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School Bus Driver - 2016-17 Candidate Pool
Minneapolis Public Schools | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Job Title: School Bus Driver - 2016-17 Candidate Pool and Requisition ID number: 44521

Close Date: 11:59 PM on

Organizational Unit: Transportation (10000103)

Site: Transportation (0750)

FTE: 40 hours/week; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: Transportation(09)

Functional Area: Drivers

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Under general supervision, operates school transit bus on assigned routes to and from school and special events; provides safe and secure transportation service to students. Work is performed in a transit vehicle in a traffic environment, with moderate physical requirements. Required to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.


Drives students to and from school and special events.

Monitors students and enforces District policies and rules of conduct.

Reports behavior issues and other concerns to supervisor.

Performs daily vehicle inspections, and assures the bus is operating correctly.

Conducts complete post-trip interior inspection of school bus for remaining students before leaving bus.

Inspects vehicle, and identifies vehicle problems requiring additional maintenance and repair.

Cleans the bus interior, sweeps the floors, and cleans windows and seats.

Completes all required written reports on a daily basis.

Knowledge of

Safety rules and regulations, and safe driving techniques in all road conditions.

Local geographical area, road systems, and City and state traffic regulations.

First aid and CPR.

Capabilities, operational characteristics, adjustment and preventive maintenance of the type of vehicles to which assigned.

Skill in

Operating vehicles in a safe manner, in compliance with all traffic laws, District policy and procedures, and state and local regulations.

Following and maintaining safety standards.

Adjusting and performing preventive maintenance on the vehicles to which assigned.

Recognizing potentially hazardous situations on the road and taking appropriate action.

Reading and understanding a variety of plans and maps.

Maintaining accurate records of work performed.

Working without close supervision in standard work situations.

Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities;.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Education, Training and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent is preferred.


Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota State Commercial Driver's License with school bus/passenger endorsement.


  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Sick and Vacation pay
  • PERA (union) retirement plans
  • Eligible for Overtime pay
  • Paid Training

Compensation: Starting wage $16.03 with top wage up to $21.95


Must Have CDL with passenger and school bus endorsement

  • All applicants must have or be able to obtain a Class B CDL with a school bus endorsement.
  • Interested applicants must have a safe driving record; have the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening and physical.
  • Minneapolis Public School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have a question please call Rob Anderson for more information at 612-668-2378 or rob.anderson@mpls.k12.mn.us


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Transportation (10000103) | Transportation (0750) | Drivers

About Minneapolis Public Schools

Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. Under site-based decision making, district and school efforts, theoretically, should complement each other. District offices set parameters, facilitate the sharing of information and best practices among schools, help evaluate progress, and give constructive feedback to both the schools and the Board. Schools have freedom (within approved decision-making parameters) to design site plans. Although what site-based decision making looks like at each school may vary, schools typically have a team of representatives from all areas to serve as a "site council," "education council" or "shared leadership team." This will include principals, parents, students, teachers, specialist teachers, clerical, other building staff, business partners, and the community/neighborhood. The councils meet monthly to make decisions and discuss long-range program goals for the school. Parents who are not on the council may attend and if they would like to have a subject discussed, may submit agenda items and talk to a member. Under the site-based decision making philosophy, these councils are to examine everything that might be standing in the way of student achievement-be it grade levels, student groupings, materials, or school policies and practice-and recommend keeping what is working and changing what is not.

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