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JOIN THE TRANSPORTATION DEPT

1.
Apply
The first step to becoming a bus operator, bus attendant, or substitute driver is to complete an application in our . 

In the portal, you’ll be able to view open positions, qualifications, job descriptions, pay scale, & more.
2.
Complete Background Check & Fingerprints
If the principal chooses to hire the applicant, the principal will make a recommendation for hire to the Human Resources Department. 
  • Human Resources will reach out for fingerprinting.
Theda McDowell
Personnel Department
318-487-0888
  • Cost of fingerprinting is $20 and only cash is accepted. LA Wallet is not honored as a form of identification. 
3.
Complete Pre-Service Training
A. Louisiana School Bus Driver Training Course - Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT)
1. Introduction to School Bus Driving
2. Rules and Regulations
3. First Aid
4. Defensive Driving
B. Ten or more hours (10+) of Driving and Observation
(Must have CDL Permit)
4.
Get A CDL Physical Examination
Location:
Louisiana Occupational Health Services Inc.
3018 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 561-8200
5.
Get Commercial Driver's License
A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, with Passenger (P) and School Bus Operator (S) Endorsements.

Please follow the guidelines set forth by the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a CDL.
6.
DOT Drug Screen
You will need to complete a DOT Drug Screen in order to join the transportation department. 
7.
File Documents
All certifying documents must be filed with the 51ݶ Parish School Board Transportation Department.