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Kirk Self
Executive Director, Operations for Amarillo ISD
(806) 326-1122
[email protected]
Jeanette Leeper
SBDT Administrative Assistant
(806) 677-5072
(806) 677-5142 (fax)
[email protected]

Upcoming Bus Driver Training Courses

Cost for School Bus Driver Training

Recertification Course (8-hour) - $50 Per Participant
Certification Course (20-hour) - $110 Per Participant
CDL Class (8-hour) - $100 Per Participant

Region 16 ESC will bill each district per participant

January 28, 2023 – AACAL / Amarillo ISD
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AACAL / Amarillo ISD
1100 N Forrest Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Kirk Self
Workshop ID: 929463 click here to register


January 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 2023 – AACAL / Amarillo ISD
20-Hour Certification Course
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (each evening)
AACAL / Amarillo ISD
1100 N Forrest Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Kirk Self
Workshop ID: 929457 click here to register


Region 16 now offers an online bus driver recertification course through Region 4 ESC.  When you register, you will need either an approved Purchase Order or a credit card.  Once you receive the confirmation, you will have 7 days to complete the course and then 7 days to take the test with a proctor. 

Contact [email protected] at (806) 677-5072 to get a proctor set up.  

Click here to register.

The cost for the online recertification course is $60 per participant.

Commercial Driver's License Classes

This course is designed to equip someone with the curriculum and strategies to pass the CDL test for school bus drivers.  Updated information and best-practice strategies proven to be effective to school bus drivers taking and passing all parts of the CDL test will be provided. Drivers will learn how to succeed on this important test.

No CDL classes are scheduled at this time


Below are some good resources for laws and regulations for pupil transportation.
  • Driver's Licenses and Certificates
  • Commercial Drivers Licenses
  • School Bus Definitions
  • Operation and Movement of Vehicles
  • Vehicle Equipment
  • Compulsory Inspection of Vehicles
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Panhandle Association for Pupil Transportation (PAPT)

Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of each month at Region 16 ESC unless otherwise noted.

September 14, 2022
October 12, 2022
November 9, 2022
December 14, 2022
January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 8, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 10, 2023