First Student

Helena Public Schools contracts all of its home-to-school bus services with First Student.

Helena Public Schools remains responsible for the bus routing and handling of student discipline, with shared office space at the local First Student facility.

Location Manager

Bevann Hamill


Call First Student…

  • To find out where a bus is morning or afternoon.
  • To locate items left behind on the bus.

Do You Want to Drive a School Bus?

What are the driver qualifications to drive a school bus in Montana?

A. Must have completed 5 years of licensed driving.

B. Must have a current Commercial Drivers License for the size of bus that the person will be driving.

  • “S” Endorsement
  • “P” Endorsement
  • Air Brakes if the bus is equipped with them

C. Must have a current Medical Card from a qualified Medical Screener.

  • Beginning June 1, 2012 drivers must provide proof of a current medical card to the Motor Vehicle Division. Letters will be sent to CDL Drivers prior to the June 1 deadline explaining the process.

D. Must have a current First Aid Card.

E. Must complete 10 hours of School Bus Driver Training annually.

F. When driving a bus, the driver SHALL carry a current Bus Driver Certificate signed by School Board Chair.

Please contact First Student to apply. They will assist potential drivers in acquiring their CDL/First Aid certifications, as well as assisting in the medical part of the requirements as well.