Job Title:        Bus Driver                                                             Wage/Hour Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to:      Director of Transportation                                     Pay Grade:  Auxiliary 4

Primary Purpose:

Provide safe and efficient transportation service so that students may enjoy the greatest possible advantage from the district’s curriculum and extracurricular programs.




Must be 21 years of age

High school diploma or GED

Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License (Class A or B with S and P endorsements)

Must pass DOT physicals and alcohol/drug tests

Acceptable driving record in accordance with DPS standards

Acceptable criminal history record

Texas School Bus Driver Safety Training Certificate or a valid Enrollment Certificate


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to complete required bus driver safety training

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively

Knowledge of student discipline procedures and ability to manage student behavior

Ability to safely operate bus 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Vehicle Operation


Student Management




Personal Effectiveness



Equipment Used:

School bus, safety equipment (flares, reflective signs), fire extinguisher, seat belts, car seats, broom, two-way radio


Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stressful conditions; Prolonged sitting, reaching, twisting, walking, high steps, and repetitive hand/arm motions; Work outside and inside; moderate exposure to extreme temperatures and vehicle fumes; Ability to lift or drag 25-40 pounds in an emergency. Demonstrate patience and flexibility in changing job demands and when interacting with employees, visitors, and the public.