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Bus Monitor

POSITION TITLE: Bus Monitor

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a high school diploma or its equivalency. Must have a
general knowledge of the transportation of students. Some knowledge of the appropriate
procedures for transporting handicapped students. Must have the ability to assist students
with patience and understanding; ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with school officials, parents, associates and students. Must have the physical
strength and agility to move students in wheelchairs weighing up to 200 lbs or more and
position them properly on the wheelchair lifts for safe loading and unloading operation from
the bus.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Provides assistance to the school bus operator in the
safe operation of the bus; secures passengers in their seats; assists students in boarding
and disembarking the school bus. Ensures that all student passengers, including those in
wheelchairs and/or braces are properly secured in their seats or wheelchair slot. Exercises
every possible care for the safety and comfort of the students on board and permit no
student(s) to ride on the outside of the bus or to extend their head, hands or arms outside
of the school bus windows. Assists with controlling student behavior while boarding,
disembarking the school bus and while in transit on the school bus. Tends to the special
needs and conditions of each student. Assists the school bus operator in conducting bus
evacuation drills. Assists substitute school bus operator with bus route directions, schedules
and stop points. Assists school bus operator in maintaining a clean bus by sweeping the
interior and by picking up trash left by students. Completes all reports and attends
meetings, training sessions and workshops required by the transportation department
supervisors and building administrators. Ensures that the school bus entrance door and
emergency door are kept clear at all times and removes any loose objects off the floor.
Complies with all rules and regulations of the school division including the provisions of the
School Board Bylaws and Policies, RPS Administrative Procedures Manual and other
administrative regulations and directives authorized by persons having authority over Bus
Monitors. Performs other related duties as assigned.
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs responsible human
support work assisting with the transportation of disabled pupils with special transportation
needs to and from school and does related work as required. Work is performed under
general supervision of the assigned school bus operator. This is medium work requiring the
exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 30-40 pounds of force frequently, and up
to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping,
crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and frequent repetitive
motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of
the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels;
visual acuity is required for depth perception, and observing general surroundings and
activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise,
vibration and hazards. The worker may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and may be
required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
REPORTS TO: Assigned School Bus Compound Supervisor

PAY SCHEDULE: Unified Pay Schedule, Pay Grade 107

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 184 Days (9.5 months) – 6 Hours

FLSA: Non-exempt