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The following questions are drawn from the competency examination included in the "Train the Trainers Text - Transporting Individuals With Disabilities," written by Dr. Robert J. Cross and published by the National School Transportation Academy. For more information on the workshop, Cross can be contacted at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., at 616/771-6665. His e-mail address is [email protected].

1.The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) decides if special-education transportation is needed.

True or False

2. Drivers should deal with a violent emotionally impaired student immediately in order to prevent the student from damaging the interior of the school bus.

True or False

3. Most hearing-impaired people will try to read your lips when you are speaking.

True or False

4. The first thing to do in an emergency is use your two-way radio to call for help.

True or False

5. Students evacuated from a bus should stay within 10 feet of the bus so the driver can keep track of them.

True or False

6. The best way to clean up vomit is to rinse it off with warm water.

True or False

7. Sometimes it is better to ignore a student who is doing such things as swearing, hollering or crying, if that student is not hurting himself or someone else.

True or False

8. The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires training for school bus drivers on how to work with special-education students.

True or False

9. You should never attempt to lift someone who weighs more than half your weight.

True or False

10. A special-education student can be expelled from the bus for bad behavior, as long as the district notifies the parent the same day the expulsion occurs.

True or False

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