Bus Driver - Red Lake Schools


Position Description: Bus Driver

Supervisor: Transportation Director

Bargaining Group: Minnesota School Employees' Association

Terms: Nine (9) month employee

Position Overview: To transport children to and from school in a safe and timely manner, as well as perform safety checks of the bus, maintain records and monitor student behavior

Major Position Duties:

1. Drive school bus in accordance with laws, rules and regulations established by the State of Minnesota and/or the school district.

2. Make daily pre-trip inspections according to policy.

3. Follow proper warm-up and cool down procedures for diesel buses.

4. Schedule bus maintenance.

5. Maintain fuel supply in tanks and other fluids.

6. Plug in the bus during cold weather

7. Clan bus inside and out.

8. Report in writing any bus deficiencies or repairs as needed.

9. Follow route schedules, time changes as established by the transportation department.

10. Maintain current bus rider lists, mileage and route schedules and necessary maps and reports.

11. Notify the transportation department of route changes that may be advantageous to the District.

12. Fill out discipline reports and file with office when necessary.

13. Account for all students during emergency situations.

14. Administer medication as authorized by medical personnel.

15. Monitor student behavior, enforcing all rules within adopted administrative procedures.

16. Attend meetings and in-service trainings as required.

17. Provide transportation department with necessary information for emergency call-up.

18. All other duties as assigned.


1. High school diploma or GED

2. Must possess a First Aide Certificate.

3. Must possess a Commercial Driver's License with bus endorsement.

4. Knowledge of pre-trip inspection procedures.

5. Knowledge of school bus mechanical operations and performance.

6. Knowledge of school bus laws, rules and regulations of the School District and State of Minnesota governing the delivery of children.

7. Knowledge of emergency procedures, two-way radio, road and highway hazards.

8. Knowledge of District policy regarding student discipline

9. Ability to follow directions and communicate effectively, good personal appearance and a cooperative attitude required

10. Willingness to assist where needed and the ability to establish good working relationships are essential.

To apply send complete District application, cover letter, resume, and credentials to: Ashley VanHorn, Human Resource Coordinator, Red Lake School District #38, PO Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671. Position closes: Open till filled.


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