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									BUS DRIVERS                                                                Policy: 4518


                 Unused Paid Time / Work Schedule / Special Trips

1. Unused Paid Time

   a. Unused paid time shall be defined as the difference between daily package
      hours and hours worked. Scheduled check-in to check-out times should not
      total more than a driver's daily package hours.

   b. Additional assignments will be assigned and will be worked when the total
      assignment time is no more than the driver's unused paid time. All other
      assignments are taken on a voluntary basis.

2. Work Schedule

   All employees will be paid for the total amount of hours spent performing their
   assigned duties, according to the following criteria:

   a. Preparation Time
      Fifteen (15) minutes prior to scheduled departure from the bus compound
      drivers are to report in. Duties to be performed are, but may not be limited to,
      the following:
      (1) Initial check-in. Check employee's box and all bulletin board notices.
      (2) Check and/or turn in administrative forms and reports.
      (3) Conduct pre-trip inspection and fill out necessary logs and reports.
      (4) During periods of inclement weather, conduct additional inclement weather
           procedures (thirty minutes (30) prior to scheduled check-in time).

   b. On-the-Road Time
      The necessary period of time in a.m. and p.m. to arrive at the first stop or
      school, the actual route time for the route assignment, and the return to the
      terminal.

   c.   Completion Time
        Twenty (20) minutes after parking the vehicle following the last route or activity
        of the day, duties to be performed are (but are not limited to) the following:
        (1) Conduct post-trip inspection to include fueling and cleaning/sweeping and
             fill out necessary logs and reports.
        (2) Check employee's box and all bulletin board notices.
        (3) Check and/or turn in administrative forms and reports.
        (4) Check-out time.

   d. Specific Duties and Responsibilities
      Bus drivers shall not be required to change tires, or make repairs on buses.
      Bus drivers shall be required to fuel, clean, sweep and perform reasonable care
      concerning the cleaning of assigned buses/equipment.

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       Bus drivers shall perform a pre-trip and post-trip inspection for their a.m. and
       p.m. route packages to include the items listed in the Bus Drivers' Procedure
       Handbook.

   e. The Cherry Creek School District will provide liability insurance coverage for
      bus drivers while they are acting within the scope of their job description and
      responsibilities.

3. Special Trips

   a. Drivers may indicate an option to take (be available for) special trips based upon
      the following:
      (1) Available for special trips anytime (day or night) during the week days
            (Monday through Friday); that is, yes or no, with no exceptions.
      (2) Available for special trips on holidays and weekends (Saturday-Sunday);
            that is, yes or no, with no exceptions.
      (3) Full-time drivers shall be guaranteed a minimum of four (4) hours for driving
            a Saturday field trip.

   b. Driver Declaration
      (1) Drivers shall declare during their training week and during last week before
           winter break of each year, their desire to be assigned special trips.
      (2) If a driver declines to take four special trips during a sign-up period, the
           driver's name will be removed from the availability list.
      (3) Drivers may remove their names from the availability list for either weekday
           (yes), or weekends/holidays (yes).
      (4) An additional option declaration may be conducted by the Director of
           Transportation or designee, when the percentage of available drivers is so
           low as to entail excessive overtime by all drivers participating.
      (5) Information of special trip availability shall be maintained showing driver
           options (yes or no) for week days or weekend holidays. This information
           shall be made available to the E.H.O.P. Committee.

   c. Special Trip work assignments shall normally be posted at least two working
      days prior to the date and time of the scheduled special trip; if a notice of less
      than two working days is given, the trip shall be voluntary.
      (1)   After reviewing the special trip, the driver shall indicate whether the special
            trip will be taken or not, with an OK for yes or a TD for no.

      (2)   The driver will be advised whether the trip is a "stay" or "no stay", providing
            the information is available.

      (3)   If the driver declines taking the special trip offered, the actual hours of the
            special trip will be added to the driver’s EHOP total as if the special trip
            were taken.
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       (4)   Once the driver accepts the special trip and the special trip is subsequently
             turned down, the actual hours of the special trip will be added to the driver’s
             EHOP hours, as if the trip was taken.

       (5)   For the purposes of determining special trip assignments, new drivers or
             drivers changing from a "no" to a "yes" status shall be credited with the
             average number of special trip hours of the drivers on the availability list for
             taking special trips.

       (6)   Once a name has been posted on the special trip board and assigned, the
             driver's name should not be removed without the driver being notified as to
             why.

       (7)   In the event bus drivers are assigned holiday or weekend assignments and
             the trips are canceled through no fault of the bus drivers, or other conditions
             arising as a result of an Act of Providence, the bus driver, upon reporting to
             fill the assignment, shall be paid a minimum of two (2) hours at the overtime
             rate.

       (8)   The requesting group or school will provide lodging and meals to drivers
             who are assigned overnight trips. Drivers will not be paid for sleep time
             except for that portion which does not allow the driver time for eight (8)
             hours of sleep.

       (9) A driver will be paid a minimum of two (2) hours at the driver’s current rate of
           pay when the driver is assigned a special trip, scheduled to be driven on a
           weekday (Monday through Friday) after the driver’s final check-out time at
           the end of the day, and the assigned special trip is canceled after the
           driver’s final check-out time at the end of the day through no fault of the
           driver or other conditions arising as a result of an Act of Providence.


Revised:         June 11, 2007
Adopted:         June 11, 2007
Effective:       July 1, 2007




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