How To Become A Bus Driver

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Contact Sherie Smith in the HR office at 228-826-1757 ext 0173. Sherie will provide you with the necessary information on how to obtain your Commercial Drivers' License.

Prospective employees must first possess a commercial drivers license with a P and S endorsement; pass a drug/alcohol test and be fingerprinted to be eligible to attend a bus driver certification school. Certification schools are taught by personnel from the State Department of Education and consist of classroom instruction as well as behind-the-wheel time. Trainees are instructed in student management, pre-trip inspections, loading/unloading procedures, State/District regulations, and emergency procedures. All school bus drivers attend a minimum of 8 hours safety-related in-service each school year.


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