CCSD authorities detail bus chauffeur training procedure in wake of rollover mishap


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class=” photo” src=” /wp-content/uploads/2017/05/0504SchoolBusCrash01_t653.JPG” alt=” Image “/ > Steve Marcus Police and medical employees wait a Clark County School District bus after a mishap at Nellis Boulevard and Carey Opportunity Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Friday, Might 5, 2017|10:24 a.m.

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almost four times longer than state minimum requirements and double federal typical training time prior to being put on a route in the district. Transport officials said a 14-day bus chauffeur training program, that includes 35 hours behind the wheel and 40 hours of class training, helps the district discover the chauffeurs best suit Southern Nevada to transport students. Nevada law needs only needs 10 hours of behind-the-wheel training and 10 hours in the class, while federal averages stand

at about 20 hours for each.” If this isn’t really somebody we ‘d want busing our own kids, they will not be busing for anybody in the district,” stated Shannon Evans, the CCSD Transportation Director

at a media event this morning. On Thursday morning, a crash including a CCSD bus left 14 of 40

trainees on board and the chauffeur hospitalized with injuries. Police say a 70-year-old female owning a white Ford Taurus sedan went through a traffic signal at the intersection of Carey Opportunity and Nellis Boulevard, crashing into the bus and triggering it to turn over. The female was killed in the crash and a 10-year-old traveler in the sedan was hospitalized

in critical condition. “The other day was an extremely hard day for the district, “CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky stated. CCSD Cops Capt. Ken Young said City Authorities’s investigation into the crash was” ongoing.” Evans, a 24-year

CCSD worker, and Young, a 26-year CCSD staff member, said Thursday’s crash was the very first time in

their careers they have actually ever seen a school bus involved in a roll over crash.

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