Sharyland ISD school buses:
Each employee of the transportation team is a vital member of an
organization striving for excellence. It is important to remember that
transportation of students involves much more than delivering children
to and from school.
Maintaining an exemplary standard as reflected by the District’s
safety record is a constant challenge each employee must be willing to
accept.The men and women charged with the safety of Sharyland ISD
children are highly trained professionals who take their jobs seriously.
Bus drivers perform a variety of tasks such as operating the bus and
all related equipment in a safe and efficient manner, performing
pre-trip inspections, maintaining effective pupil behavior management
control over groups of children, keeping the bus clean and neat, etc.
Obviously, it takes a special type of person to handle the
tremendous responsibilities vested in bus drivers, so Sharyland ISD is
careful to hire only the most qualified individuals. In order to be
considered for employment, individuals must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Obtain and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
with all appropriate endorsements and classifications and all other
required licenses, permits and certificates.
- Pass a Post-Offer Employment Evaluation
- Have and maintain a satisfactory
driving and criminal background as determined by the Texas Department of
Public Safety that reflects a professional driver and which meets all
contractual, local, state and federal requirements.
- Pass an annual physical examination
- Show negative on a pre-employment drug and alcohol test as well
as be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing
Prior to consideration of employment,
applicants must appear for a personal interview at which time they are
screened for emotional stability and positive attitude, evidence of
being mature and able to handle responsibility, pleasant personality and
disposition, and neatness of grooming and personal appearance.
After meeting all of the above
requirements, candidates for employment are expected to successfully
complete the Sharyland ISD school bus driver training program. The
state’s certification course involves 20 hours of training and an
additional eight hours every three years thereafter.