Requirements for Employee/Volunteer Drivers

  • Vermont DMV check

    For any position where transporting students or driving a district vehicle is a condition of employment, any future employee will be subjected to a VT Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) check (leaves EWSD website).  The DMV check will be paid for by the district.

    Any employee/volunteer who transports students in their personal vehicle must also complete an Employee/Volunteer Driver Agreement for approval prior to transporting students in their vehicles.

    The DMV checks will be completed on a periodic basis during the course of employment (no less than once per year) at the discretion of the supervisor. 

    DMV Release Form (opens file in a new window) must be completed prior to performing the check.

    Selection Criteria:

    • No individual shall be eligible for hire into a position that requires transporting students or driving a district vehicle if s/he has been convicted within the last ten years of any of the following:
      • Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
      • Reckless/negligent driving;
      • Driving while license has been suspended or revoked;
      • Hit and run driving;
      • Driving to endanger.
    • No individual shall be eligible for hire into a position that requires transporting students or driving a district vehicle if s/he has lost his/her license within the past five years for any other traffic violation(s) not listed above as defined under 23 V.S.A. §2302 (i.e. speeding, running a red light, failure to stop/yield, etc.).

    Drug Testing

    For any position where driving a school bus is a condition of employment, the prospective employee shall be required to undergo a drug screening after a conditional offer of employment has been made. All offers of employment shall be conditioned upon acceptable results of the screening. Consistent with federal law, individuals who drive a school bus shall also be subject to random drug testing throughout an individuals' employment with the district.

     

Driver Background Check Forms