Bus Aides

Job | Posted 3 months ago
Start Date


Job Title:            Bus Monitor                                                                    Exemption Status/Test: Nonexempt
Reports to:         Supervisor of Transportation                                     Date Revised:
Dept./School:    Transportation

Primary Purpose:

Ride buses and help driver ensure safe and orderly transportation of students with disabilities.


Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to understand and follow written or verbal instructions
Ability to communicate effectively with others
Ability to operate safety equipment and adaptive equipment
Ability to manage student behavior
Ability to work well with children with disabilities

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Student Management

  1. Assist students on and off the bus according to their individual needs including lifting and carrying students with disabilities.
  2. Supervise students as they board and exit the bus and cross the street following established safety procedures.
  3. Escort students into the building and deliver to their assigned destination.
  4. Instruct students on safe entering, exiting, and riding rules and regulations.
  5. Learn and adapt to each student’s special medical, physical, communicative, and emotional needs.
  6. Manage student behavior and report student discipline problems in a timely manner to appropriate administrator.
  7. Communicate with teachers and parents regarding student behavior while on bus.

Routes and Schedules

  1. Complete and maintain accurate, updated, and timely records and reports including route sheet and daily non-notification forms.


  1. Operate equipment according to established safety procedures. Make sure seat belts, harnesses, or car seats are used correctly and help students use safety devises when needed.
  2. Follow emergency procedures including evacuation of students as needed and assist driver to administer first aid, if necessary.
  3. Follow established procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and assisting students.
  4. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.


  1. Become familiar with and follow procedures established by transportation and special education offices.
  2. Assist driver keeping bus clean and performance of pre- and post-trip inspections.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Specialized and adaptive equipment used by students
Posture: Frequent standing and sitting; kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking and reaching
Lifting: Frequent heavy lifting (45 pounds or over) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting nonambulatory students, and lifting and moving adaptive equipment
Environment: Work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); exposure to noise and vehicle fumes; exposure to biological hazards (bacteria, communicable diseases); work around vehicles and machinery with moving parts; may work irregular or prolonged hours
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Posted By

Paris ISD

2390 Jefferson Road, Paris, TX 75460
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students


State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students


State Average: 9%



State Average: 558