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  1. question2012 Montana School Bus Standards
    The 2012 Montana School Bus Standards can be found at the following link: http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/PupilTransport/12ProposedBusStandards.pdf School Buses, Districts, and Contractors are required to follow the Montana School Bus Standards You may also contact Donell Rosenthal at (406) 444-3024 ...
  2. questionSeating Requirements on School Buses
    School Bus Standards: Page 84 Section B: Seating Requirements http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/PupilTransport/12ProposedBusStandards.pdf Montana schools must follow Highway Safety Guideline #17, “Pupil Transportation Safety,” as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrati ...
  3. questionBus Riding Time and Limitation
    20-10-121. Duty of trustees to provide transportation -- types of transportation -- bus riding time limitation. (1) The trustees of a district may furnish transportation to an eligible transportee who attends a school of the district or has been granted permission to attend a school outside of ...
  4. questionSchool Bus Endorsement
    School Bus “S” Endorsement A person who drives a school bus, or who transports pre-primary, primary or secondary school students for school-related activity trips in a commercial motor vehicle other than a school bus, must have a CDL with the new, school bus “S” endorse ...
  5. questionNon-Resident CDL Holder
    A driver who holds an out of state CDL has 30 days to get a Montana CDL. During this time, they can go ahead and start working for the school district. As per MCA 61-5-103. Residency requirement. (1) A person who has resided in Montana for more than 60 consecutive days is considered to be a ...
  6. questionRenewing or Receiving Medical Certification for School Bus Drivers and CDL Holders
    New Medical Requirements for CDL holders: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is now requiring that all interstate/intrastate commercial motor vehicle (CDL) holders may only have their medical certification or recertification performed by a licensed Ph.D. that is on the Nati ...
  7. questionDriver Certificate Not Current
    Can we use a driver in an emergency to drive a bus route that doesnt have all his or her current certificates, if the driver has driven for us in the past? As far as state and county reimbursement goes, you can’t be reimbursed for those days that your driver is not certified. You may a ...
  8. questionPupil Transportation--Unsecure Items
    Q: Does having a bottle of cleaning fluid on the dash of the bus, or an unsecured carton with "stuff" in it present a dangerous situation for bus riders? A: Unsecured snow shovels, brooms, cleaning supplies, coffee cups, extra oil containers, etc. can cause serious injury to children and equi ...
  9. questionDrug Testing
    How do you know if a person is covered by the Federal Random Drug testing rule… Ask the following questions: A. Is the person an employee or employer? Answer: Employee What form of transportation is it? Answer: School Bus B. Does this person operate a truck or a bus: 1. With a g ...
  10. questionSchool bus drivers with Diabetes
    Employers of CDL drivers having diabetes can require that the driver see a doctor more often than annually. FMCSA Regulations 391.64 Grandfathering for certain drivers participating in vision and diabetes waiver study programs. (a) The provisions of 391.41(b)(3) do not apply to a driver who wa ...