What is an Eligible Bus Rider?
Eligibility for bus transportation is based on Sapulpa Public Schools' Walk Zone policy and Enrollment policy:
- Elementary age students must live over 1.5 miles from their home school or cross a major roadway.
- Middle and junior/senior high school-age students must live over 1.5 miles from their home school
- All transfer students are NOT ELIGIBLE for transportation
- Eligibility for any student to ride a bus is conditional on good behavior, observance of bus rules, and SPS policies.
Interested In Driving?
To drive a school bus for Sapulpa Schools, a school bus driver must possess a Commercial Driver License (CDL) class "B" with a school bus (S) and a passenger (P) endorsement, and without an air brake restriction. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) administers the CDL program. Additionally, drivers must possess a School Bus Driving Certificate issued by the State Department of Education (SDE). The requirements to receive the certificate include a current CDL, drug and alcohol testing, health certification, background checks, and completion of an approved school bus driving training class of at least 19 hours.
In addition to the above requirements, the State Department of Education regulations require Oklahoma certified school bus drivers to attend a minimum of four (4) hours of professional development in-service each year.
Interested in driving a bus? Find out more information here.