Training at Wayne RESA is scheduled for 3-1/2 days; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, unless otherwise indicated. Beginning School Bus Driver classes for the 2012/2013 school year are listed below.
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. Enroll Here
Mandated School Bus Driver Continuing Education classes are available on the following dates:
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). 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, 2015 must attend a six-hour school bus driver continuing education class by that expiration date.)
Drivers who do not complete this continuing education requirement by September 30, 2015 will be required to complete the four-day Beginning School Bus Driver Training course in order to remain legally eligible to drive a school bus.
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.
Education Program for Trainers of School Bus Drivers
CLASS DATES: August 11, 12, 13, 2014
CLASS TIMES: August 11 & 12: 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. (Box lunch provided)
August 13: 8:00 a.m. - Noon (No lunch)
LOCATION: Allendale Elementary School (3201 Oakwood, Melvindale, MI)
COURSE FEE: Public School Districts – FREE
NON-PUBLIC School Districts/Contractors - $50
This training has been approved by the Michigan Department of Education as the course for all school bus instructors who are responsible for teaching and training new school bus drivers. The purpose of this extensive training, which incorporates basic step-by-step instructional materials, is to make certain that every new school bus driver in the State of Michigan receives consistent and complete driver training. It provides a basis to be followed by all trainers across the entire State of Michigan.
An enrollment form MUST be completed in order to attend this training session. PLEASE NOTE: maximum class size is 25 trainers; PLEASE ENROLL PRIMARY TRAINER FIRST (ONE trainer per District). If you have an alternate or additional person who would like to attend, please e-mail the name to email@example.com; we will compile a waiting list and enroll your alternate if space allows.)
Wayne RESA Pupil Transportation has COMPLETED in-classroom Supervisor course offerings for 2014. Those who have not yet completed the requirements may still complete the courses ONLINE.
Please remember that 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, you must send an e-mail to Jennifer Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org to have the instructions e-mailed back to you. If you still have questions AFTER receiving the instructions, please call Kim Hooper at 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 9/30/2016. 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 9/30/2016, 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.
Meetings are scheduled 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
September 10, 2013
February 11, 2014
There are no meetings scheduled at this time - please watch our web site for future meeting dates and additional information.
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.