Maine School Administrative District No. 31
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEE REQUIREMENTS, TRAINING, AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I. School Bus Drivers
The school bus driver is responsible for safeguarding the lives of children in the performance of his/her duty. The work requires physical strength, mental poise, ability to cope effectively with emergencies, excellent driving skills, and an ability to relate
positively with students.
All school bus drivers must hold a valid school bus operator license endorsement issued by the Maine Secretary of State. All drivers
are required to participate in any appropriate in-service training provided by the school unit.
A. Annual Medical Examination
All drivers operating a vehicle designed to carry 10 or more passengers must undergo an annual physical examination as required by the Uniform School Bus Standards and submit the completed School Bus Driver Physical Examination Form to the
Superintendent/designee. Physical examinations shall be conducted by a physician selected by the Superintendent and
paid for by the District.
B. Drug and Alcohol Testing
School bus drivers will participate in drug and alcohol testing as required by applicable federal and state laws.
C. Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check
Each school bus driver operating a vehicle carrying 10 or more passengers shall undergo an annual state motor vehicle records
II. Other Employees with Student Driving Responsibilities
The Superintendent/designee is directed to obtain annual motor vehicle records checks for any school employee who transports students as part of their regular duties.
Cross reference: EEAEAA Drug and Alcohol testing of bus drivers
EEAEAA-R drug and alcohol testing of bus drivers- Administrative procedure
Legal Reference: 49 CRF Parts 40 and 382
26 MRSA §§ 681(8)(B); 685(2); 689 Uniform School Bus Standards, 081.6 P.L. 101-226
And any other significant changes to State & Federal Law
First Reading: 06/03/1998