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To create a supportive, encouraging learning environment for the school districts serving Colorado's public school children, through professional, knowledgeable ideas, utilizing the best resources available to achieve safe transportation programs.
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The Educational Data Advisory Committee (EDAC) recently reviewed and approved several forms used by the School Transportation Unit. The updated forms which include the EDAC approval are available and can be found in both the Technicians Toolbox or Forms section of the webpage. Please replace the documents that your district has been using with the new approved forms. Additionally, the district should verify that their outside service providers (outside inspection sites) are aware of this update and have the link to current forms.
Be aware that the STAR-2 form only needs to be completed upon the receipt of a selection letter informing the district of selection for a review during the current school year.
2016 Workshop Save the Date Announcment
The Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association (CSPTA) has announced the dates and location for the upcoming 2016 Summer Workshop Summit Event Schedule. Click on this link to read the Save the Date announcement 2016 Workshop Save the Date
Fall Training Offered
The School Transportation Unit will be offering training this fall for New School Transportation Supervisors and Annual Inspector Hands-On Tester Qualification/Recertification. Locations and dates have not been determined at this time. However, if you are interested in participating in either of these courses, please send an email to Miller_s@cde.state.co.us indicating your course preference and your school district location prior to Friday, October 2, 2015. Once we receive your responses, we will determine the locations and scheduling and then provide registration information.
New CDE Inspector Map
A new tool for transportation departments can be found in the School Bus Fleet and Technicians toolbox. The Inspection Map will provide the locations and district contact information for annual inspectors, hands on testers, and outside inspection sites.
2015/2016 CDE Bus Driver and Small Vehicle Operator Written Tests
The NEW CDE tests have been mailed to each district along with the answer sheets and resource material regarding the correct answers. If you did not receive your tests you may request a copy electronically by sending your request from your district email address to either Miller_s@cde.state.co.us or Vasina_B@cde.state.co.us and we will be happy to send it to you.
The NEW School Transportation Advisory Review Process - STAR
Starting in the 2015-16 school year the School Transportation Unit will begin a new review process, STAR. see more...
- Colorado Minimum Standards 1 CCR 301-25 Effective April 30, 2015 (Updated 9/10/2015)
- Operation and Annual Inspection Rules Timeline ( Updated 7/20/15)
- Special Education Manual Revision Update:
The Committee working on the revisions for the UPDATED Special Education Guidelines have made good progress this spring. Content is currently being developed through the summer months with the hope that we will have a completed document available no later than January 2016.