Policy 7460 CDL Protocol

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Chatham County Schools Commercial Drivers License Protocol for Policy 7460

Employees who hold positions that meet the requirements specified in Policy 7460 - Dual Roles: Bus Drivers are required to:

a. Submit all needed documentation and/or records to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in a way that does not impede the CDL process.
b. Participate in and successfully complete the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training class when scheduled by CCS Transportation Department.
c. Obtain CDL Permit from the DMV within seven (7) business days of successful completion of the CDL training class. Notify Joel Caviness (CCS Director of Transportation) in writing when the requirement has been met.
d. Successfully complete the CDL roadwork training when scheduled by CCS Transportation Department.
e. Obtain CDL from the DMV within seven (7) business days of successful completion of the CDL roadwork training. Notify your school level bus supervisor and Joel Caviness (CCS Director of Transportation) when the requirement has been met.

Note: Failure to adhere to the requirements specified will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including a recommendation for dismissal.

Pursuant to Policy 7820 Personnel Files, a copy of this document will be placed in your personnel file in five (5) days.

Dual Role employees who take the CDL training will be reimbursed for the cost of the CDL Permit once it has been obtained, and for the cost of the CDL once it has been obtained. Please submit receipts for reimbursement to Joel Caviness (CCS Director of Transportation) and allow 2 to 3 weeks for processing. Note: Reimbursement must be submitted within the same fiscal year the permit is obtained. Contact Joel Caviness at 919-542-2715 if you have questions.

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Dual Roles: Bus Drivers Policy Code: 7460

Any person hired after May 3, 1999 in the position of teacher assistant, custodian, or school nutrition assistant may be required to drive a school bus. These employees will be required to secure a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and be prepared to drive a school bus when needed. Principals who elect to assign bus duties to exceptional children assistants and Pre-K assistants must ensure that the required student- to-instructional staff ratios are maintained and that all other special education and/or Pre-K programmatic requirements are met. Staff members who are age 65 or over may opt out of driving a school bus at their discretion, upon thirty (30) days written notice to their principal or immediate supervisor.

Approved: May 3, 1999

Revised: November 3, 2003, May 3, 2010, June 4, 2012, December 14, 2015

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