Bus Driver Series: Student Management Quiz

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This quiz is intended for entry-level school bus drivers looking to test or build upon their student management skills. The procedures in this quiz are representative of Brainerd Public Schools Independent School District #181 in Minnesota.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When is it okay to touch a student?
    • A. 

      Congratulate them (pat on the back)

    • B. 

      Provide First Aid for a cut, scrape or scuff

    • C. 

      Physically moving the student into an assigned seat or forcing them out of the isle

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Is it okay for the driver to raise his/her voice at the student if the student fails to obey the bus rules?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      It depends on how serious the offense is

  • 3. 
    Which sample dialog below will earn the driver the most cooperation from the student?
    • A. 

      "[Student's name], will you please move up to this seat right here?"

    • B. 

      "[Student's name], you have 10 seconds to get into your assigned seat or your off the bus."

    • C. 

      "[Student's name], turn around and quit yelling or I'll have your ass in an assigned seat until the end of the year!"

  • 4. 
    What kind of behavior is seen as a "Severe Clause" offense?
    • A. 

      Physical Altercations

    • B. 

      Extremely obscene language, (F-bombs, sexual innuendos, offensive name calling)

    • C. 

      Possession of a weapon or similar tool of destruction (pocket knives, lighters, etc.)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Minnesota state law prohibits unnecessary physical contact between students and drivers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Should a bus driver take time at the beginning of the year to discuss the bus rules and inform students of the required punishment for breaking such rules?
    • A. 

      YES!

    • B. 

      NO!

  • 7. 
    In the state of Minnesota, which of the following is the most illegal?
    • A. 

      Students in the isle

    • B. 

      Students in the back two seats

    • C. 

      Students hanging out the window

    • D. 

      Trick Question... all of these are equally illegal

  • 8. 
    A driver should walk the entire length of the bus AFTER his/her route, checking under the seats for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Trash

    • B. 

      Contraband

    • C. 

      Sleeping students

    • D. 

      Misplaced personal belongings

  • 9. 
    A driver should check the rearview mirror for dangerous or unlawful behavior how often?
    • A. 

      10-20 seconds

    • B. 

      5-10 seconds

    • C. 

      30-45 seconds

  • 10. 
    In case of an emergency where students' lives or the driver's life is at stake, how do you [the driver] resolve the conflict?
    • A. 

      Radio for police assistance

    • B. 

      Call 911

    • C. 

      Attempt to mediate and resolve the situation yourself

    • D. 

      None of the above

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