Carroll County Public Schools will celebrate Bus Drivers and Bus Assistants Recognition Day on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. This recognition is part of National School Bus Safety Week, which will be observed the week of October 19-23.
The Carroll County Public School System currently has 386 school bus drivers and 99 school bus assistants who are responsible for the daily transportation of approximately 24,500 students. While traveling over 5.1 million miles annually with over 9,000 daily bus stops, these drivers and assistants have a tremendous safety and on-time delivery record.
Bus drivers must possess a commercial driver’s license with passenger, school bus and air brake endorsements and be certified by passing required pre-service classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. They also must attend a minimum of six hours of in-service instruction each year. In addition, drivers must annually pass a stringent physical examination and are subject to random and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.
Carroll County Public Schools salutes its school bus drivers, assistants, and school bus contractors for their commitment to providing safe, timely, economical, and efficient transportation for students.