Driver Info and Classes

  • 2020-2021 Training Schedule

    *All Meetings are Held at CCPS Administrative Services Center (ASC) Unless Otherwise Noted*

    This schedule is subject to change. School makeup sessions will be released as soon as possible 

     

    SCHOOL MEETINGS TBA

    **Schools will conduct 1 hour training sessions for drivers and assistants held in either the morning or afternoon.  These are required meetings that enable drivers to partially complete COMAR requirements.

    October 2020

    • October 15-16: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • October 19-20: First Aid/CPR 10:00am - 2:00pm

    November 2020

    • November 3: SPED Core 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • November 19-20: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm

    December 2020

    • December 17-18: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm

    January 2021

    • January 21-22: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm

    February 2021

    • February 11: SPED Core 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • February 25-26: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm

    March 2021

    • March 9 and March 11-12: Defensive Driving 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • March 25-26: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm

    April 2021

    • April 2: SPED Core 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • April 15-16: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm

    May 2021

    • May 3-4: FA/CPR 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • May 20-21: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm

    June 2021

    • June 24-25: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm

    July 2021

    • July 15-16: Core 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • July 20: SPED Core 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Core Classes:

    2020

    • November 19-20: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • December 17-18: 9:00am - 3:00pm

    2021

    • January 21-22: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • February 25-26: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • March 25-26: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • April 15-16: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • May 20-21: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • June 24-25: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • July 15-July 16: 9:00am - 3:00pm

    SPED Core Classes:

    2020

    • November 3: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    2021

    • February 11: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • April 2: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • July 20: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    FA/CPR Classes:

    2021

    • May 3-4: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Defensive Driving Classes:

    2021

    • March 9 and March 11-12: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    SPED In-service Classes:

     

    SPED Core: Required 1 day class with 4.5 hours of classroom and hands on instruction. COMAR requires a minimum of 2 hours, CCPS requires a minimum of 4 hours. This training is required for any driver or assistant before they can be on one of our lift buses.

    Core: This is a 2 day comprehensive class required for any new driver. In this class we focus on COMAR requirements and CCPS policies and procedures. Each instructional day is 6 hours. Instruction includes rules, regulations and requirements for being a school bus driver in Cecil County. COMAR minimum is 8 hours of classroom instruction.

    Defensive Driving: This is a 3 day class required by CCPS for all drivers within the first 6 months of certification. The class consists of 8 hours of classroom instruction which includes the basic principles of defensive driving.

    First Aid/CPR: This is a 2 day class consisting of 8 hours of instruction. First Aid is required by COMAR  and CPR is required by CCPS. Instruction is hands on training in basic first aid, CPR and AED.

    -CPR is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    -AED is automated external defibrillator

    In-service: Required by COMAR. Drivers must get 6 hours of continuing education a year, if SPED certified a driver is required to have 8 hours per year. For Assistants - only required to have 2 hours per year. Must attend to stay certified.

    In-service Makeup: For drivers and assistants who did not fulfill their required in-service hours for the year.

     

    Note:

    The Code of Maryland Regulations, often referred to as COMAR, is the official compilation of all administrative regulations issued by agencies of the state of Maryland.