Team Mission Statement:
North Okanagan-Shuswap School District #83, Transportation Department Training Team commits to excellence
in creating and delivering an evolving, attitude based training program, utilizing the Thinking Driver Training and Certification System.
We further commit to increase the level of safety awareness, develop operational consistencies and
strive toward achieving the highest standard of professionalism in our industry.
Driver training is in place to increase the level of safety for the students, the school bus drivers, and all those sharing the roads and sidewalks in our school district.
School District No 83 trains school bus drivers using the Thinking Driver Training System â€“ both Theory and Practical.Â Â We also offer under Thinking Driver's program umbrella, our own in-house developed courses such as Winter Driving (Theory), chain installations (Practical), Safe Loading & Unloading procedures, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection refreshers, Emergency Preparedness, Student Management, and a student school bus safety program.Â An in-house trainer offers our own customized non-violent crisis intervention program.Â Â Other training provided by qualified contractors include: air brakes refreshers, First Aid training and Harassment in the Workplace.