Connecticut - Transportation Safety—safety training: Program Requirement

Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law requires districts to establish transportation plans or policies addressing bus driver safety training.

General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-186. Duties of local and regional boards of education re school attendance. Hearings. Appeals to state board. Establishment of hearing board. Readmission. Transfers.

(a) Each local or regional board of education shall furnish, by transportation or otherwise, school accommodations so that each child five years of age and over and under twenty-one years of age who is not a graduate of a high school or technical education and career school may attend public school.

Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Sec. 14-276a-5. In-service training

The training required in Section 14-276a-2 for renewal of a school endorsement shall consist of a minimum of six (6) hours annually, and shall be administered or supervised by an approved instructor, or shall be provided in a safety training class approved by the commissioner. No more than three (3) hours of instruction in any one day shall count toward the total six (6) hours.
Connecticut Secretary of State

General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-220. Duties of boards of education.

(a) Each local or regional board of education...shall make such provisions as will enable each child of school age residing in the district to attend some public day school for the period required by law and provide for the transportation of children wherever transportation is reasonable and desirable...

Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Sec. 14-276a-6. Content of in-service training

The safety training required by Section 14-276a-5 shall include as a minimum the following subjects:
(1) Seasonal safety problems affecting driving, and loading and unloading procedures;
(2) Student management;
(3) Emergency procedures including first aid and universal precautions;
(4) Substance use and abuse;
(5) Communication skills;
(6) Activity trip procedures;
(7) Characteristics of students with disabilities; and
(8) Updates of laws, regulations and policies.
Connecticut Secretary of State

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