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Memorandum

The 2019 Regular Legislative Session limited all legislators to 5 regular, non-fiscal filings as it was a fiscal session. Some of the most notable fiscal outcomes include a rare and permanent teacher and school employee pay raise (approx. $500 per bus operator) and an increase to the per diem paid by DPS&C to parishes for housing state inmates in local jails and institutions. 

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Minutes of Board Meeting May 2019

The Executive Board of the Louisiana School Bus Operators Association met in regular public session on May 18, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Baton Rouge, La. The meeting was call to order at 9:30 a.m. President Yearby.

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School Bus Operator Duties & Responsibilities

The school bus operator is responsible to the Parish School Board, the Superintendent, the Transportation Supervisor and the School Principal for all actions relating to the safe and efficient handling of the bus.

Those duties and responsibilities require the bus operator to:

  • Have concern for the SAFETY of the children. (Operators are morally and legally responsible for safely transporting children and, using every precaution for their maximum protection.)
  • Conduct thorough pre-trip, en route and post-trip checks on the vehicle and its special equipment.
  • Know the policies of the school board concerning transportation.
  • Know state and local traffic laws and ordinances governing motor vehicle operation.
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Response to Senate Resolution 122

Future school bus operators would be ineligible for tenure under a bill that won easy approval in the Louisiana House Education Committee.

The measure, House Bill 293, next faces action on the House floor.

It passed the committee 9-3 after a brief discussion.

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