Lafayette County School District

Bus Drivers/Bus Substitute Driver (11)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleBus Drivers/Bus Substitute Driver
Posting ID11

Position Description


Position Title:  Bus Drivers/Bus Substitute Driver


Location:  Lafayette County School District


Description of Position:  Perform skilled work in the operation of light and heavy school buses and other approved vehicles in transporting students.



  • Transports students to and from school, following a preplanned route according to a definite time schedule. 
  • Regulates heating equipment and ventilation of the bus for the comfort of passengers. 
  • Drives bus carefully and in compliance with traffic regulations. 
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety of school children in loading, unloading and transporting them to and from school. 
  • Instructs children in safety precautions and practices. 
  • Signals children when to cross street or highway and assures that children are safely across upon departure from bus. 
  • Maintains discipline; reports unruly behavior to the principal of the school or to supervisor.
  • Inspects and sweeps bus. Checks water, gas, oil, and mechanical condition before leaving on run.
  • Reports delays and accidents. 
  • Keeps operational records and makes simple reports. 
  • Reports defects or problems with the vehicle to shop supervisor. 
  • Assures bus meets regular maintenance schedules.
  • Performs related work as directed by supervisor(s) in a prompt, efficient, and effective manner.



Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations, and of the precautions necessary to avoid accidents. 
  • Ability to operate a bus in a safe and economical manner.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to perform work requiring good physical condition. 
  • Ability to relate to students, parents and school system personnel.
  • Ability to complete various forms and records, including updated route sheets, timesheets, field trip forms, incident and accident reports, etceteras.


Training and Experience:

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Completion of first aid and driving courses. 
  • Training on highway safety rules and regulations.


Licenses or Certifications:

  • Appropriate State of Mississippi Driver license. 
  • Completion of a performance test in school bus operation. 
  • Must pass an annual physical examination and random drug screening.
  • Must pass police background check 
Shift TypePart-time/Permanent
Salary RangePer Hour
LocationLafayette County School

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/01/2020

Job Contact

NameJeff OliphantTitleTransportation Director