Bus Classes & Driver Qualifications

  • BUS CLASSES

    August 5, 6 & 7, 2019 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    September 16, 17 & 18, 2019 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    October 14, 15 & 16, 2019 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    November 12, 13 & 14, 2019 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    December 9, 10 & 11, 2019 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    January 13, 14 & 15, 2020 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    February 10, 11 & 12, 2020 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    March 9, 10 & 11, 2020 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    May 11, 12 & 13, 2020 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    June 8, 9 & 10, 2020 Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    These classes will be held at the bus garage, located at 201 Venus Street, Monroe, NC 28112.   You must have an application on file, completed an interview and been invited to class.

    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/
    • Background check.
    • Selected to attend training class by interview panel.
    • Successfully pass written tests for their Commercial Driver's License.
    • Pass a pre-employment drug test.
    • Obtain a DOT Medcial Card.
    • Obtain a Class B Learner's Permit and hold for 14 days.
    • Successfully pass three days of on-the-road training with DMV Driver Trainer.
    • All criteria listed above must also be met before employment.