Position Title:      Substitute School Bus Driver 

Department:        Transportation Department

Reports To:          Director of Transportation

Contract:              2021-22 School Year (As Needed)

Ending Date:        Until Filled


SUMMARY: A school bus driver has an extremely important job and responsibility. From the time the bus makes the first stop on the route until the last passenger disembarks, the safety of someone else’s child is in the driver’s hands. Safety is more important than keeping schedules or relationships with parents. It affects every aspect of a driver’s career.



EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalency is preferred. School bus drivers are to have a class B CDL, a school bus endorsement, air brake endorsement and passenger endorsement. Applicants must pass a DOT physical, pre-employment drug and background check before being eligible for employment.


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: The ability to deal with members of the public in a courteous and respectful manner including receiving complaints about schedules and levels and quality of service; the ability to deal with students; capable of responding in emergency situations.


PROBATIONARY STATUS: Any substitute or temporary classified personnel will have up to a 60 day “probationary” period. After the 60 days have expired, the employee will be notified of the District’s intentions regarding contracted
employment. If the substitute or temporary employee will not be recommended for hire, the building
principal/supervisor will notify the Superintendent of reasons for the non-recommendation, and the
employee will be informed by the next board meeting of those reasons. The substitute or temporary
employee may be recommended for hire and offered a contract before working the entire 60 days if the
supervisor feels the position needs to be filled. The 60 day probation begins after a completed background check, Child Maltreatment Registry and non-contracted hire packet.


Note: All classified supervisory or administrative positions are excluded. These positions will continue to be filled by the Superintendent.