SED School Bus Driver Instructor Course (SBDI)
This course is offered to transportation professionals who wish to enhance their career by becoming a NYS State Education Department certified School Bus Driver Instructor (SBDI). This course is Instructed by SED Master Instructors and successful completion of this forty-hour course allows the candidate to become a certified School Bus Driver Instructor. Upon approval by SED, the SBDI is able to instruct all SED mandated driver and monitor/attendant courses.
Prerequisites for the Course are as follows:
- Candidates must be employed by a school district, BOCES, Non-public school or private contractor providing services to a public school, non-public school or BOCES
- Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent
- Candidates must have completed the Basic Course of instruction for school bus drivers
- Candidates must have completed the Advanced Course of instruction for school bus drivers OR a DMV approved point/insurance reduction program.
Class Location: 295 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, Long Island 11801
Dates: January 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19
Class Times: 8:00 - 4:00
Class size is limited to 12 students
Master Instructors: Nicole Dolce & Lori-Ann Savino
Lori-Ann Savino, is the Transportation Director for the Jericho UFSD
Lori-Ann Savino started in the pupil transportation industry in 1992 as a bus driver. She obtained her 19-A certification in 2005, her SBDI certification in 2006 and her MI certification in 2016. She has held every civil service title in the school bus transportation industry. Lori-Ann has conducted workshops at local and state conferences. She served as NYAPT’s President from 2016-2018. She was recognized in Schoolbus Fleet Magazine as one of the U.S. Top Ten Phenomenal Women in School Transportation, November 2017.
Nicole Dolce is the Supervisor of Transportation for the Eastchester UFSD.
Nicole Dolce started in the Pupil Transportation industry in 2007 as a school bus attendant. Nicole became a SDBI in 2010 and a 19A examiner in 2011. Nicole is from the Master Instructor class of 2018 and worked on the Driver's Basic Course rewrite. Nicole has previously participated and placed in National and NYS Special Needs Roadeos. Nicole currently serves as a member of the SBDI/MI Advisory Committee.
NOTE: This course and attainment of SBDI credentials counts towards the NYAPT Certification Program