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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 234
Transportation Of School Children
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Section 234.101, Florida Statutes 2001

234.101  Requirements for school bus drivers.--

(1)  Each school bus driver must be of good moral character, of good vision and hearing, able-bodied, free from communicable disease, mentally alert, and sufficiently strong physically to handle the bus with ease, and he or she must possess other qualifications prescribed by the Commissioner of Education, including those qualifications described in 49 C.F.R. s. 391, relating to physical qualifications and examinations and 49 C.F.R. part 40 and part 382, relating to controlled substance and alcohol use and testing, and he or she must hold a valid commercial driver's license with a passenger endorsement.

(2)  The Commissioner of Education shall adopt requirements that school bus drivers must meet before they are employed by district school boards.

(3)  Each district school board may provide a school bus driver training program and may make this program available to nonpublic school bus drivers by contract.

History.--s. 106, ch. 72-221; s. 8, ch. 86-146; s. 12, ch. 86-173; s. 10, ch. 96-246; s. 5, ch. 97-10; s. 137, ch. 97-190.

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