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Contacts

Kirk Self
Executive Director, Operations for Amarillo ISD
(806) 326-1122
kirk.self@amaisd.org

Jeanette Leeper
SBDT Administrative Assistant
(806) 677-5072
(806) 677-5142 (fax)
jeanette.leeper@esc16.net

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

 

8-Hour Recertification Courses

           

May 31, 2022 – Clarendon ISD
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Clarendon ISD
416 S Allen Street, Clarendon, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884874 click here to register

June 11, 2022 – Hereford ISD
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hereford ISD
601 N 25 Mile Avenue, Hereford, TX
Instructor: Ruth Evenson
Workshop ID: 894934 click here to register

June 16, 2022 – Borger ISD
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Borger ISD
200 E Ninth Street, Borger, TX
Instructor: Robin Hudgens
Workshop ID: 882970 click here to register

June 21, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884866 click here to register

June 23, 2022 – Dumas ISD
8-Hour Recertification Course
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Dumas ISD
421 W Fourth Street, Dumas
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 894424 click here to register

June 27, 2022 – Pampa ISD
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pampa ISD
1233 N Hobart Street, Pampa, TX
Instructor: Richard Ellyson
Workshop ID: 877405 click here to register

June 27, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Lyn Hlland
Workshop ID: 884867 click here to register

July 8, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884868 click here to register

July 11, 2022 – Frank Phillips College/Perryton
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Frank Phillips College, Allen Campus, Room 125
2314 S Jefferson Street, Perryton, TX
Instructor: Ronnie Watson
Workshop ID: 877293 click here to register

July 15, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884869 click here to register

July 18, 2022 – Frank Phillips College/Perryton
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Frank Phillips College, Allen Campus, Room 125
2314 S Jefferson Street, Perryton, TX
Instructor: Ronnie Watson
Workshop ID: 877356 click here to register

July 18, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884870 click here to register

July 25, 2022 – Pampa ISD
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pampa ISD
1233 N Hobart Street, Pampa, TX
Instructor: Richard Ellyson
Workshop ID: 877462 click here to register

20-Hour Certification Courses

         

June 6, 7, 10, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
20-Hour Certification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (June 6 & 7); 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (June 10)
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884880 click here to register

June 14, 15, 16, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
20-Hour Certification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (June 14 & 15); 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (June 16)
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884881 click here to register

June 28, 29, 30, 2022 – Pampa ISD
20-Hour Certification Course
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (June 28 & 29); 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (June 30)
Pampa ISD
1233 N Hobart, Pampa, TX
Instructor: Richard Ellyson
Workshop ID: 877406 click here to register

July 5, 6, 7, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
20-Hour Certification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (July 5 & 6); 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (July 7)
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884882 click here to register

July 12, 13, 14, 2022 – Frank Phillips College/Perryton
20-Hour Certification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (July 12 & 13); 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (July 14)
Frank Phillips College, Allen Campus, Room 122B
2314 S Jefferson Street, Perryton, TX
Instructor: Ronnie Watson
Workshop ID: 877327 click here to register

July 19, 20, 21, 2022 – Dumas ISD
20-Hour Certification Course
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (July 19 & 20); 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (July 21)
Dumas ISD
421 W Fourth Street, Dumas
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 898151 click here to register

July 26, 27, 28, 2022 – Pampa ISD
20-Hour Certification Course
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (July 26 & 27); 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (July 28)
Pampa ISD
1233 N Hobart, Pampa, TX
Instructor: Richard Ellyson
Workshop ID: 877499 click here to register

July 26, 27, 28, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
20-Hour Certification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (July 26 & 27); 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (July 28)
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Resa Tiede
Workshop ID: 884883 click here to register


  

Online Recertification Course

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 jeanette.leeper@esc16.net 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.

 

July 21, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
CDL Class
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Lyn Holland
Workshop ID: 884890 click here to register

July 22, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
CDL Class
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Lyn Holland
Workshop ID: 884891 click here to register

July 25, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
CDL Class
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Lyn Holland
Workshop ID: 884892 click here to register

July 29, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
CDL Class
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Lyn Holland
Workshop ID: 884893 click here to register

  


Resources

Below are some good resources for laws and regulations for pupil transportation.

School Bus Transportation Program Website

 

Texas Education Code Reference Chart

Chapter 34: Transportation

 

Texas Transportation Code Reference Chart 

  • 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

 

Texas Penal Code Chapter 49: Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses

 

Texas Administrative Rules

 

Texas DPS Main Page

 

CDL & DL Page

 

CDL & DL Appointments

 

 

Panhandle Association for Pupil Transportation (PAPT)

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

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