BGPS Driver Guidelines
In an effort to assure the safety of students and staff and to meet a reasonable standard of care from a risk management perspective, our Risk Management & Transportation Departments have developed a clearly articulated Driver Licensing protocol. Any employee who may need to drive a district vehicle or rental vehicle to transport students will need to arrange with the Transportation Department to complete a training course as well as the other necessary steps outlined below.
The class consists of an explanation of district requirements and a presentation of defensive driving.
Drivers must meet and continue to meet the requirements of this District as follows:
Driver must be a current employee of BGPS or on the district approved volunteer list.
- Driver must possess a current valid driver’s license
- Driver must obtain a current driver’s abstract for the past 5 years. (Employees every 5 years – volunteers submit yearly. See disqualifying factors)
- Once a year all drivers will sign a Compliance Statement that they are in good health to drive students and understand the BGPS driving requirements.
- Successfully complete Defensive Driving Course through BGPS Transportation or Risk Management Departments.
- Proof of current personal vehicle insurance with employee’s name on it and expiration date.
Please send the following information to the Transportation Dept. 10 days prior to any use of district vehicle:
- Vehicle Request Form
- Current copy of valid Driver’s License
- Current copy of Insurance Card with your name listed on it
- Annual Compliance Statement form
- A Complete Driving Abstract. It can be obtained at: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/requestyourrecord.html Be sure to check the “complete record” box. Driving Abstract is valid for 5 years with no infractions on record. Driving Abstracts with violations are subject to yearly renewal. Infractions should be reported to the Transportation Dept. within 10 days of occurrence.
National Safety Council Point System:
No person shall be allowed to drive a district vehicle who;
- In the preceding five year period, has been convicted or cited by lawful authority, (except those citations which a court or authorized administrative agency has found the applicant to be “not guilty” of), for violation of law involving hit and run driving, driving while intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics or dangerous drugs, reckless driving or negligent driving.
- Has had his/her driving license privilege suspended or revoked by a court or authorized agency in the preceding five-year period.
- Has accumulated twenty or more points from traffic violations in the last five year period.
- Receives a “Failure to Appear” on the Driving Abstract until this is removed by court action.
- Fails to provide proof of personal insurance.
- Persons who are currently employed who have accumulated twenty or more points from traffic violations, during any consecutive five year period, will be subject to privileges being revoked.
- Persons who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving or negligent driving will have privileges revoked.
- Persons whose abstract reflect “Failure to Appear”, have thirty days to have it removed by court action. Failure to have this done will result in revoked driving privileges. All traffic violations must be self reported to the Transportation Office within 10 days of occurrence.