Trimble County Public Schools

Position/Job Description





BUS DRIVER for PRE-SCHOOL  3hours a day 4 days a week






Purpose:  To operate a school bus over designated routes in accordance with time schedules, picking up and discharging students; provide safe and efficient transportation for District students to and from school, special events and field trips; perform daily inspections and operate maintenance of vehicle; assist in the loading and unloading of physically and mentally disabled students as necessary.

Reports To:  Director of Transportation



  1. High School Diploma or GED

  2. Hold a valid Class “B” Commercial driver’s license, including passenger endorsement and school bus endorsement. Driver must pass driving record check, Ky. DOT physical, and criminal record check.

  3. Shall have demonstrated people skills to indicate the ability to function in a team oriented environment.

  4. Shall have a working knowledge of computers.


Specific Duties and Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Drive a school bus over designated routes in accordance with specified time schedules and in accordance with regulations and laws related to pupil transportation in the state following specified schedules.

  2. Transport students to and from school, special events, and field trips.

  3. Pick up and discharge students, under varying weather conditions, at established bus stops.

  4. Report incidents which affect the safety of students.

  5. Maintain the bus in a safe operating condition through prescribed daily vehicle inspections and driver maintenance including cleaning windows, mirrors, and bus interior.

  6. Check and maintain fuel, oil, and water levels.

  7. Check brakes, brake lights, and doors.

  8. Report mechanical defects and malfunction to appropriate personnel.

  9. Maintain order and discipline among students on bus following District policies and procedures regarding disciplining students and contact with school officials, parents and the public.

  10. Interact with parents regarding questions, concerns, and disputes.

  11. Perform emergency bus evacuation drills as required by Kentucky Administration Regulations.


  12. Transport physically disabled and mentally disabled students to and from designated locations.

  13. Lift and secure wheel chairs.

  14. Assist in the loading and unloading of disabled students as necessary.

  15. Observe applicable local, State and Federal policies, procedures and guidelines.

  16. Fuel and clean exterior and interior of buses including picking up debris, sweeping and mopping floor, wiping upholstery and cleaning headlights.

  17. Maintain records concerning vehicle maintenance, miles driven and number of students transported and other related matters.

  18. Prepare student conduct, incident and accident reports.

  19. Attend safety and preventive emergency meetings when required.

  20. Utilize two-way radio for bus to bus and bus to base communication only.

  21. Perform first aid according to established guidelines and procedures.

  22. Complete training for specific issues involving students being transported on school bus as needed.

  23. Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent, Director of Transportation and /or Designee.


    General Duties and Performance Responsibilities:


  1. Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.

  2. Present a positive image of the school to parents, and convey to them the school’s genuine concern with the education, growth and development of each student.

  3. Seek to establish friendly and cooperative partnerships between home and school.

  4. Work to develop a positive public relationship between the school district and community.

  5. Carry out assignments in a timely manner without undue checking.

  6. React positively to directives given by supervisors.

  7. Demonstrate a willingness to cooperate with district administrators, principals and staff.

  8. Maintain the confidentiality, both verbally and in written form, of each student’s educational records.

  9. Strive to maintain and improve professional competence.

  10. Take necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.

  11. Adhere to School Board of Education Policies and Procedures.



School bus and standard vehicle equipment.


Physical Requirements: Medium to Light Work