JobID 825 : Substitute Bus Driver (#326777)

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Substitute Bus Driver


Job Summary:
Provides for the safe, efficient, and courteous transportation of students. 

Responsibilities and Essential Functions: The following duties are representative of performance expectations. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Operates the assigned vehicle according to all motor vehicle laws. Keeps the transportation supervisor informed about emerging issues. 
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures. 
  • Promotes a favorable image of the school district. Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services. 
  • Practices defensive driving techniques. Maintains established routes and time schedules. Note: Safety is the top priority even if delays disrupt the bus schedule. 
  • Transports only authorized passengers. Picks up and unloads students only at approved stops. Keeps route sheets up-to-date. Offers routing suggestions. 
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip safety inspections. Checks fire, emergency equipment, and first aid supplies. Prepares written inspection reports. 
  • Offers help when students ask or their behavior suggests they need assistance. 
  • Supervises bus loading and unloading procedures. Operates the wheelchair lift. Ensures that wheelchairs are properly secured before operating the bus. 
  • Inspects harnesses, restraints, and other safety devices. Immediately corrects or reports unsafe conditions and/or defective equipment. 
  • Anticipates and is prepared to provide assistance when aware of passengers with medical or other health considerations. 
  • Monitors student behavior. Enforces safety regulations. Maintains high standards and upholds the student conduct code. 
  • Promotes the proper use and care of school property. Reports student discipline problems, vandalism, and other related concerns. 
  • Respects personal privacy. Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information. 
  • Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.). Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator. 
  • Reports evidence of suspected child abuse as required by law. 
  • Assumes responsibility for the interior cleanliness of the vehicle. Keeps front, back, driver's side, and door windows clean to maintain visibility and comply with state law.
  • Attempts to identify and report vehicles that fail to comply with traffic regulations (e.g., failure to stop for flashing bus lights, passing in prohibited zones, etc.). 
  • Uses proper protocol when operating bus communication equipment. 
  • Immediately reports all traffic citations and accidents. Promptly documents all injuries that require medical attention. 
  • Reports road hazards along the bus route to the transportation supervisor. 
  • Participates in the district's bus safety program as directed. 
  • Conducts emergency evacuation drills that comply with current state standards. 
  • Reports equipment malfunctions in writing. 
  • Documents mileage. 
  • Shares in the responsibility for authorized field trips. Remains available to teachers and students during the trip when instructed. 
  • Participates in training necessary to maintain a school bus driver license. 
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed. 
  • Accepts personal responsibility for decisions and conduct. 
  • Wears appropriate work attire and maintains a neat appearance. 
  • Strives to develop rapport and serve as a positive role model for others. 
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed. 

Posted By

Amherst Exempted Village School District

185 Forest St, Amherst, OH 44001-1605
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,903 (USD)

State Average: $13,686 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.87

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 294