Position is responsible for operating a school bus and
transporting school-aged children and other authorized personnel safely and efficiently over specified routes to and from schools and various
activities. Position conducts pre-trip
inspections; observes safety regulations and policies; enforces student discipline on the bus; and performs related work.
1. Checks with the dispatcher or area transportation supervisor for any changes in normal duties or new student passengers.
2. Ensures that the bus can be operated safely before driving and conducts
pre-trip safety inspections as required by
federal and state laws to include
defects and checking operating systems to include brakes,
horn, lights, emergency flashers, extended
stop arms, and door-opening devices.
3. Operates the vehicle safely over an assigned route,
picking up and delivering only authorized students
at assigned bus
stops, and watches to ensure that no one hurrying for the bus is left behind.
4. Keeps assigned time schedules, which
may require driving during pre-day light and dusk periods, and makes every
effort to be on time while ensuring safety.
Obeys all traffic laws and transportation practices as outlined in the CDL manual, Bus Driver Handbook,
School Board Policy and local ordinances.
6. Observes all mandatory safety
regulations for school buses
and keeps all emergency exits clear of obstructions.
Secures wheelchairs, car seats, and other restraining devices
on the bus as needed.
Maintains student discipline on the bus and enforces rules governing student
9. Reports undisciplined students
to the proper authority and compiles written reports
as requested in accordance
with the bus driver handbook
and the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
semi-annual bus evacuation drills as required by the Department of Education and implements
evacuations as required in an emergency
to include safely
exiting from the rear of the school
11. Reports all accidents
immediately, requesting police or
ambulance service as needed; assists injured
persons until services arrive;
and completes required
12. Notifies the proper authority
in cases of mechanical failure, safety deficiencies, when off schedule,
or other incidents.
13. Regulates heating, cooling, and ventilating
on the bus for the comfort of passengers.
14. Drives students and teachers on field trips, extracurricular activities, and other special events, often in evenings
and at night, as assigned.
15. Exercises responsible leadership and appropriate behavior when on out-of-division school
Returns the bus to the assigned
bus lot, performs
a final inspection,
and secures the bus according to procedures.
Participates in all required training.
Submits to drug testing
Maintains a commercial driver’s license as required by
the State Department of Transportation and maintains Red
Cross first aid/CPR certification.
practices in all activities.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must possess a valid commercial driver’s license to operate a school bus or must acquire one prior to the completion of the division’s classroom training course.
Must possess an excellent driving record in compliance with division standards, excellent driving skills, and must successfully complete the school division’s bus driver training course.
Must possess a good knowledge of procedures and federal/state laws governing the safe operation of a school bus prior to the completion of the division’s training course.
Must possess knowledge of, or the ability to accurately and quickly learn, local street and road systems.
Must possess knowledge of, or the ability to accurately and quickly learn, how to properly secure a wheelchair, car seat, and other restraining devices on a school bus.
Must possess the ability to maintain student discipline and ensure that student behavior is not a distraction to safe driving.
Must possess the ability to recognize and report any unsafe act or condition.
Must remain in compliance with state/division regulations regarding the use of controlled substances and alcohol as applied to school bus drivers.
Must meet the mandated physical and mental requirements established by the state and the US Department of Transportation--the school division is not permitted to employ individuals that do not meet these standards.
Must be capable of working independently and possess the ability to understand and follow through on oral and written instructions.
Must possess the ability to interact with students, parents, and faculty in a positive and proper manner.
Hourly Rate: $10.51/hour Contracted Bus Driver rate starts at $14.82/hour
Other information: 10 month position working 6.5 hours a day.
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