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Transportation Department

Welcome to Eastern Greene Schools Transportation Department. We appreciate working closely with families as we provide safe transportation for all students. Please take a few moments to read through the Student Transportation Handbook as well as the Bus Conduct Rules. Having a strong understanding of the rules and student expectations will help develop a positive relationship with your driver and ensure the safety of your children.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Transportation Department at (812) 825-5722, ext. 2904.

Transportation Handbook

Bus Driver Contact List

Bus Conduct Rules

All school rules apply. Student not following bus rules will be referred to an administrator for disciplinary action.

1. Follow Driver directions 1st time when spoken.

2. Stay in seat at all times.

3. No standing or walking while bus is in motion.

4. Keep head, hands, and feet inside bus at all times.

5. No eating or drinking.

6. No hitting, biting, teasing, or tripping others.

7. No cursing or use of inappropriate language.

8. No smoking or use of any tobacco products.

9. Do not throw trash or other objects out windows.

Bus Drivers:

School Bus Driver Requirements


  • Obtain an Indiana CDL.
    • You will have to take 4 written tests at the local BMV which include: general knowledge, passenger transport, air brake and school bus.
      • This allows you to receive your CDL permit.
  • Pass a DOT physical exam.  This exam can be obtained by your family doctor.  Forms can be picked up at the Transportation Office or at your doctor’s office.  This will be required prior to receiving your CDL license.  Once exam is complete a copy will need to be on file at the Transportation Office and a copy submitted to the State.  This exam will be valid for 2 yrs.

Once you pass the required knowledge tests, you can take the CDL skills tests.  There are three (3) types of general skills that will be tested:  pre-tripinspection, basic vehicle control, and on-road driving.  You must take these tests in the school bus.

  • Pre-trip Inspection:  You will be tested to see if you know whetheryour bus is safe to drive.  You will beasked to do a pre-trip inspection of your bus and explain to the examiner whatyou would inspect and why.
  • Basic Vehicle Control:  You will be tested on your skill to controlthe bus.  You will be asked to move yourbus forward, backward, and turn it within a defined area.  These areas may be marked with traffic lanes,cones, barriers, or something similar. The examiner will tell you how each control test is to be done.
  • On-road Test:  You will be tested on your skill to safelydrive your bus in a variety of traffic situations.  The situations may include left and rightturns, intersections, railroad crossings, curves, up and down grades, single ormulti-lane roads, streets, or highways, pick up and drop off stops with rightand left situations.  The examiner willtell you where to drive.

Once the required CDL skills test is taken and passed, you will need to take your CDL permit, along with the receipt showing you passed the skills test, to the BMV to have your official CDL license issued.  Reminder, you will have to have your DOT physical paperwork in hand to finalize CDL.

  • Complete a 3-day school bus safety class.  This is a state required, free class and is scheduled through the Transportation office.  Locations vary.
    • This allows you to receive your “bluecard”.
  • Complete 8 hrs of bus driving and 4 hours of bus observation.  Once this is complete, you will turn in your hours to the Transportation Office to submit to the State of Indiana.
    • This allows you to receive your “yellowcard”.
  • Pass a DOT drug screen.
    • A kit is given at Transportation Office to take to First Healthcare.

Once all steps have been completed the Central Office needs to have copies of all documents on file for ISP audits.