  8. Complete 3 Day Pre-Service Driver Safety Education Training Course (Can be completed at any time)
  9. Complete Skills Test at an approved testing location ($100)
    - Pre-Trip Inspection, Basic Controls and Road Test
  10. Complete 4 hours of observation and 8 hours of driving with a valid CDL license holder (form must be filled out at the time the observation and driving take place and turned into School Corporation for submission) *** Observation may be completed at any time; however, driving may not be completed with students on board until after the driver has passed the Skills Test
  11. School Corporation will obtain an official driving record from the BMV
  12. Provide School Corporation with all documents to be placed in Driver File
  13. School Corporation provides documents to DOE and submits driver observation and driving hours online to receive Yellow Card for new driver **Once the Yellow Card is approved by the DOE, the driver may transport students without supervision for the School Corporation 
  14. School Corporation adds new driver to the Drug and Alcohol Random Pool
  15. School Corporation will reimburse the driver for the cost (balance) of the physical, background check and one drive test

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North Daviess Community Schools5494 East State Rd 58Elnora, IN  47529


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