Bus Drivers

Posted 3 months ago


RSU 57 has openings for Bus Drivers


Regional School Unit 57

Title: Bus Driver



  1. High School diploma and/or formal training in bus driving or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience

  2. Valid State of Maine CDL, Class B with P & S Endorsements (required)

  3. To communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, parents, community, and school personnel


Reports to: Director of Transportation


Job Goal: 

1. Safe operation, maintenance, and routing of the assigned school bus on a day-to-day basis


Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Operate school bus safely on a daily basis

  2. Check bus before each operation for mechanical defects and report any defects utilizing daily inspection form

  3. Clean assigned bus inside daily and wash inside and outside monthly or sooner if appropriate

  4. Discharge students only at authorized stops

  5. Enforce rules governing student conduct on buses and utilize district’s formal discipline procedure when appropriate

  6. Report any damage of vehicle to Director of Transportation

  7. File accident report as necessary

  8. Require students to walk in front of the bus and await driver signal before they cross the highway

  9. Utilize safe driving practices in accordance with State law

  10. Abide by district’s drug and alcohol testing policy

  11. Assign students to bus seats when circumstances warrant

  12. Assist the Director of Transportation in the planning of bus stops and schedule

  13. Refer all requests from parents concerning transportation changes to the Director of Transportation 

  14. Assist in inter-school delivery of mail, and supplies

  15. Ensure that the bus is empty and secured whenever the bus is unattended.  Periodically check the bus for security purposes

  16. Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities that may be assigned


Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, climb stairs, lift (ranging from 25-75 lbs depending on student size), bend, pull, push, walk, kneel, crouch, and perform other physical tasks that may be required from time to time. 


Terms of Employment: Hourly,, work year (176 days) and working conditions to be established by the RSU 57  School Board. 


Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation. 

Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

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Regional School Unit 57

86 West Road, Waterboro, ME 04087