Professional Development

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TRAINING AT THE AKALAT CLASSROOM

starting on Monday, August 19, 2019 and ending on Friday, August 30, 2019

Quileute Tribal School District

P.O. Box 39

La Push, WA 98350

360-374-5648, FAX 360-374-9608

The mission of the Quileute Tribal School is for all students to gain and retain the knowledge and skills necessary to make them responsible, productive citizens.  They will develop problem solving skills, communication skills, and self- sufficiency skills that will allow them to interact at all levels of society.  They will protect, preserve and enhance the Quileute language and culture for future generations.

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TRAINING

The Quileute Tribal School is offering School Bus Driver Training at the Akalat classroom starting on Monday, August 19, 2019 and ending on Friday, August 30, 2019.  To qualify for a CDL to serve as a bus driver, you must have been a licensed driver for a minimum of five (5) years and have fewer than three (3) moving traffic citations.  There are some exceptions to the three citation regulations so contact Superintendent Mark Jacobson if you have questions concerning the traffic tickets or the requirements detailed below.

Before qualifying to enroll in the School Bus Driver Training, you must:

  1. Obtain the four endorsements for their class B permit. This is done by studying the driver’s manual and passing the four written driver’s tests at the Department of Licensing Office in Port Angeles.  The tests are not easy, so candidates need to know the material well before taking the tests.  If a candidate fails any of the tests, he/she must re-take the failed test(s) again on another day and pay additional testing fee(s).  According to the DOL, 85 percent of the people fail at least one of the four tests.  Practice tests are available by downloading the free DMV genie…WA…CDL.
  2. Pass a CDL physical. Your regular doctor likely isn’t certified to administer the CDL physical.  The closest place qualified to complete the CDL physical is The Clinic in Port Angeles.
  3. Complete a driver’s abstract at the Quileute Tribal School’s Business Office. The school will submit the driver’s abstract.
  4. Pass a drug test. The drug test is done at the school.
  5. Pass a fingerprint background check. This school must schedule this through the Educational Service District in Bremerton, WA.  If you have ever been arrested, please contact Superintendent Mark Jacobson prior to planning to participate in the training to ensure you qualify for employment.  The school is required to comply with the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Protection Act (Public Law 11-630), 25 CFR §63 – Implementation of Public Law 101-630, and the Crime Control Act, Subchapter V, Child Care Worker Employee Background Checks (Public Law 101-647).
  6. Obtain a first aid card before transporting kids – You must have a first aid card and CDL before you can drive a bus with students on board.

If you have any questions or wish to be considered for the training, please contact Superintendent Mark Jacobson at 360-374-5609.  The class is limited so don’t hesitate to call if interested.