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School Bus Driver

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Ball-Chatham CUSD 5
Physical Address
481 Chatham Road
Chatham, IL 62629
Job Description


TITLE:   Bus Driver

FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt

QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to pass fingerprint criminal

background check.


Special Knowledge/Skills/Requirements:

        Drivers must be 21 years old Drivers must hold an Illinois CDL Drivers License

        Drivers must be able to understand the basic operational systems on varying models of school buses

        Drivers must be able to operate within structured time parameters defined by school start and dismissal times

        Must be able to understand basic map reading and have directional acuity

        Must meet Illinois Revised Statutes, Ch. 95.5, paragraph 6-106 which specifies the requirements to become and remain a school bus driver in Illinois

        Must pass a test covering knowledge of bus driving rules, regulations and laws

REPORTS TO:   Director of Transportation



Provide safe and reliable transportation of students throughout the district and to other events as assigned.


PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Listed below but not limited to:

        Attends yearly 2-hour refresher course

        Passes yearly physical examination and drug testing also participates in random drug testing program

        Completes a daily pre-trip inspection report before the first trip of each day and anytime a  different bus is driven

        Notifies mechanics, in writing, of any mechanical problems with a bus, on a daily basis

        Schedules preventative maintenance each 3,000 miles (oil change)

        Keeps the bus clean both inside and out

        Maintains adequate discipline to assure the safety of the passengers; reports gross disobedience or misconduct to the Director of Transportation using School Bus Incident Report

        Notifies the Director of Transportation immediately if there is a breakdown or bus accident; follows all accident procedures

        Maintains a route sheet and map and ensures their accuracy at all times



Salary and work year in accordance with recommendations established by the Superintendent of Schools and immediate supervisor


Mental Demands: interpreting, organizing, consulting, analyzing, planning, documenting, specifying, coordinating, implementing, and concentrating.


Physical Demands: bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, standing for prolonged periods of time, walking, exerts 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, manual dexterity to operate related equipment, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity, ability to read and write, ability to speak and understand the English language.


Environmental Conditions: The work is performed outdoors



The basis of the evaluation will be the extent to which the performance responsibilities of the job are successfully handled and the extent to which yearly action plans and job goals are met (as applicable).

The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future and may be amended by the Board of Education as appropriate.











Revised 06/2020

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