Bus Classes & Driver Qualifications

  • BUS CLASSES

    August 11, 12, 13 - Class is full

    September 14, 15, 16 time and location tbd

    October 12, 13, 14 time and location tbd

    November 16, 17, 18 time and location tbd

    December 7, 8, 9 time and location tbd

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our bus classes are very limited.

    • If you are interested in driving a yellow school bus for us, you must have an application on file, completed an interview and been invited to class. The application link is below.
    • If you are a current school teacher, coach, employee please fill out the Bus Class Registration Form and give it to your Athletic Director. They will work to have you scheduled for a class. Bus Class Registration Form
    • If you have any questions, please call 704-296-3015 for more informaiton.

    NC School Bus Driver Handout

    Commercial Driver License Manual

    Before becoming a school bus driver for the district, drivers must meet strict requirements. They include, but are not limited to:

    • At least 18 years old.
    • Possess a valid NC CDL (Commercial Driver's License) with P (Passenger) and S (School Bus) Endorsements and a clean driving record.
    • Pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
    • Pass a pre-employment drug test.

    School Bus Driver Training Checklist:

    For those drivers that are new to North Carolina, or that reside in North Carolina, but do not have a CDL, training classes are mandatory prior to getting behind the wheel. All candidates are pre-screened before inviting them to the training classes. Below is a brief summary of the process.

    • Apply to Union County Public Schools via AppliTrack @ http://www.applitrack.com/ucps/onlineapp/
    • Selected to attend training class by interview panel
    • Successfully pass written tests for their Commercial Driver's License
    • Obtain a Class B Learner's Permit and hold for 14 days
    • Pass a pre-employment drug test
    • Obtain a DOT Medical Card
    • Successfully pass three days of on-the-road training with DMV Driver Trainer.
    • Background Check
    • All criteria listed above must also be met before employment.