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shared with Forsyth County School Bus Drivers for training purposes.
Pre-trip & Post-trip
Documenting pre-trip & post-trip form:
N/A = not applicable to your bus
= properly working
= not properly working
= repaired
Always complete your form at the time you
do your pre-trip and post-trip inspection.
Radio Transmission & Dispatch Codes
What should I radio to base?
I observed during my pretrip inspection that my headlight is not working?
No radio transmission to base, indicate on pretrip sheet with an X. Circle the X when repaired after routes.
I observed during my pretrip inspection that my eight way system is not working?
Yes radio to base and wait for instructions.
During my route I came up on an auto accident that was not blocking my lane of travel?
No radio transmission to base. ONLY transmit if you are in a rural area and no other cars or people are on
the scene. Most everyone now days has a cell phone. Continue with your route.
During my route I observed and witnessed an auto accident?
Yes, you witnessed it . Call base and report.
During my route I have a KK student that has permission to get off the bus without a parent to receive
them but tells me they don’t have their key to get in the house. What should I do?
Think before you speak. Prepare your transmission in your head for code one. Give only the necessary
information. Radio to base: code one, school name, first name of student and their last name initial in
alpha code. If base has a question, they will ask you. Don’t supply additional information unless asked to
do so by base.
Should I radio to base if I need a bus lane attendant or Administrator to my bus in the bus lanes?
No radio transmission to base.
AM – Sound your horn and activate your hazards upon your arrival to the bus lanes if you need an
administrator to your bus. There is always an administrator or bus lane attendance in the bus lanes to
receive students. No need for radio transmission.
PM – During loading sound your horn and activate your hazards for assistance from an administrator or
bus lane attendant.
These efforts are to reduce radio traffic and keep the
radio clear for emergencies and necessary transmissions.
Alphabet Code
A – Alpha
N - November
B – Bravo
O - Oscar
C – Charlie
P - Papa
D – Delta
Q - Quebec
E – Echo
R - Romeo
F – Foxtrot
S - Siera
G – Golf
T - Tango
H – Hotel
U - Uniform
I – India
V - Victor
J – Juliet
W - Whiskey
K - Kilo
X - Xray
L - Lima
Y - Yankee
M - Mike
Z - Zulu
Seating Charts
Floating students are assigned daily. Assign them to seat 25 noted at the
bottom of your seating chart. A floating student should only ride occasionally
and be assigned to an open seat that you note daily in your log book.
Seating Charts
• Seating charts can be submitted electronically or hand written.
• Only assign students that ride your bus.
• Names should be listed as their legal name as shown on student list.
Indicated the name they go by in (parenthesis). List all three names if they
go by their middle name. List both hyphenated last names if this applies.
• Indicate helpers with a capital H to the right of the students name. These
are route helpers when you have a sub and emergency evacuation
• Indicate am, pm or both of their ridership.
• Infrequent riders should be listed as floaters. Log their seat assignment
daily in your log book. On your seating chart these should be assigned to
seat 25. Write these assignments in at the bottom of your chart.
• Changes can be sent by email or hand written indicating the student’s
name and new seat assignment. All permanent changes should be
reported in a timely manner. When turning in seating chart, highlight in
yellow any changes.
Seating Chart Entry
You may be hot and bothered,
so remember February 12th
Boarding Pass
Boarding Pass
with different route assignments AM & PM
Boarding Pass
with joint custody
Student List include joint custody assignments
Transportation Information Operating System
Student Medical Information
Student List
Student List
The time listed on your student list is the time the student should be at the bus
You should service your first stop at the time indicated by your district supervisor
for your route. This time should be five minutes after the time listed on your
student list.
Refer to your am list for authorized students to transport on your am route. If you
have a student that boards that is not listed on your student list, get their name,
have them sit in the front seat and turn them over to a bus lane
attendant/administrator upon your arrival to the bus lanes. Then please send an
email to your supervisor after your am route requesting direction or an addition to
your student list.
Refer to your pm list for authorized students to transport on your pm route. Stand
at your seat, know who is boarding your bus. When a student boards, refer to
your pm student list for authorization and bus stop assignment. If the student is
not listed on your student list, activate your hazards and sound your horn for
assistance. Inform the bus lane attendant requesting assistance and/or
authorization. If an administrator gives you verbal direction to transport this
student for one day, log this in your log book. Upon completion of your afternoon
route, please send an email to your supervisor requesting direction or an addition
to your student list.
Parent permission letters/notes: Record on your student list then send in upon
receipt to be input in our system. These permissions roll over year to year.
Mr. McNeese
really say
Model what you expect…
• Stand at your seat loading and unloading at the
schools. Speak to students as they enter and exit.
Know who rides your bus. Know their names.
• Drink only water. Only drink water when your
bus is at a complete stop, preferably without
students. Do not drink while driving 
• Be the authority figure on your bus. Build
effective relationships.
• Put your personal phone away during route time.
Give your family your supervisors cell number for
emergency purposes. We will come relieve you
from your route if you are needed for an
emergency situation.
What do I log in my log book by date?
Individual student behaviors
Phone calls
Parent notifications
Bus discipline form referrals
Odd occurrences that you might want to
remember in the future. Example: My bus
hood was open upon my arrival, yet I found no
• Journal some good stuff too! 
Parent Phone
Greeting & Introduction:
Hello! My name is William Phillips. I am Justin’s bus driver. This is a courtesy call to you. I would like your help
with Justin on the school bus.
Statement of Problem:
State the specific problem, including “language or terminology“ used by the student. Relate the problem to the
specific safety rule for the bus using safe, orderly and respectful expectations.
I have already spoken to Justin about this and have written this incident I my bus log as directed. I have also
reassigned his seat to the front of the bus. (state any other action taken)
Request for Support:
I wanted to let you know about this problem before it becomes more serious and ask for your support in talking
with your child about this.
Warning for Future Offenses:
If the problem continues, the next step will be a written parent notification form sent home to you.
Thank you for your cooperation and support. Together, I feel we can resolve this problem.
Any time your bus
comes in contact
with another
vehicle or object
you must report it
by bus radio at the
scene of the
accident to
After reporting an accident…
• Retrieve the student list that matches your
run. Pull the am list if the accident occurs on
the am route, pm list if the accident occurs on
the pm route.
• Begin indicating by check mark, the students
that are on the bus at the time of the
Student List for Accident Procedure
• Make sure all technology is put away before
exiting bus.
• No ear buds when loading or unloading.
• The use of technology is a privilege.
• Contact your District Supervisor if you find a
device on your bus after PM route.
Puetz ride
your bus?
Thank you for doing what you do best!
We are professional and caring employees providing transportation services that
protect students, support quality learning and improve the community.

Welcome Little Mill District Drivers