Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

POLICY:

It is the responsibility of each NOCAC Bus Driver to complete and document a daily pre-trip inspection of the school bus before transporting children and to do a post trip inspection at the conclusion of each route.

PROCEDURES:

Pre Trip

  1. Each NOCAC Bus Driver must do a Daily Pre-Trip Inspection on the bus prior to driving with children and when using a different bus and document on the Daily Vehicle Inspection Report.
  2. Drivers must also perform a B.L.T Check (Brakes, Lights, Tires) if the bus is moved for any reason and document it on the Daily Vehicle Inspection Report.
  3. The Bus Driver must remove the BUS CHECKED, NO CHILDREN LEFT ON BUS sign on the back door before starting the route.
  4. The Bus Driver will record the beginning odometer, route start time and destination on the Bus Gas and Mileage Log. 
    1. Bus driver must put site and bus number on the form
  5. The Daily Vehicle Inspection Report will be completed daily and turned into the Transportation/Safety Specialist (TSS) at the end of each week.
    1. Bus driver must put site and bus number on the form
  6. Any needed repairs are to be documented on the Daily Vehicle Inspection Report and emailed immediately to the TSS.

Post Trip

  1. The Bus Driver must visually inspect each seat position to ensure all children have exited the bus.
  2. The Bus Driver must put the BUS CHECKED, NO CHILDREN LEFT ON BUS sign on the back door.
  3. The Bus Driver must complete the Bus Driver Post Route Inspection Form.
  4. The Bus Driver will record the ending odometer, route end time, time of 1st pick up/time of last drop off, number of passengers, and staff name on the Bus Gas and Mileage Log.
  5. All doors must be locked on the bus when not in use.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1303.71(e)(2)(iii)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    5101:2-12-14 (d)
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    OAPT 3301-83-11(B)(3)

 

Effective Date: 8/7/2017 Revision Date: 8/7/2017
Approved By Policy Council: 8/7/2017 Revision Approved By Policy Council: 8/7/2017