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School Bus Driver responsibilities include:
- Being attentive to traffic and weather conditions and ensuring passenger safety
- Following the planned route and schedule for departure times and stops
- Regularly checking vehicle safety such as tires, brakes, turn signals and mechanical equipment
We are looking for a reliable School Bus Driver to join our team. As a School Bus Driver, you will be responsible for transporting students to and from school and extracurricular events, following a scheduled route and ensuring the safety of all passengers.
Your duties will include conducting pre-trip inspections to ensure the bus is in good working condition, observing safety and traffic rules during the journey, and maintaining order and discipline among students on the bus.
Additionally, you will be expected to communicate effectively with students, parents, and school staff, providing excellent customer service and addressing any concerns or issues that may arise.
Overall, your role as a School Bus Driver is crucial in providing safe and reliable transportation for students, contributing to their educational experience.
- Transport children and other passengers to and from school
- Obey all traffic laws to ensure students arrive to their destination safely
- Maintain a clean and mechanically sound bus at all times
- Ensure the safety of all students when entering and leaving the bus
- Assist students with getting on and off the bus as needed
- Engage with students as they enter and leave the bus
Requirements and skills
- Proven work experience as a School Bus Driver or similar role
- Clean driving record with no at-fault accidents or traffic citations within the last five years
- Two or more years of experience working with children preferred
- Ability to carry out assigned route on time
- Must have a Commercial Driver’s License
Frequently asked questions
- What does a School Bus Driver do?
- School Bus Drivers ensure children's safety during their commute, assisting students and ensuring a safe journey until their final destination.
- What are the duties and responsibilities of a School Bus Driver?
- The primary duty of a School Bus Driver is to follow traffic laws, prioritize safety, and stay alert to avoid accidents with other vehicles on the road.
- What makes a good School Bus Driver?
- A good School Bus Driver is patient, attentive, and skilled in decision-making to handle high-stress situations effectively.
- Who does a School Bus Driver work with?
- School Bus Drivers primarily work independently but communicate with education professionals like Teachers, Principals, and Dispatchers to ensure correct routes and engage with students.