Topeka Public Schools USD 501Casual Activity Bus Driver

Topeka Public Schools USD 501

Casual Activity Bus Driver (7311)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleCasual Activity Bus Driver
Posting ID7311

Reports To:  Transportation Supervisor


Position Purpose:  The Bus Driver provides clean, safe, and reliable transportation to ensure students enjoy the full advantage of district programs and activities.  To accomplish these tasks, the Bus Driver must work closely with the staff and administration of the district.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Kansas CDL with required endorsements. (90 days to obtain)
  • Must have a current TB test.
  • Meet all state requirements for bus drivers, including Defensive Driving, CPR, and First Aid Certification.
  • At least one year of experience in driving some type of motor vehicle (which may be a private automobile), including experience throughout each of the four seasons.
  • Successfully complete behind-the-wheel training.


Physical/Emotional Requirements:

  • Requires prolonged sitting.
  • Requires turning and reaching.
  • Requires driving skills, including ability to operate vehicle at night.
  • Must work indoors and outdoors during the school year.
  • Must be able to lift the hood of the bus (approximately 50 pounds).
  • Must work in noisy, crowded, stressful environments with numerous interruptions.
  • Must work in and around dust, fumes, and odors.


Performance Responsibilities:

  • Provide clean, safe, and reliable transportation to ensure students benefit from district programs and activities.
  • Ensure all activities conform to state school transportation guidelines.
  • Transport students to and from designated school activities.
  • Before stopping, operate stop sign and flashing lights on bus to alert traffic.
  • Help disabled children get on and off the bus.
  • Ensure children stay in their seats at all times.
  • Maintain discipline when students are on the bus.
  • Report those students who do not obey rules to the proper authority.
  • Keep assigned bus clean.
  • Drive assigned route schedule.
  • Check bus before each operation for mechanical defects.
  • Notify the proper authority in case of mechanical failure or lateness.
  • Discharge students only at authorized stops.
  • Exercise responsible leadership and good judgment when on out-of-district school trips.
  • Transport only authorized students.
  • Report all accidents and complete required reports.
  • Enforce regulations against smoking, drinking, and eating on the bus.
  • Respond to information requests in a cooperative, courteous, and timely manner.
  • Attend all in-service meetings as required.
  • Implement and follow all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
  • Implement and follow all transportation regulations.
  • Implement all mandatory safety regulations for school buses.
  • Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as directed by the Transportation Supervisor.


Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide clean, safe, and reliable transportation to ensure students benefit from district programs and activities.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with members of the school district and community.
  • Ability to react to change and frequent interruptions in a productive and positive manner, meeting deadlines ad assigned.
  • Ability to operate all vehicles and equipment as necessary.
  • Ability to implement and follow the vision and mission of the District.
  • Ability to keep student and personnel information and records confidential.


Terms of Employment:  This is a part-time position with varied hours, working 8 to 30 hours per week.


Salary Range:  $11.27/Hour



Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Classified Personnel.


Significant Associations:

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor.

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary Range$11.27 / Per Hour
LocationService Center

Applications Accepted

Start Date06/11/2019