School Bus Drivers Physicals

By: Ashley Edlund Email
By: Ashley Edlund Email

School buses are parked right now and they aren’t going anywhere for a while.

But in a few months, the wheels on them will go round and round.

And come August, students on them won’t be the only ones taking exams.

Bus drivers will need a green light from the doctor before they can get behind the wheel

School officials we talked to are all for it.

Bus coordinator for Opp City Schools Shawn Short said, “You just want your bus drivers to be safe and to make sure they're in the best physical condition they can be in for transporting people to point a to point B. We think it’s a good thing and it’s long overdue. “

Long overdue for Opp, a school district that's only been requiring drivers to take a drug test

But officials with Geneva county schools say it's nothing new.

Transportation officials with that district wouldn't speak to us on camera, but say they've been requiring drivers to get physicals for years.

Short says for his schools, this is a safe move.

Short said, “The one thing we're the most excited about the most precious thing is our students they're the most important thing we have here and we want to make sure the bus drivers are safe and are able to perform their duties.”

Able to perform and do it safely.

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