Question – What is the policy of cell phone use while driving a vehicle during working hours. If we don’t have one, Why not?
Response – In addition to a state law that prevents this, we also have district policy and practice which indicates (from the bus driver manual), “A driver shall not use a cell phone, talking or texting, while operating a school bus, unless the bus has been pulled over safely and stopped. Drivers may never use a blue tooth or any form of earphones. Improper use of cell phones will result in at least a written warning, whether talking or texting.” We also comply with a state office of education memo which indicates the same restrictions as our own policy.
If you see district employees violating this policy, we would appreciate notification directly to the Transportation Department at (385) 646-4280.
Thanks to our Transportation Department for their assistance in responding to this question.