Bus Driver

Job | Posted 3 years ago


School District Position Description

JOB TITLE:          Bus Driver
DEPARTMENT:    Transportation
REPORTS TO:      Director of Transportation
APPROVED BY:   Board of Education                          DATE: November 12, 2002
Drives bus to transport students over specified routes according to time schedule. Complies with traffic regulations. This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed, to be a list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. The job description is purposely designed to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned
  • Drives a school bus safely and professionally.
  • Performs and properly completes daily pre-trip inspections.
  • Complies with all traffic ordinances.
  • Complies with discipline polices set forth in the School Code of Conduct for Transportation.
  • Participates in training (some training off site).
  • Shows proficiency in handling and maneuvering school bus.
  • Has general knowledge of first aid.
  • Maintains daily cleanliness of assigned bus.
  • Fuels bus to ensure that all assigned runs can be made without interruption.
  • Reports all disciplinary problems promptly to Transportation Director
  • Attends required School Bus Driver training.
  • Reports all accidents involving bus to Transportation Director as soon as communication can safely be established.
  • Monitors the 2-way radio at all times and respond to all calls in prompt courteous business like manner.
  • Displays loyalty to District No. 53, the School Board and its governance, policies and contracts.
  • Supports the Mission and Vision of the District.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.
  • Maintains a professional and positive rapport with parents/co-workers/administration/School Board.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  Supervises students while transporting them.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must have no points on driving record and able to pass physical including drug test.

Must be able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver's License. Must pass State Skill Test and State Written Test. Illinois drivers license for 3 years.

Ability to read a limited number of two and three syllable words and to recognized similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to work in a friendly manner with co-workers and students. Ability to read and understand maps. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative (customarily associated with) of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit and occasionally required to walk or stand. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk while performing the duties of this job. The employee frequently repeats the same hand, arm or finger motion many times. The employee frequently uses hand strength to grasp tools. And is continuously driving on the job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds such as students. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and peripheral vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in temperatures above 100° and below 32° and occasionally will walk on slippery surfaces. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interact with public and other workers. The employee has direct responsibility for the safety and well-being of others. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud to where you have to raise your voice to be heard.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. 

Posted By

Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53

281 W John Casey Rd, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-1392
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,982 (USD)

State Average: $13,341 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246