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Type III School Bus Program

Now Hiring Bus Drivers and Bus Assistants

Click here to apply online.

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

Certification Instructions for Type III Bus Program

  1. Print and read: How to get certified
  2. Print, fill out completely and submit the driver application to Transportation by email to, by fax to 952-681-6301, or via interoffice mail.

Training Information

All driver applications must be completely filled out before approval and training. Classroom and behind-the-wheel training usually takes about two hours.

Training Times

  • Regular school days
    • By appointment only
    • Monday - Friday, 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Other Transportation work days (school breaks, conference/workshop days, summer)
    • By appointment only
    • During regular district hours

Van Forms

A pre-trip calendar for the current month must be kept in van. Please send all pre-trip logs and calendars to Stephanie Raskin at Transportation for permanent record keeping.

Please report monthly mileage to the Fleet Coordinator or Lead Mechanic

Van Contact List

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.

BTC/Olson50, 51, 55, 62Angela Salo681-6210
Desegregation63, 64Alejandra Gutierrez-Navarro681-6420
Jefferson19Yvonne Farish806-7858
Jefferson52Lisa Clark806-7614
Jefferson53Stephanie Espy806-7627
Jefferson54Julie Hendricks806-7664
Kennedy57, 58Cary Askvig681-5015
Kennedy61Michelle Stans681-5133
OMS/Pause60Todd Johnson806-8722
Transportation56, 99Training Dept681-6317
Valley View59Melissa Burns681-5703

If you have questions please contact Stephanie Raskin at 952-681-6317 or