Lawton, OK: Lawton Public Schools is in need of qualified bus drivers to join the team. Those needing a CDL with School Bus Endorsements (P & S) can attend the upcoming February training. Classes will be held February 12-16 at the LPS Transportation Center, 1101 S. 17th St. Classes meet daily from 5-10 p.m. The workshop is approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Education and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
Beginning drivers must obtain a learner’s permit from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety prior to the first class session. In order to obtain a learner’s permit, applicants must pass a five-part written test covering general knowledge, pre-trip procedures, passengers, the school bus and air brakes. The air brake test is required only for school districts that have buses using those devices.
An Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s Manual can be downloaded from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety website, www.dps.state.ok.us. LPS officials will supply other related study materials, including the Oklahoma School Bus Driver’s Manual, during the workshop.
LPS employees may take the course at no cost. The registration fee for non-LPS employees is $65. Payment is due no later than the second day of class. For workshop details, contact the LPS Transportation Center at 580-248-3255.