Mandatory Regulatory Procedures:
School vehicle drivers shall comply with the requirements for background checks/certifications and employment history reviews in accordance with applicable law, Board policy, and administrative procedures. These requirements are addressed separately in Policy 304 - Employment of District Staff for drivers employed by the District and Policy 818 - Clearances for Contracted Services for drivers employed by an independent contractor. 
Prior to employment and at least once each school year, school vehicle drivers shall
submit a copy of a valid driver’s license to the Superintendent or designee. 
School vehicle drivers shall report misconduct in accordance with Policy 317 - Employee Conduct and Reporting Requirements for drivers employed by the District and Policy 818 - Clearances for Contracted Services for drivers employed by an independent contractor. 
School vehicle drivers using controlled substances prescribed for therapeutic purposes by a licensed medical practitioner shall submit the practitioner’s written statement that the prescribed substance will not adversely affect the employee’s ability to safely operate a school vehicle.
School vehicle drivers shall also inform their supervisors of any use of drug(s) or medication(s) for which the packaging includes warnings that, “marked drowsiness may occur” and/or to “be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.”
A school vehicle driver arrested, charged with, or issued a citation for violating a federal or state law or local ordinance relating to motor vehicle traffic control in this or any other state or any federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal law relating to motor vehicle traffic control in Canada, other than parking violations, shall notify their supervisor and/or the contract carrier in writing before the end of the business day following the day the school vehicle driver is arrested, charged, or cited. Notice is required no matter what type of vehicle the driver was driving.
An employee who has provided timely notification of an arrest, citation, or charge reported by the employee shall not be terminated based solely on the employee providing the notice of the arrest, citation, or charge. Termination based on the underlying misconduct may be taken only where there has been a conviction of the violation, or where there is independent evidence of the underlying misconduct warranting termination or other discipline. This shall not preclude suspension, reassignment, or other action pending resolution of the charges reported by the employee, nor disciplinary action up to and including termination for failure to provide timely notice of an arrest, citation, or charge. 
A school vehicle driver who is convicted of violating a federal or state law or local ordinance relating to motor vehicle traffic control in this or any other state or any federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal law relating to motor vehicle traffic control in Canada, other than parking violations, shall notify their supervisor and/or the contract carrier in writing of the conviction within fifteen (15) days of the date of conviction. Notice is required no matter what type of vehicle the driver was driving.
Any school vehicle driver whose operating privilege is suspended, revoked, canceled, or recalled by any state, who loses the privilege to drive a vehicle, school bus, or commercial motor vehicle in any state for any period, or who is disqualified from driving a school bus or commercial motor vehicle for any period, shall notify their supervisor and/or the contract carrier immediately upon reporting to work for the next scheduled shift following the notice of the suspension, revocation, cancellation, loss, or disqualification. 
Controlled Substances and Alcohol
Drug and Alcohol Testing
The District shall require school vehicle drivers to submit to the following drug and alcohol tests: pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-work, and follow-up.
School vehicle drivers shall not use medical marijuana products.
School vehicle drivers shall not ingest hemp products or otherwise use hemp products in a way that may result in absorption of hemp or hemp residue into the body.
A school vehicle driver shall not report for duty, drive, operate, or be in the actual physical control of the movement of a school vehicle under the following circumstances:
- While using or while having any amount of alcohol present in the body, including medications containing alcohol. 
- While under the influence of a controlled substance or combination of controlled substances, or the combined influence of alcohol and a controlled substance or substances. 
- After consuming alcohol or a controlled substance within the previous eight (8) hours.
An exception shall be made for therapeutic use of prescribed controlled substances used by a school vehicle driver when the driver has submitted in advance a licensed medical practitioner’s written statement that the prescribed substance will not adversely affect the driver’s ability to safely operate a school vehicle.
The District shall place a school vehicle driver who drives, operates, or is in physical control of a school vehicle out of service for thirty (30) days if the school vehicle driver: 
- Has any detectable amount of alcohol in their system; or
- Refuses to take a test to determine their alcohol content.
Consistent with District 1201 Local 32BJ Collective Bargaining Agreement and legal requirements, a determination shall be made as to the appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination, for a school vehicle driver who violates applicable law and regulations, Board policy, or administrative procedures. 
Maintenance of Records
Drug and alcohol test information for school vehicle drivers shall be maintained separate from test information for Covered Drivers under Policy 810.1. Such information shall be treated as confidential and shall only be released in accordance with law. 
Drug and alcohol test information for school vehicle drivers shall not be included on the U.S. Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing MIS Data Collection Form.
Acknowledgment of Receipt
Each school vehicle driver shall sign a statement certifying that they have received a copy of this policy and its accompanying administrative procedures.
The Department of Transportation Services shall keep the original signed statement in the school vehicle driver’s personnel file and provide a copy to the driver.
School vehicle drivers shall attend orientation and training sessions, as appropriate to the nature of their service. When training is provided for other school employees relating to the legal obligations of employers and educational institutions, consideration shall be given to which school vehicle drivers should also receive that training.