BUS DRIVERHANFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
HANFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Under the direction of the Program Manager for Facilities and Operations drives a
school bus over designed routes for the purpose of transporting students to and from
school and on special trips.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
The Bus Driver is under the direct supervision of the Program Manager for Facilities and
Operations and does not supervise any other positions. The Bus Driver is responsible
for timely and safe transport of District school children to and from school and on
Drives a school bus daily over designated routes in accordance with time schedules,
picking up, and discharging students.
Transport students and teachers on field trips to various locations making departure and
arrival times as scheduled.
Inspect bus prior to operation for safety purposes promptly reporting all defects.
Clean windshields and headlights; clean interior and exterior of buses including picking
up debris, sweeping floor and wiping upholstery; service bus with fuel and oil.
Maintain appropriate behavior among students on bus and while the bus is parked at
bus stops; follows District policies regarding student control and contact with parents
and the public.
Report problems or equipment malfunctions; report incidents which affect the safety of
Perform first aid or emergency assistance; maintain records of all trips; file accident
Maintain required records and reports.
Escort students across streets and roadways when necessary, stopping traffic as
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Perform related duties as assigned.
NECESSARY EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Safe driving practices.
State laws, rules and regulations, and Education Code sections pertaining to
school bus operations and pupil transportation.
Provisions of California Motor Vehicle code and Title 13 applicable to the
operation of vehicles in the transportation of school children.
District transportation policies and requirements.
First aid practices.
Drive a school bus in a courteous, safe, and efficient manner.
Maintain order among students while driving a school bus and at bus stops.
Recognize malfunctions in equipment and take appropriate action.
Maintain assigned vehicle in clean and safe operating condition.
Administer first aid to ill or injured students.
Learn designated bus routes, including stops, and traffic hazards.
Maintain simple records.
Work independently without supervision.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the
course of work.
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Job Description – Bus Driver
NECESSARY EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS (CONT.):
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that could
likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to
obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Education: Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent.
Experience: One year experience as a bus driver or completion of a school bus
Licenses and Certificates: California Commercial Driver License, Class A or B
with a (P) Passenger Endorsement. California Special Driver Certificate
(School Bus). Current Medical Examiner’s Certificate. Current first aid
Environment: Indoor and outdoor environment; subject
to driving a school bus to conduct work.
Physical Abilities: Climbing in and out of buses, sitting for
extending periods of time, bending at the waist, and dexterity
of hands and fingers to operate a school bus.
Hazards: Exposure to cleaning chemicals, diesel fumes,
and driving in adverse weather conditions.