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Administrative Services

Kirk Self
Executive Director, Operations for Amarillo ISD
(806) 326-1122

Jeanette Leeper
SBDT Administrative Assistant
(806) 677-5072
(806) 677-5142 (fax)

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


January 29, 2022 – Amarillo ISD
8-Hour Recertification Course
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Amarillo ISD
7200 I-40 West, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Kirk Self
Workshop ID: 868002 click here to register

20-Hour Certification Courses


January 19, 20, 22, 24, 2022 – Region 16 ESC
20-Hour Certification Course
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (January 19, 20, 24); 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (January 22)
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Kirk Self
Workshop ID: 867993 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 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.



December 11, 2021 – Region 16 ESC
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Region 16 ESC
5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX
Instructor: Lyn Holland
Workshop ID: 860736 click here to register



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.

September 8, 2021

October 13, 2021

November 10, 2021

December 8, 2021

January 12, 2022

February 9, 2022

March 9, 2022

April 13, 2022

May 11, 2022


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