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8600.04 - Bus Driver Certification

It is the policy of the School Board that all bus drivers obtain and hold proper certification under standards for school bus drivers established within Florida laws and the District’s safe driver plan. It is also intention of this Board to protect its students from drivers whose certification is invalidated by Florida law or for violation of standards reflected within the District’s safe driver plan. Any employee who knowingly operates a school bus with a suspended or revoked license shall be subject to dismissal.

A driver involved in a preventable school bus accident, or who is issued a citation for a traffic violation, shall be subject to the disciplinary action established in the District’s safe driver plan.

A driver must conform to the provisions of 49 C.F.R., Part 40 and Part 382 relating to controlled substance and alcohol use and testing. A driver testing positive for a controlled substance under the provisions noted above may be terminated.

F.S. 1012.45
F.A.C. 6A-3.0141, 6A-3.0151, 6A-3.017
49 C.F.R., Part 40 and Part 382

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