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. Download and print the Driver ApplicationIf a driver does not have a MN license, then the driver must provide a current MVR from the state they are licensed in.

  2. Complete part A and take the required online classroom quiz. You will be emailed your results and certificate within two days.

  3. Send a copy of your certificate and your partially completed application to the person authorizing the certification (Building key holder). The authorizing person will complete part B and direct the application and certificate to the transportation training department.

  4. Transportation 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

  • Non student contact days (school breaks, conference/workshop days, summer): by appointment only.
  • Limited availability during student contact days. Pre approval required by the Transportation Director. Appointments may be canceled on short notice pending trainer availability day of appointment. 
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.

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.