school Bus Driver Safety Education Classes
BEGINNING SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TRAINING
Training is scheduled for 3-1/2 days; first, second and third days from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and fourth day from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. Beginning School Bus Driver classes are now being held at the Wayne County Community College. Location at 21000 Northline Road in Taylor (click here for directions).
Receipt of Enrollment Cards
Due to the large number of drivers in Wayne County, enrollment cards cannot be processed on a same-day basis. Please allow 2-3 business days to receive enrollment letters and cards in the mail. Please remember that although districts may enroll drivers in any of these classes, enrollment cards cannot be received until 90 days prior to the class date.
Janauary 10-13, 2017
ADVANCED SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TRAINING
Mandated School Bus Driver Continuing Education classes are available on the following dates:
November 8, 2016
COURSE FEE: $20
This is a state-mandated continuing education requirement. All classes are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (six hours, excluding breaks) at Wayne RESA. Attendance is required for all six hours in order to successfully complete this class. Lunch will be provided.
(Please Note: Per the State of Michigan Pupil Transportation Public Act 187, Section 257.1851: Every current school bus driver holding a green or yellow education card that expires on Sept. 30, 2017 must attend a six-hour school bus driver continuing education class by that expiration date.)
Drivers who successfully complete this class will be issued a green card that expires September 30 of 2019.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED DRIVERS
Although most school bus drivers are enrolled into a continuing education class by the school district or contractor for which they work, there are also many drivers who are SELF-EMPLOYED. A driver is considered to be SELF-EMPLOYED if he/she falls into one of the following categories:
- Retired school bus driver
- School bus driver in between employers (or unemployed)
If you are a self-employed driver and you wish to keep your driving credentials current, you must enroll yourself using our online enrollment form (using the link above). (Enrollments CANNOT be taken over the phone.) Additionally, you must mail your course fee ($20 check or money order) to our office in order to receive your enrollment confirmation. (Enrollments WILL NOT be completed or confirmed without the $20 class fee.) Please mail your check or money order to:
33500 Van Born Road
Wayne, MI 48184
Once we receive your completed online enrollment form AND your $20 course fee, we will mail a confirmation letter to the address included on your enrollment form.
TRAIN THE TRAINER
Train the Trainer class - TBA
TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR TRAINING The Michigan Department of Education has separated Transportation Supervisor training into two three-hour segments. YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH SEGMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SUPERVISOR CARD. For instructions on how to access the ONLINE courses, please email Kim Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions. If you still have questions AFTER receiving the instructions, please call 734.334.1319.
Once Supervisors have completed BOTH segments, and the proper documentation is e-mailed to our office (per the instructions you receive), you will be eligible for a new Transportation Supervisor card, which will have an expiration date of 9/30/2018. New cards will be mailed to Supervisors after course requirements are completed.
(*If you have ALREADY RECEIVED your supervisor card with an expiration date of 9/30/2018, you DO NOT need to complete courses at this time.*)
Please Note: Public Act 187 states, "The person or persons in charge of school bus operations at a school shall successfully complete 6 hours of supervisory continuing education every 2 years after the successful completion of the beginning school bus driver training program." If you have additional questions regarding supervisor training, please contact Kim Hooper at 734.334.1319.
TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Meetings are scheduled 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except as noted)
September 7, 2016, WRESA Room 250AB
October 11, 2016, WCCCD-Northline Road, Taylor MI
November 9, 2016, WCCCD-Northline Road, Taylor MI
December 13, 2016, WRESA Room 223
January 10, 2017, WCCCD-Northline Road, Taylor MI
February 14, 2017, WRESA Room 250 BC
March 14, 2017, WCCCD-Northline Road, Taylor MI
April 12, 2017, WRESA Room 250 BC
May 9, 2017, WRESA Room 250 BC
TRANSPORTATION TECHNICIANS/MECHANICS ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
There are no meetings scheduled at this time - please watch our web site for future meeting dates and additional information.
WAYNE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION TRAINERS ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Trainers Association meetings will provide updates and special programs that will assist trainers in obtaining and sharing information designed to enhance the training of Wayne County school bus drivers. There are no meetings scheduled at this time. Please watch this section of our web page for 2014 meeting dates and additional information.