South Conway County School District

Bus Driver (16)

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Job Details

TitleBus Driver
Posting ID16



Position Title:           Bus Driver

Reports To:               Director of Operations

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

Length of Contract:  180 Days (Salary and work year to be established by the Board of




The Bus Driver, under the supervision of the Director of Operations, is responsible for operating school buses at a rate of speed considered safe, as dictated by road and weather conditions.  He/she represents the South Conway County School District by communicating with scholars and the public through his/her interaction with others on the job.  The Bus Driver’s primary responsibility is to maximize safety while driving and supervising scholars in his/her care.



The Bus Driver will be evaluated by the Director of Operations, in accordance with the provisions of the Board of Education policy on evaluation of Professional Personnel.



  • Fulfills all assignments given by the direct supervisior.
  • Demonstrates relentless commitment to safety, learning, and academic achievement of all scholars by actively participating in the Professional Learning Community Process and carrying out assigned responsibilities to contribute the mission of the South Conway County School District.
  • Demonstrates effective customer service to all district patrons.
  • Operates school buses at a rate of speed considered safe, as dictated by road, and weather conditions.
  • Obeys all traffic laws.
  • Maintains reasonable order on bus at all times, and reports undisciplined students to the Director of Operations.
  • Operates the bus route as directed by the Fleet Manager, or Director of Operations, and keeps to the assigned schedule.  Clears any change in the route, for any reason, with the Director of Operations.
  • Inspects the bus before each trip for mechanical defects.  Reports any defects the Fleet Manager, or Head Mechanic.
  • Strives to be on time, but notifies Transportation Department if late.
  • The driver of a school bus shall NOT operate the school bus until every passenger is seated (Act 1744 of 2001).
  • Discharges students only at authorized stops.  Discharges students only at his/her assigned stop, unless notified by the Fleet Manager, or Director of Operations.
  • Will not leave bus while motor is running, and will effectively set brake when bus is stopped.
  • Will keep door closed at all times except when loading and unloading scholars.
  • Will keep bus clean and sanitary at all times.
  • Will see that all passengers are in their assigned seats at all times, and provide a seating chart to the Director of Operations.
  • Exercises responsible leadership when on out-of-district school trips.
  • Enforces regulations against smoking and eating on the bus.
  • Will be held accountable for all damaged or missing bus equipment.
  • Reports all accidents, and completes required reports.
  • Transports only authorized scholars.
  • Cell phones are prohibited while operating a school bus.
  • Never strikes a child, for any reason, whatsoever.  Never touches a child in anger.  Tries to avoid touching children at all.
  • Performs any duties within the scope of this position as assigned by the Superintendent, Director of Operations, or Fleet Manager.



Hold a current Certified Drivers License; Pass a physical from a certified practitioner; Pass all appropriate background checks; Previous school bus driving experience preferred.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hand and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The ability to travel to other buildings or local training sites may be required for professional development opportunities. The position requires the individual to sometimes work irregular or extended work hours in order to meet demands of the position.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet to loud, depending on daily operations.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.


South Conway County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/03/2021

Job Contact

NameBrian BunchTitleDirector of Operations and Transportation 354-9421