Type III School Bus Program

All Type III drivers must be trained and currently certified in the use and safe operation of Bloomington Public Schools Type III vehicles (vans).

Certification Instructions for Type III Bus Program

  1. Print the Driver Application.

  2. Complete both parts A and B. If both parts are not completed, applications will be sent back.

  3. Complete the required online classroom quiz. You will be emailed your results and certificate within two days.

  4. Send a copy of your certificate and your completed application to transportation@isd271.org, interoffice mail, or fax (952-681-6301).

  5. We will contact you via your district email to schedule your behind-the-wheel training.

Training Information

  • Behind-the-wheel training at the Transportation Center takes approximately 1 hour.
  • Trainees must bring their district van and driver’s license with them for training.

Training Times

  • Regular school days: by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 9:45 to 11 a.m.
  • Other Transportation work days (school breaks, conference/workshop days, summer): by appointment only.
Type III Bus Forms
Notification to Employer of Moving Violation
Type III Pre-trip Checklist
Type III Pre-trip Calendar
Type III Trip Mileage Log
Insurance Identification Card
Type III Bus Contacts

A pre-trip calendar for the current month must be kept in each van. Please send all calendars to Transportation via interoffice mail for permanent record keeping.

Please report your monthly mileage log to Tom Gut at tgut@isd271.org or Curt Naumann at cnaumann@isd271.org.

Actual seating capacity is limited to the number of properly working seat belts. Type III school buses must never exceed 7 passengers, including the driver.