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School bus drivers; requirements and duties.
F.S. 1012.45
1012.45 School bus drivers; requirements and duties.
(1) Each school bus driver must be of good moral character, of good vision and hearing, able-bodied, free from communicable disease, mentally alert, and sufficiently strong physically to handle the bus with ease, and he or she must possess other qualifications prescribed by the Commissioner of Education, including those qualifications described in 49 C.F.R. s. 391, relating to physical qualifications and examinations, and 49 C.F.R. part 40 and part 382, relating to controlled substance and alcohol use and testing, and he or she must hold a valid commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement.
(2) Each school bus driver has the authority and responsibility to control students during the time students are on the school bus pursuant to s. 1006.10.
(3) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules outlining requirements that school bus drivers must meet before they are employed by district school boards.
(4) Each district school board may provide a school bus driver training program and may make this program available to private school bus drivers by contract.
History.s. 720, ch. 2002-387.