WELCOME TO THE TEAM! BUS O P E R AT O R TRAINING KARRIE POWER POINT NORDELL T R A N S P O RTAT I O N NORTHWEST O F F I C E R SCHOOL
DIVISION o Bus Routes o Loading/Unloading o Safety Equipment o Bus Evacuations o Safe Driving Skills o Proper Mirror Adjustments o Bus Driver Responsibilities o Log Books o Student Conduct o Accidents o Special Events o Weather Days o Where to park o Cell Phones o Leave Request o Expenses W H AT W IL L BE D I SC U SSED ..
o Schedule 2 o Payroll o Benefits o Fuel Cards o Repairs & Breakdowns o Lights o Storing your Bus o Cleaning o 7 Simple Rules o Land Locations o Boundaries o PD Days o Website o A few other things EACH YEAR, REGULAR BUS ROUTE DRIVERS MUST: Establish your bus route within one week prior to the start of the school year. Send in your Annual Report ASAP. (Calculate KM) Call your families
Introduce yourself. Give them estimated times for pick up and drop off times. Request that the students be ready 5 minutes before pick up time. Get contact information for parents such as: cell phone numbers, in town billets and emergency contacts. Inquire if there are any issues you should know about (medical conditions, allergies or custody arrangements.) Send the Transportation Department any changes to your route, such as new students or students who no longer require bussing. BUS ROUTES Review your map and inform the Transportation Department if any roads needs to be adjusted. Contact local RM if you need roads graded and or plowed. Unregistered student riders; if there are new students on your route who are not on your student list, tell them to fill in a Bus Transportation Request form. The form can be found on the nwsd website. EVALUATIONS AND PPGP Evaluations will be performed on regular route drivers as follows: Once in their 10 months probation period.
Once in the next year following the probation period. Every 3-5 years unless requested by either the employee or the NWSD. The evaluations are completed by the employee as a self assessment, and then completed by the direct supervisor. Personal and Professional Growth Plans (PPGP) is an annual goal setting process that all employees in the NWSD are expected to complete. The PPGPs are completed by the employee. Again this is a process for full time employees. QUESTIONS I need to contact my families because: A. They need to know who I am B. They need to know pick up and drop off times C. All the above I need to send the Transportation Department: D. Corrections to my route
E. Annual report F. All the above How soon should you have your route established before the start of the school year? G. A week H. A month I. A day e t o N o t s
g n i h T LOADING & UNLOADING Loading and unloading is the most dangerous time for a school bus driver and students. 2/3 of school aged children killed in bus related incidents are killed outside the bus during the day in clear weather. Half of students killed are between the ages of 5-7. In most cases, students are killed or injured by their own bus. Younger students are especially vulnerable. They are smaller and harder to see. Know and understand where the danger zones are on your bus. Many students are killed or injured by motorists illegally passing a stopped school bus. Always assume the worst of approaching vehicles. Report any vehicles that pass illegally. LOADING & UNLOADING How students can get on and off the school bus safely. 1.
Every time your bus is stopped, it should be secured. This means in neutral with the emergency break applied to prevent the bus from moving. 2. Students should always walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus, never behind. 3. If a child drops something they should tell the bus driver, never pick it up themselves. 4. Drivers should never move the bus until all students are accounted for and have moved at least 10 feet away from all sides of the bus. 5. If you cant account for a child after they have gotten off the bus, disembark and check around and under the bus. Dont move until you know where the child is. 6.
Loading and unloading requires all your concentration. Dont take your eyes off what is happening outside the bus. If there is a behaviour problem, wait until the students are safely off the bus and have moved away. 7. Dont let students off the bus until it is safe to do so. 8. Students should always walk in front of the bus if they need to cross the street. The bus should stay secured with the stop arm activated until the student safely reaches the other side of the street and into a safe zone. LOADING & UNLOADING Activate warning flasher system, except where prohibited by law, at least 200 feet prior to making a stop. Approach the loading zone slowly and carefully. Move the bus as far to the right as possible. Secure your bus. Except where prohibited by bylaws, activate the stop arm when the bus is stopped for the
purpose of loading or unloading. Constantly scan all mirrors making sure no one is in the danger zone. Count students to make sure you know how many are loading and unloading at any given time. Visually check the danger zones to ensure vehicles are not attempting to pass. Do not proceed until all students are seated and clear of the aisle. LOADING & UNLOADING The stop arm is to be used to load and unload passengers. It should not be used to stop, block or prevent traffic for any other reason. Strobe lights are to be activated when students are on the bus. Turn it on at your first pick up and turn it off when you reach town limits. Never leave your bus running with unsupervised students on board. Once students load the school bus they should not leave. If they have forgotten an item at the school and wish to retrieve it, a school supervisory staff member must be notified that the students has left the bus. Drivers can not leave the school until the load is complete and all students are accounted for. Students should not be allowed to walk between parked buses at any time. S AFETY EQUIPMENT There are 3 triangles in a box
Pull off the road as far as possible Turn on your 4 way emergency flashers 1st Triangle Placed on the drivers side rear of the bus, 10 feet from the bumper 2nd Triangle Placed in the center of the bus 100 feet back from the first triangle 3rd Triangle Placed to the very right shoulder 100 feet from the second triangle. This setup gives the illusion that traffic needs to move left. 200 100 10 Remove the fire extinguisher from the safety brace. P.A.S.S. Pull-Aim-Squeeze-Sweep Pull the safety pin from the handle Aim for the base of the fire- shooting flames is a waste of the fire extinguisher Squeeze and hold in the handle to discharge the agent. Sweep side to side approximately 6 inches over the fire until expended. Typically a fire extinguisher will contain about 10 seconds of extinguishing power. Call for help before attempting to extinguish a serious fire.
Replace your fire extinguisher immediately at the bus garage. Turn your fire extinguisher over once a month until you feel the fluid inside settle to the top. Then secure again in the safety brace. School Bus First Aid Kit REMEMBER BLUE How to administer an EpiPen TO THE SKY, TO THE THIGH ORANGE After using EpiPen You must seek immediate medical attention. Bus Evacuations
Bus Evacuations Points to Ponder The driver is responsible for the safety of the students. In an emergency, you might be incapacitated and not be able to direct the student emergency evacuation. It is important to have regular student leaders available who know how to: Secure the bus: in neutral, with the emergency brake on and bus turned off. Set out the reflector triangles Open and close the doors Assist the passengers off the bus Account for all passengers on the bus Call for help A Flip Chart of What to do in an Emergency will soon be in every bus. Make sure you keep this in a visible and easily accessible spot. Make sure your students know where it is and how to use it. Do not move a student you believe may have suffered a neck or spinal injury. Know if any of your students have medical conditions that may be expedited by the accident such as asthma. Be ready to give this information to Emergency Responders when they arrive. w
e N s News Report GATES COUNTY, N.C. Terence Reid Jr., an 8-year-old student at Buckland Elementary School, helped save his bus drivers life last month when he noticed she was having a medical event and radioed for help, WAVY reports. Janice Knight-White was driving the afternoon route when she lost feeling in her right foot, and soon after, the right side of her body went numb, according to the news outlet. Knight-White told WAVY she couldnt lift her arm or speak, so she pulled the bus over to the side of the road. Reid realized there was a problem, stood up and yelled out to her. Knight-White was only able to say the word sick and handed Reid the bus radio with her left hand. Reid repeated Ms. Knight is sick into the radio until a school resource officer from the Gates County Sheriffs Department responded and asked for their location, according to WAVY. Reid was able to direct law enforcement to their location and EMTs arrived to transport Knight-White to a hospital. She spent a few days in the hospital, and has returned to work at the school. Knight-White told the news outlet that Reid is one of the kids on the bus who I knew could take charge. Ed Webb, one of the sheriffs who heard the call, told WAVY his department will honor Reid at the Board of Education meeting on Monday with an Outstanding Citizen award. Power line Evacuations
Bus Evacuations If you are ever involved in an accident where a power line is involved, DO NOT EVACUATE THE BUS Assume all power lines are energized. Stay on the bus and wait for help. Call 911. Inform them that a power line is involved and you have students on the bus. If you see anyone approaching the bus, warn them that the ground could be energized.
Fallen or broken power lines may still be energized even if they are not sparking, smoking or making a buzzing sound. Do not evacuate the bus until a SaskPower employee confirms it is safe to do so. When a live wire touches the ground, electricity fans out in a pool, similar to when a pebble hits water, with the voltage decreasing as it travels from the center. Electricity is always looking for the shortest and easiest path to the ground. Never touch the bus and the ground. This will cause the electricity to travel though your body to the ground, most likely killing you in the process. Bus Evacuations Power Line Evacuations If you MUST leave the bus because of fire or dangerous position:
Everything must be left on the bus. Students go to the bottom step , fold their arms across their chest. Keeping their feet together with their arms crossed over their chest, they hop off the bus KEEPING THEIR FEET TOGETHER AT ALL TIMES. They need to bunny hop as far as they can, away from the bus at least 5 car lengths. No one assists students off the bus. They must be able to exit and bunny hop by themselves. If using the rear exit, students sit down on the rear exit floor, cross their arms over their chest and hop down KEEPING THEIR FEET TOGETHER. Tell them to bunny hop as far away as they can at least 5 car lengths. If someone is unable to hop away they can also: Hop out of the bus keeping their feet together and touching. Shuffle away from the bus making sure to keep their feet touching at all times. With feet touching, slide the heel of one foot to the toes of the other foot. Slide the back foot to the front of the other foot repeating the process until they reach safety. Always make sure feet never break contact with each other or lift off the ground. Bus Power line Evacuations Evacuations
Why do you have to keep your feet together and bunny hop? Remember the drop of water comparison? Think of the electricity traveling though the ground in the same way water ripples after being disturbed. If you were to walk away from the bus, you would be standing in two different ripples of electricity. This is called Step Potential. The current flow creates a voltage drop as it flows through the earths surface. The wider apart a persons legs are, the larger voltage difference across the body. Think of each step as a new ripple. While you are standing in one ripple, your body is grounded. As soon as you step into a new ripple, you become the conductor between the two voltages. Remember Tires will most likely explode. A build up of gases and heat could cause the tire to start burning or explode. Touching the bus and the ground at the same time will most likely kill you. Stay in the same ripple. Most children are incapable of doing this or understanding the danger of not doing this. DO NOT EVACUATE THE BUS UNLESS IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY Safe Driving Skills Lane Position: Remain in your own lane, preferably the right hand lane while driving. Right of way: Always watch for pedestrians and bicycle riders. Lights: Headlights and clearance lights must always be on when driving.
Speed: Observe the posted speed limit at all times. Tail Swing: The sharper the turn the more tail swing you will experience. Reduce tail swing by moving slowly and turning gradually. Mirrors: Always check your mirrors before changing lanes, merging into traffic or pulling away from a curb. Distance: Keep a minimum of 6 seconds following distance. Bigger vehicles take longer to slow down or stop. Eye Lead Time: (A time and distance a driver visually scans ahead of their vehicle. It allows you to anticipate hazards.) Urban: 15 seconds ahead. Highway or Rural: 30 seconds ahead. Check mirrors every 3-5 seconds Safe Driving Skills Road Conditions: Drive for the road conditions and your comfort level, not necessarily the speed limit when on gravel, ice or on hills etc. Never exceed the speed limit. Road Rage: Always drive in a courteous and considerate manner to reduce conflict on the road. Distractions: Driving requires all of our attention and focus. To deal with distractions, pull over and stop in a safe location. Secure when Stopped: Always secure your bus when not in motion. Backing up: Avoid when possible and never in a school zone. Ask someone (not a student) to guide you. Passing: Avoid passing unless necessary. Passing increases the risk of a head on collision. Braking: Smooth, gradual pressure applied to the brake pedal. Avoid locking up the brakes by sudden
braking. Sudden braking may cause you to lose control of the bus. Skid Steering: Counter steer to correct the skid. Turn your steering wheel in the same direction the rear of the vehicle is skidding. Keep your foot off the brake and coast through the skid. How many bus evacuation drills are required a year? A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 Questions Do I need to do a bus evacuation for Special Events? D. Yes E. No F. Only if I drive more than an hour Who is in charge during a bus evacuation?
G. The driver H. Student Assistants I. The School Do you need to show the students where emergency devices are located and how to use them? J. Yes K. No L. Only show them where they are located. Which of the following is not required to secure a bus: M. Bus in neutral N. Emergency Brake is engaged O. Keys out of ignition If a power line is involved with the bus: P.
Never unload the bus Q. Get the students off as soon as possible R. Make sure student assistants are ready to help Mirror Adjustment Flat Mirrors Cross View Mirrors Convex Mirrors Rear-View Mirror Responsibilities Be properly licensed. Renew your license before it expires. Adhere to the Highway Traffic Act and NWSD Policies.
Submit all documents in a timely manner. Perform a Daily Circle Check as required by law every 24 hours. Must be done Monday morning before you move your bus (Sunday is fine) Fill in your Log Book and submit twice monthly to the Transportation Department. Once mid month, and again at the end of the month. Report any driving infractions to the Transportation Department. Attend seminars, meetings and in-services as required. Check the bus after dropping off students in the morning and in the afternoon. Be at the school 5 minutes before the dismissal time. Responsibilitie s Ensure all students are accounted for before leaving the school. Do not leave the school before your load is complete. Ensure students arrive at home or school safely. Students will not be allowed off at other stops without written consent. Students who are not on your route are not allowed on the bus except with permission of the NWSD. Only stop at division approved locations. If the seal is broken on your safety equipment, it must be replaced.
Check all mirrors when leaving an area. Ensure your mirrors are properly adjusted. Wait until all students are seated before driving. Ensure they remain seated for the duration of your travels. Responsibilities No speeding or extreme braking when driving a school bus. Place the bus in neutral and apply emergency break when loading or unloading. Make sure each child that exits the bus makes it to a safe place before moving the bus again. Maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicles around you. Back up a bus with extreme caution and only when necessary. Use a spotter when possible. Ensure children keep themselves and possessions out of the aisle and the windows. Bus drivers are required by law to keep their buses in a clean and sanitary condition. You MUST be able to see out of your windows at all times. Responsibilitie
s Bus drivers shall not: Drive when impaired by drugs, alcohol or anything that can change or impede their perception or driving capabilities. Smoke on the bus. Use a cell phone when operating a school bus. Be obligated to wait for students if you are adhering to your schedule. Fuel a bus with passengers on. RESPONSIBIL ITIES Technical Requirements: Ensure the bus and equipment
are in a safe mechanical condition. Ensure the bus interior is clean and that exterior lights and windows are free from any obstacles. Notify the garage of any repairs or regular maintenance items. Note these in your log book and on the Service Sheets. Deliver the bus to the garage for servicing or storage at the end of the school year and pick up prior to the start of the school year. LOG BOOKS Log books must be completed and signed every day. Circle checks must be performed every 24 hours and times indicated on your log sheet. Spare drivers can continue on the same sheet you have, if they are using your regular unit. The log book stays with the unit, not with the driver. When using a spare bus, remove your log sheet when you are finished with the spare bus and send it to the Transportation Department. Send the white and yellow copy to the Transportation Department. This can either be mailed, scanned and emailed or dropped off at any of the schools in the division. Additional Log Books can be obtained from the bus garages. Log Books
How often do I need to renew my bus license: A. Every year B. Every 5 years C. Every 10 years Questions A circle check needs to be done every: D. 48 hours E. Once a week F. 24 hours If I am running behind I can exceed the speed limit to ensure students are home on time. G. Yes H. Only on back roads I. No Because driving is my job, I am allowed to use my cell phone while driving a school bus. J. No- its still illegal K. Yes because it is an extension of my job L. Only to text message Who is responsible to book oil changes? M. The garage employees N. The Transportation Department
O. The driver Which of the following is not true: P. Log books need to be filled out every day Q. When I change buses, my log book goes with me R. I need to write the time and location of my circle check Student Conduct Students are expected to respect the bus driver the same as a parent or teacher. If a student chooses to break a rule, the following consequences will be applied: Student warned by the driver: Talk to the student and let them know their behavior is unacceptable. Student may be assigned a designated seat, parents contacted and a Student Conduct Report filed with the principal. Principal, student, parent, driver conference. Suspension of busing privileges. If busing privileges are suspended after the AM run, student may be on your bus for the PM run. Student Conduct You are in charge of the bus, the same as a teacher is in charge of their classroom. Set your rules and make sure the students on your bus know them. It is highly recommended that you set a seating plan for optimal behavior of your
students and make changes as necessary. Be consistent and fair when disciplining. Talk in a calm voice when addressing the students. Discuss matters with students in private. Get to know your students names. You set the tone for the day. Smile and say good morning. You decide if eating is allowed on your bus. If you allow eating, you can revoke the privilege if you so choose. If you are ever unsure how to handle a situation, talk to the school principal or the Transportation Department. Document everything. Student Conduct If a disciplinary problem is encountered while on route, the driver must deliver the students home, to their regular bus stop or school. The driver shall not remove a student at any other point for disciplinary reasons. Transportation may be discontinued depending on the severity until the school is notified of the situation. The students parents must be contacted prior to suspending bus privileges and the suspension must be in conjunction with the school principal and/or the Supervisor of Transportation.
Student Conduct Questions If I am having problems with a student on my bus, my first step is to: A. Talk with the student B. Talk with the parents C. Talk with the Transportation Department I should fill out a ________________ form if I am having issues with a student: D. Transportation Request E.
Student Incident Report F. Student Conduct Report If an issue can not be resolved the student may be __________________. G. Kicked off the bus at any time. H. Suspended from bus services I. Allowed to behave any way they want. The best way to keep track of any issues is to: J.
Document K. Video tape L. Remember everything If bussing privileges are suspended: M. A meeting will be held with parents and the principal N. I may have to still drive the student home O.
All the above ACCIDENTS All accidents no matter how minor, must be reported to the Transportation Department via the Incident Information form. Call 911 if injuries are suspected. Call the Transportation Department. (They will notify the garage, school and or parents) Any damage to the buses must be reported on the Incident Information form no matter how minor. Damage to glass, body, seats etc. no matter how it happened, should be reported to the garage as soon as possible. ACCIDENTS If you come across an accident, remember, you have a bus load of children who are your first priority. NEVER allow anyone on the bus no matter what the circumstances are. This includes parents. Never leave the bus unless an evacuation is necessary. Never leave your bus when it is running with children on board. If you must stop, stop the bus as far to the right of the road as possible. Secure the bus, activate the four way flashers, place warning devices outside the bus and engage the parking brake.
o t s g n i h e t No DANGER ZONE Ten students lost their lives in loading and unloading accidents around school buses in the U.S. in the 2013-14 school year. Six students were killed by passing vehicles, and four were fatally struck by their own bus. Of the four students who were killed by their own school bus in the 2013-14 school year, three were struck at the front of the bus, and one was struck at the back. Age: Five of the students who were killed (half of the total) were 6 years old. One of the students was 8, one was 9 and one was 14. Two were 17 years old. Gender: Seven male students and three female students were killed.
Destination: Seven of the accidents were during the trip to school. The other three were on the trip home. Type of area: Eight of the fatalities occurred in urban locations. The other two were in rural areas. Light conditions: Five of the accidents were in daylight, three were in the dark and two were at dawn. Weather: In six of the accidents, weather conditions were described as clear. The other four were described, respectively, as cloudy, cloudy/raining, rain and fog. Questions If I have an accident, no matter how minor, I have to fill out a: A. SGI Report B. Vehicle Accident Report C. Log Book
If I have an accident I have to contact: D. 911, Transportation Department E. Parents, 911, School, Bus Garage F. All the above When am I allowed to let people on my bus? G. Only if someone is very hurt H. Never
I. Only when the temperature is below -40 My first priority during an accident is: J. Calling the garage K. Students L. Finishing my run If I come across an accident I can leave my bus running to assist people: M. If they are injured
N. If I suspect they need medical assistance O. None of the above Special Events Per Diem Rates: Breakfast (pre 8 am) $15.00 Lunch (12-1 pm) $20.00
Supper (6 pm) $30.00 Minimum 4 hours drive time is paid at $16.72/hr. for all out of town trips. Minimum 2 hours drive time is paid at $16.72/hr. for all in town trips. Half hour cleaning and fueling is paid for each trip. ($16.72 / 2 = $8.36) Standby time is paid at $15.19 per hour. Driver forms can be found on the NWSD website. For assistance with Special Events, consult the secretary at the school or Lee with the Transportation Department. Make sure to fill out the Special Events Driver Expense Claim form and get the fuel card from the school. Special Events fees are paid directly from the school's budget, so will not show on your regular pay stub. WEATHER DAYS Schools are expected to stay open for all designated days of the school year. It is up to each individual bus driver to determine if they are driving during inclement weather. If you do not run, you need to fill out a leave request on AppliTrack and contact the Transportation Office. If the weather is -40 with or without the wind chill, the school buses do not run. If you do not operate in the AM because of weather, you do not run in the PM. If you cancel your PM route because of weather, inform the school, the Transportation Office and
parents. Please give everyone enough time to make alternate arrangements. Children may be billeted to their in town locations. Never pick students up early. Students may be requested to return to their home or school to get proper attire such as boots or a jacket. Weather Days Regular route drivers are paid an annual plug in and wash allowance of $429.62 paid in instalments on each pay cheque. You are expected to plug in your bus and ensure it will start in the AM. All buses must be plugged in for a minimum of 4 hours in weather colder than -5 If you are taking a weather day you are only paid the daily rate. KM will not be paid on weather days. Idling times: 5 minutes when outside temp is +10 10 minutes when outside temp is +10 to -10 15 minutes when outside temp is below -10 **Buses are not to be left idling at refueling points. Questions Which is not true. Schools are expected to:
A. Stay open all designated school days B. Have a list of student billets C. Cancel bus runs If the temperature is ______ with or without the wind chill, my bus does not run. D. -30 E. -40 F.
-50 If I do not run in the am because of weather: G. I can run in the pm H. I do not run in the pm I. I pick up at the school early If a student is not dressed for the weather: J. I can refuse to transport them K.
I can send them back to the house for warmer clothing L. Provide them with warmer clothing If I am not running I need to call: M. Families, school, transportation department N. No one, they will figure it out O. Garage WHERE TO PARK Buses not in use can be stored at the following locations:
Drivers residence Drivers place of employment if within 1 KM of the school On school grounds in designated areas Buses may stop for personal use between the school and the drivers residence if it does not increase KM. Drivers are not to haul personal items such as groceries etc. when transporting students. You can not cross on a ferry with students. Empty bus with no passengers is allowed. CELL PHONES We prefer drivers to have a cell phone with them while on route for emergencies. Drivers will be reimbursed $30.00 per month for cell phone allowance. Cell phone use while driving is Illegal. Please let the Transportation Department know your cell phone number especially if you change your number. The school should also have your cell phone number. Cell phones should be kept out of sight at all times. Absolutely no talking or texting while operating your bus. If you choose, you may have a trusted student in charge of your cell phone. LEAVE REQUEST
All regular route drivers must obtain pre-approval for all leaves, except sick days. Leave request may be denied if not pre-approved. If you are sick for 5 or more consecutive days, a Verification of Sickness form is required from your doctor. This form can be found in your binder and on the website. You are responsible for finding a spare driver for your route. Spare driver contact list can be found on the website. The password is: nwsdbus You can not drive a Special Event if you do not have your regular route covered. Inform your families and school of the replacement when absent from your route. Leave without pay is only approved if you have a replacement driver. Leave of more then 7 consecutive working days must be approved by Davin H., you will need to submit a request in writing to him. Submit your leave request as soon as you can to the Transportation Department. Make sure your replacement driver has completed the Spare Driver Claim for Payment form. Leave request instructions are included at the end of this presentation. Questions If I am sick for more than ___ days I need to send in a VOS: A. 5
B. 10 C. 2 If I am not driving my bus for any reason I need to: D. Inform families and provide a spare driver E. Send in a leave request F. All the above I can use my cell phone:
G. When driving because it is my job H. Never, it is illegal I. To text my students My bus can not: J. Be used for personal use K. Be parked at my house L.
Cross a body of water on a ferry with students on board I can drive a special event if: M. I have a spare for my regular route N. I submit a leave request O. All the above EXPENSE VOUCHER Ride Along Training: Training time spent on route with regular route driver. Regular route driver will only be paid if unable to do route training during regular route times. Reason will have to be provided. Expense Voucher: to be filled out when you have to travel to a garage for
repairs or to pick up/drop off a bus etc. Bus foreman will assist you with filling out the form. Schedule 2 Drivers Must Know Where This Form Is Kept Identifies major and minor defects with the bus. Minor defects up to 5 days to repair. Major defects the bus does not move. Called the Bus Pre-Trip Inspection in your binder. If you are unsure, please call your bus shop to verify with one of the shop mechanics. PAYROLL Payday is the 22nd of each month. Spare drivers, Special Event trips and expenses are paid 5 working days following the month of driving. This usually ends up being the 7 th of the month. Daily Rate of $54.10 includes: Fueling Cleaning Circle Check If there are any questions or concerns regarding missing payments, please contact the Transportation Department to confirm we have received the
information. We may direct your call to the Payroll Department in Meadow Lake. PAYROLL Spare drivers who drive for another driver outside of their home school boundary will receive drive time if: they cross their home school boundaries and exceed 35 km from their home to the first pickup. BENEFITS Life Insurance Medical 80% of prescription drugs Dental (80%) Pension Personal Services ($300.00 each per calendar year) Chiropractor Osteopath Podiatrist/Chiropodist Massage Therapist
Speech Therapist Physiotherapist Psychologist or social worker Naturopath (including supplements) Homeopath (including supplements) FUEL CARDS You will be given a fuel card for the type of fueling station in your area. Spare bus drivers must obtain the fuel card from the regular driver when they are doing your run. Fuel cards for Special Events are available at every school. Make sure you ask the supervisor or someone at the office for the fuel card before departing on the Special Event. Please call the Turtleford Office if you have any issues with your fuel card. Report any lost or stolen cards right away so we can cancel it and issue you a new card. Never fuel a bus with passengers on board. Please make sure you do not put fuel in the DEF place. Questions If I am bringing my bus in for repairs I need to sign a: A.
Verification of sickness B. My log book C. Expense Voucher A Schedule 2 identifies: D. The students on my route E. Major and minor defects F. The NWSD policies
Payday is once a month on the _____. G. 5th working day of the month H. Last Friday of the month I. 22nd My daily rate is for: J. Filling out my log book K. Cleaning, fueling and circle check
L. The KM I travel in a day Spare drivers must get my fuel card: M. When using my bus for regular routes N. Driving special events O. If they need it for filling any spare bus in the area REPAIRS & BREAKDOWNS Note any defects in your log book and on the Service Sheet.
Call the bus garage and report a defect no matter how minor such as rips in the seats, incase they need to order parts etc. You are responsible for booking in your bus for regular oil changes and maintenance. Service trips will be compensated. In the event of a breakdown while on route, your primary concern will be the safety of the students. Contact the school, the garage and the Transportation Department. Parents may be able to come get their children and others. A fellow driver may be able to assist you in the event of a breakdown. Make arrangements to acquire a spare bus. LIGHTS Headlights should always be on when a school bus is in operation. Turn on the strobe lights at your first pick up and turn them off when you enter town limits. Review the back of your binder to see if any area you may travel in has any bylaws regarding school bus flashing lights. Vehicles that disobey the stop arm and warning lights should be reported. STORING YOUR BUS At the end of the year, if you have room to store your bus for the summer, you
may do so if: You do not need an inspection over the summer You have no repairs Ensure your bus is clean, fueled and ready to go a few days before the start of the new school year. You dont want any surprises on the first day of school. CLEANING Keeping your bus clean is the law! A portion of your daily rate includes keeping your bus clean. A good time to walk through or sweep out your bus is when you pick up your students for the PM route and are waiting for them to exit the school. Cleaning supplies can be obtained from the bus garage. These include Windex and a multi purpose cleaner. Dirty buses will be reported by the garage staff when they are brought in for repairs dirty. Pictures may be taken and put in your file along with a letter addressing the cleanliness of your bus. We want to provide a clean environment for our student to travel to and from school in. When at a school, Karrie or Amanda may do a surprise walk through to observe the condition of your bus. 7 Simple Rules 7 Simple Rules for Riding Safely
1. Be ready on time 2. Walk safely to the bus 3. Get on the bus safely 4. Talk quietly 5. Stay in your seat 6. Leave the bus safely 7. Stay out of the danger zone Questions Any repairs needed to the bus should be called into the garage and: A. Noted in my log book and in the Service Repair Sheet B. Emailed to the school C. Called into the Transportation Department
If my bus needs an oil change: D. The garage will call me E. I make arrangements F. I change the oil myself I should always drive with: G. My stop arm activated H. My strobe lights on
I. My headlights on I should check my bus to ensure it is working: J. At the end of the year before I store it for the summer K. A few days before the start of the school year L. The first day of school A good time to give my bus a quick clean is: M. While I am waiting for a student in their yard
N. While I am waiting for the students to exit the school O. At the end of the year before I park my bus LAND LOCATIONS How to read a land location Land locations are always given in the same format. For example: SW-34-51-20-W3 SW-34-51-20-W3: Quarter Section Direction SW-34-51-20-W3: Section SW-34-51-20-W3: Township SW-34-51-20-W3: Range Road SW-34-51-20-W3: This is Always West of the 3rd Meridian SW-34-51-20-W3 Sections are divided into 4
quarters. N NW NE 34 W SW E SE S A township is a large square made up of 36 sections, all approximately 1 mile square. 34
35 36 27 26 25 These sections are numbered 1 through 36 Each Township is 6 sections wide and 6 sections long TOW N S H IP N UM B E RS A R E LO C ATE D H O R I ZO NTA LLY O N A MAP AND D EC R EA SE A S YO U M OV E S O UT H ( D OW N T H E M A P)
R A N GE ROA D S A R E LO C ATE D V E RTIC A LLY O N A M A P A N D D EC R EA SE A S YO U MOV E EA ST ( R IGH T O N A M A P) SW-34-51-20-W3 1. The first numbers you are going to look at is the Township and Range Road: SW-34-51-20W3. Step 2 Step 3 This is what you are going to locate on a map. 2. Next you are going to look for the Section: SW-34-51-20-W3. 3. Next you are going to see where on the section they are
located: SW-34-51-20-W3 Step 1 Boundaries A C B D F E G H I K L M N
O Q R S P J A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.
J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. Pierceland Goodsoil Dorintosh Rapid View Loon Lake Meadow Lake Paradise Hill St. Walburg Turtleford Glaslyn Hillmond
Lloydminster Marshall/Lloydminster Lashburn Maidstone Edam Lashburn/Lloydminster Marsden Neilburg Questions In a land location the W3 stands for? A. West of the 3rd township B. West of the 3rd road range C. West of the 3rd meridian
A township consist of: D. 36 sections E. 4 quarters F. 12 range roads The first two digits in a land location indicates: G. The direction inside the section H. The range road
I. The meridian A range road indicates: J. North and south running roads K. East and west running roads L. The quarter section The first numbers I need to locate on a map is: M. Township and meridian
N. Range road and direction O. Township and range PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS Bus driver meetings will be held in your area. All regular route drivers are required to attend. This is an opportunity to review any changes to forms, procedures and policies. Allows you as a driver to ask questions or address concerns that directly affect your area. You will be paid to attend the meetings. Website You will receive a NWSD email address. We email all your approved leave request and other items to this email address. You will designate a school of your choosing as your communication center for memos etc. You will have access to School Messenger
NWSD Transportation website page has: Employee Information Forms Contact information List of buses not running Lloydminster and Meadow Lake bus stops Spare driver list Kids safety zone A FEW MORE THINGS Never leave your bus running with children in it. Never let anyone on your bus who should not be there. Even if they are hurt in an accident. Always check for sleeping students when you are finished your run. This also gives you a chance to find forgotten lunches, clothing etc. that were left on your bus. Do a visual sweep outside and under your bus for safety issues. You are the first person the children encounter outside of the home in the morning. Smile and say good morning. You can set the childs mood for the day. Learn the names of the children on your route. And a few more things Your route can change at any time throughout the school year with the
addition or removal of students. Your KM will never decrease in a school year from your current KM listed on your annual report. The KM will only increase with the addition of new students. Because of various reasons, you may be assigned to a different route or your current route may be reconfigured. Remember confidentiality is a big part of your job. Do not discuss students or situations with anyone who is not in an immediate relation to the situation or should be such as your Principal or Supervisor. Questions Driver meetings are part of what program?: A. Professional Development B. Positive Direction C.
Professional Dictation Which of the following is not on the website: D. Email E. Forms F. Student land locations Your KM will only ___________ in a year. G. Decrease H.
Increase I. Stay the same My route can: J. Change at any time K. Have the KM decreased at any time L. Remain the same from year to year If I have any questions I can: M.
Call the Transportation Department N. Figure it out myself O. Find all answers in my binder