Pupil Transportation

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a law was signed by President Bush including school buses under the federal definition of "mass transportation systems." School bus transportation is one of the largest mass transit systems in the United States. Nationwide, the yellow buses transport over 10 billion students more than 4 billion miles annually. Obviously, school buses play an integral role in the educational system and in the safety of the lives of our children.

Because thousands of Mississippi children begin and end their days with a trip on a school bus, transportation safety is an ongoing focus of the Division of Pupil transportation. Staff provide assistance to school districts on federal and state laws and guidelines as well board policies that pertain to the following:

Recommended Qualifications for School Transportation Personnel

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SHOP FOREMANPDF8.66 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download
MECHANICPDF8.92 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download
BUS DRIVERPDF9.25 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download

Other Assistance and Guidelines:

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School Bus Vehicle Maintenance SchedulesDOC21.00 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download
School Bus Special RoutesXLS19.50 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download
School Bus Security OperationsPDF131.78 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download
School Bus Minimum StandardsDOC1.54 MB22 Sep, 2011 Download
School Bus Accident Report FormDOC9.79 MB22 Sep, 2011 Download
Pupil Transportation Process Standard Number 35 Monitoring ToolPDF40.21 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download
Pupil Transportation LawsPDF2.85 MB22 Sep, 2011 Download
Instructor Guide for Training School Bus DriversPDF2.99 MB22 Sep, 2011 Download

Forms to Request Reimbursement

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Transportation of Vocational-Technical Education StudentsDOC40.00 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download
Transportation of Students With Special NeedsXLS29.00 KB22 Sep, 2011 Download

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School programs enable community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children to safely walk and bicycle to school. In the process, programs are working to reduce traffic congestion and improve health and the environment, making communities more livable for everyone. Learn More from the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

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Collaboration_Public_Health_School_OfficialsPDF4.96 MB07 May, 2012 Download
SafeRoutes2.13.09PDF2.03 MB07 May, 2012 Download
Safe Routes Crossing Guard Training Presentation DocumentPPT8.29 MB22 Sep, 2011 Download
Crossing Guard TrainingPDF2.56 MB22 Sep, 2011 Download
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