Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Education
Board
State Board of Education
chapter
Regulations Governing Pupil Transportation [8 VAC 20 ‑ 70]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Revisions to the Regulations Governing Pupil Transportation as required by Chapters 203, 389, and 586 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly
 
General Information
Action Summary The intent of this proposed action is to adopt new minimal training requirements for public school bus drivers and school bus aides. SB 229 (2018) requires the Board of Education to establish a training program for school board employees who assist in the transportation of students on school buses, including individuals employed to operate school buses and school bus aides, on autism spectrum disorders, including the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, strategies for interacting with students with autism spectrum disorders, and collaboration with other employees who assist in the transportation of students on school buses. The bill requires each school board employee who assists in the transportation of students with autism spectrum disorders on school buses to participate in such training program. SB 557/HB 810 (2018) requires any school bus operator applicant who does not possess a commercial driver's license to receive (i) a minimum of 24 hours of classroom training and (ii) six hours of behind-the-wheel training on a school bus that contains no pupil passengers and requires any school bus operator applicant who possesses a commercial driver's license to receive (a) a minimum of four hours of classroom training and (b) three hours of behind-the-wheel training on a school bus that contains no pupil passengers. Previous law left the setting of such hourly training requirements to the Board of Education.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006.4(a)
RIS Project Yes  [005690]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8475 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (12/24/2018).
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mr. Kerry Miller  / Associate Director of Pupil Transportation
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
24th floor
Richmond, VA 23238
Email Address: kerry.miller@doe.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)225-2772    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-