Would driving a school bus for public school be considered a public service job?
If you are a DIRECT employee of the school district, yes. If you are a contractor, or the employee of a private contractor which provides drivers or drivers and buses to the school district under contract, no.
The difference between a CDL school and a public school for driving has to do with the fact that a commercial driver‰Ûªs license school versus a public school has a greater specialization in commercial driving. While a public school may be more affordable, they generally take longer to register and complete their certifications. To complete a commercial driver‰Ûªs license school in the CDL avenue is more likely to expedite certification.
There is no federal law in the U.S. that gives service animal trainers the right to access public schools with their trainees. Some, but not all, states have such rights for trainers. However, they would only apply to the public areas of a public school, such as the gymnasium during a basketball game where any member of the public is permitted to attend. In order to take a trainee into private areas of the school…