School Bus Driver Improvement Program (S Endorsement)

Two-day Workshop
Thursday Feb 14   08:00 AM to 04:00 PM (1 day 8 hours)
Southland Transportation Ltd. - Southland Transportation Ltd.

Dates/Times: February 14 AND 15, 8:00am – 4:00pm on both dates

The School Bus Driver Improvement Program (S endorsement), developed in 1984, is a 16-hour training course that evaluates drivers based on written tests, a pre-trip bus inspection and an on-road driver assessment. Drivers complete a six-hour defensive driving component, which qualifies candidates who successfully complete the program to have three demerits removed from their driving record.

In 1995, the Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council (ASTAC) entered into an agreement with Alberta Transportation to take over most of the program's day-to-day administration. Sixty certified agents deliver the program throughout the province. School bus fleets with 15 or more buses may apply for delivery agent status. The specialized "S" endorsement instructors and school bus instructors are employees in the safety and training divisions of the carriers or the school divisions. Private driver training schools could also be certified to instruct the "S" endorsement program.

Starting July 31, 2019, all bus drivers who transport students, whether they have class 2 or 4 license will be required to obtain the S endorsement before transporting students. This includes existing bus drivers who have already have their class 2 or 4 license. This course allows teachers who drive CBE owned buses to be compliant with the new requirement in time for the next school year.

The course requirements:

· Current class 2 or 4 license
· Plans to continue driving students on CBE buses for school purposes
· A photocopy of the license
· The name of the school teachers work for
· Review YouTube video in preparation for the pre-trip:
· Commitment to completing in-classroom sessions as well as on road evaluation (including pre-trip)

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This session has a maximum capacity of 40 people.

Number of people signed up: 25.