Activity Bus Drivers

Lethbridge School Division operates four multi-functional school activity buses. 

On March 1, 2019 the definition of a school bus changed to include multi-functional school activity buses (MFSAB) (Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation AR 320/2002).  As of August 1, 2019, all school bus drivers are required to complete the School Bus Driver Improvement Program training and get the "S" endorsement on their drivers license in order to operate a school bus.

PLEASE NOTE: Lethbridge School Division is not a licensed driver training school. Therefore, we do not provide the "S" endorsement training. Information on the School Bus Driver Improvement Program and "S" endorsement requirements, can be found at www.alberta.ca/school-bus-driver-improvement-program.aspx.

Volunteers who are NOT employees of the division may apply to serve as Activity Bus Drivers by submitting the following documentation to the school principal:  

(1) The Volunteer Bus Driver Application Form.

(2) A copy of a valid Class 1, 2 or 4 Driver's License.

(3) A current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. 
Visit your local law enforcement detachment to request this information. 

Employees of the Divison may apply to serve as Activity Bus Drivers by submitting the following documentation to the school principal:

(1) The Employee Bus Driver Application Form. 

(2) A copy of a valid Class 1, 2 or 4 Driver's License.

(3) A current 5 Year Commercial Driver's Abstract. 
To proceed, fill in the Government of Alberta's Driver's Abstract Consent Form.

In addition to the School Bus Driver Improvement Program training, activity bus driver applicants are also required to successfully complete Lethbridge School Division's online activity bus driver training.

The required readings for this training are:

(1) The Lethbridge School Division Bus Driver's Guide

(2) Modules 2, 6 and 8 from the Government of Alberta's Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance in Alberta manual

(3) The Lethbridge School Division Activity Bus Accident Protocol

Three online tests are based on the required readings:

(1) Bus Driver's Guide Test

(2) Activity Bus Driver's Test

(3) Activity Bus Accident Protocol Test

The Commercial Vehicle Certificate and Insurance Regulation (AR 314/2002) requires the school division to implement and maintain a Safety and Maintenance Program. All volunteer activity bus drivers are required to read this program. A copy of the Safety and Maintenance Program is filed at each of the schools that operate multi-functional school activity buses and a copy of the program is also located in each of the school division's buses. 

These required forms have been prepared to assist drivers in tracking time and maintenance for each vehicle within our respective schools.  

Daily Trip Inspection Form

Chinook High School Forms:

Daily Trip Inspection Form

Driver's Daily Time Record

G.S. Lakie Middle School Forms:

Daily Trip Inspection Form

Driver's Daily Time Record

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Forms:

Daily Trip Inspection Form

Driver's Daily Time Record

Victoria Park High School Forms:

Daily Trip Inspection Form

Driver's Daily Time Record