New Jersey - Transportation Safety—safety training: Program Requirement

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

New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:27-11.3 Training

(a) Employers shall ensure that all school bus drivers and school bus aides are properly trained for the functions of their positions.

(b) Employers shall administer a safety education program for all permanent and substitute drivers and aides. At a minimum, the training shall include:

    1. Student management and discipline;
    1. School bus accident and emergency procedures;
    1. Conducting school bus emergency exit drills;
    1. Loading and unloading procedures;
    1. School bus stop loading zone safety;
    1. Inspecting the school vehicle for students left on board at the end of a route; and
    1. The use of a student's education records, including the employee's responsibility to ensure the privacy of the student and his or her records, if applicable.

(c) In addition to the training requirements in (b) above, employers shall administer to school bus drivers a safety education program that includes defensive driving techniques and railroad crossing procedures.

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