30 Jan '15, 2am

Federal Legislation Targets School Bus Driver Backgrounds

Federal Legislation Targets School Bus Driver Backgrounds

The bill prohibits local education agencies from hiring any new school bus drivers who have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to drunk driving or a serious moving violation. Introduced Jan. 7 by a Louisiana Republican, the proposal also covers any new applicant at a school who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a minor. LEAs that do not comply with the law could lose federal funds including Title II for a period of at least six months to a year. Sen. David Vitters (R-LA) The Act would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and would also cover administrators, teachers, substitute teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers or any employee of a subsidiary or contractor for districts. The National School Transportation Specifications & Procedures Manual, which will be updated in May following the 16th National Congress on School Transportation in Des Moin...

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