Bus Driver

Date: November 4, 2021

Position Title: Bus Driver

Location: Slocum ISD

Salary Range: $16.70–$19.70 per hour

Length of Work Year: 178 days

Position Summary

Operate school bus and related equipment to provide safe and orderly transportation of students and other authorized persons on assigned route and to and from other designated locations.

Position Requirement


Clear and valid Texas commercial driver’s license with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsements

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Must be 18 years of age

Ability to pass U.S. Department of Transportation alcohol and drug tests and annual physical exam

Ability to complete required bus driver safety training

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Ability to use maps and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to follow routes and locate addresses

Ability to manage student behavior

Ability to communicate effectively with others

Ability to operate bus

Experience: None


Vehicle Operation

  • Drive bus daily following assigned route and adhering to established schedules.

  • Drive bus to and from extracurricular activities.

  • Anticipate problems such as traffic, weather, road conditions, and schedule changes and make necessary adjustments to ensure student safety and reduce delays.

  • Perform pre- and post-trip inspections according to specifications to ensure bus can be operated safely and notify supervisor of needed repairs. Keep assigned bus clean and maintain appropriate level of fuel.

  • Report all accidents, vehicle damage, student injuries, and mechanical problems and complete required corresponding reports.

Student Management

  • Instruct students on safe entering, exiting, and passenger rules and regulations. Supervise students while they board and leave the bus and cross the street.

  • Maintain discipline and use effective behavior management control over groups of students. Report student discipline problems to appropriate administrator and communicate with teachers and parents regarding student’s behavior when warranted.

  • Perform emergency evacuation of students on bus when the situations warrants.


  • Observe all traffic laws and safety regulations for school buses.

  • Ensure proper condition of emergency equipment, such as first aid kit, fire extinguisher, flags, fuses, crow bar, and reflector.

  • Correct unsafe conditions in work area and promptly report conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor. Report any hazardous conditions along scheduled route.

  • Install snow chains during inclement weather.

  • Maintain safety certification.


  • Operate and monitor two-way radio equipment to communicate with transportation office and other drivers.

  • Complete and maintain accurate, up-to-date, and timely records and reports including but not limited to those related to bus mileage, gas and oil consumption, and number of passengers transported.

Application Procedures

Send district application and copy of credentials to:

Cliff Lasiter

Slocum ISD

5765 East State Hwy 294

Elkhart, TX 75839

Application Deadline

Until filled.

*Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice.