Break the code of Silence

Target Audiences for All Topics

School Board members

District Administrators

School Administrators

Security Personnel


School Bus Drivers


State Administrators

Staff Development Specialist

  Bus Driver & Attendant On-line Courses

Dr. Nancy Blackwelder

There are two kinds of Administrators.

Those who have had a crisis....

And those who will.

  • It is invaluable as remediation for drivers or attendants having difficulty with student management issues, and/or
  • Employees who miss the annual state required continuing education program.
  • There is an “Are You There?”, function that prohibits jumping ahead or walking away from the computer. 
  • Employees can take the course on their down time or at home. 
  • They can stop at any time and return to the place they left off.
  • There are quizzes that must be passed with 80% minimum proficiency.
  • Upon completion of the course, participants can print a certificate that can be included in their file as evidence of participation.
  • Accepts all major credit cards, or fax a purchase order to 727-362-1984 along with your email address and a code will be mailed to you that allows access to the course.

How Bus Drivers Get Into Trouble Program 5

This is a 1- hour course.

This unit puts a face on the tragedy of bus route and stop fatalities. Of the 17 children killed in 2008-09, 10 were struck by their own bus. The other 7 were struck by passing vehicles. Guidelines for safe stops and routes are discussed.

Loading zones at schools require a slightly different procedure than loading and unloading on routes. Traffic during school opening and dismissal can be confusing for children.

Child endangerment is the issue and post trip checks using a child alarm system or empty bus sign is essential. But thats not the only way you can get into trouble leaving students unattended.

The course costs $12.95 per participant.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    • Learn the importance of the care that must be taken at bus stops.
    • Learn bus stop and route guidelines.
    • Learn that even though someone else may write the route, it is up to the driver to evaluate the route and bus stop safety.
    • Learn the importance of keeping an accurate route sheet.
    • Learn procedures for loading and unloading at the schools bus circle
    • Learn the importance of reporting unsafe conditions at a school bus circle.
    • Learn the importance of post checking the bus before parking it in any location.
    • Learn the importance of not putting the students in harms way by leaving them to address other issues on the street.
    • Learn alternatives to leaving a young child unattended at a bus stop.

Evaluation :

    • Chapter Quizzes


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