School Bus Drivers

Job | Posted a year ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support




The School Bus Drivers are required to operate a school bus in a safe and efficient manner and to abide by all traffic laws, State Board of Education and local school district board regulations.


? Minimum 21 years of age
? High school diploma or equivalent
? Currently possess or be willing to obtain Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a “P” and “S” endorsement
? Valid school bus driver’s certificate issued by a Mississippi State Department of Education approved instructor and attend renewal certification every other year
? Must be able to pass all required training required by the school district and the State Department of Education
? Demonstrate sufficient strength, agility, hearing and visual acuity to exercise safe control over the school bus and passengers at all times Have no known medical history or clinical diagnosis of any condition that could be detrimental to the safety of the students that will be transported
? Comply with drug testing policy and procedures (Policy: GBRM-2)
? Must pass a fingerprint background check and a check with the child abuse registry
? Must have a satisfactory employment record and have an acceptable driving record with no convictions deemed disqualifying under the Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License Law, Section 63-1-73, MS Code as amended recommendations of the State Department of Education, Transportation Department
? The local school board may supplement these qualifications and responsibilities as necessary for safe and efficient student transportation


Transportation Supervisor and Principal


Duties include but are not limited to the following:
? Conduct a thorough pre-trip (using the district’s Daily Bus Inspection Form) and post trip inspection of the school bus
? Keep exterior mirrors clean and adjusted at all times
? Perform minimum of two school bus evacuation drill each school year utilizing appropriate emergency procedures
? Know, recognize, and obey road signs and signals by meanings, shapes, sounds, and colors
? Keep the interior of the bus clean
? Maintain routes and schedules as planned by the Transportation Supervisor
? Report any hazards along the existing route to the Transportation Supervisor
? Exercise the effective defensive driving skills of self-control, alertness, foresight and good judgment at all times while operating the school bus
? Maintain discipline on the school bus without jeopardizing safety while driving
? Remain alert at all times to hazards, including but not limited to, poor weather conditions, other vehicles, road conditions and trains at railroad crossings
? Complete all reports on bus discipline, bus maintenance and any other reports required by the local school board or Transportation Supervisor
? The driver shall not, at any time, permit pupils to stand in the stepwell or loading area or where the pupil would likely fall out of the bus, if the rear emergency door was opened, or where the driver’s view is obscured
? At such time as required by law and/or the school district, the employee agrees to one mandatory drug test as part of the hiring process In addition to the mandatory test, the employee agrees to random test(s) and post accident testing and to be tested if recommended by the driver’s supervisor
? Any other related job duties as assigned by the Superintendent and/or his designee


? FLSA Status: Non-exempt
? “At-Will” position
? Bus drivers are paid for 182 days with 180 days of actual transporting of students
? Salaries are established by Board policy


Performance for this position will be evaluated annually by the Transportation Supervisor and/or Principal in accordance with the Board’s policies and procedures on evaluation


? Follows the Mississippi Code of Ethics
? Follows Marion County School District Board Policies
? Work Habits:
? Observes assigned work hours
? Maintains a pattern of prompt and regular attendance
? Follows the daily schedule as prescribed
? Adjusts to work assignments and/or schedule changes
? Personal Qualities:
? Demonstrates a positive attitude toward work assignments
? Accepts responsibility for the work assigned
? Maintains appropriate appearance and personal hygiene
? Accepts constructive criticism

Posted By

Marion County School District

1010 HIGHWAY 13 N STE 2, COLUMBIA, MS 39429

At the following locations

Marion County School District (CO)

1010 Highway 13 North , Columbia, MS 39429

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $9,093

% ELL Students


State Average: 2%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.14

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 429