Transportation Position - Academie Lafayette
Position: Transportation Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Bus Driver
Job Location: District Wide
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Academie Lafayette
Kansas City, MO 64113
Telephone: 816-800-8771
Job Description:
Duties and Responsibilities of the Bus Driver

We are looking for a School Bus Driver to join the Académie Lafayette Public Charter Schools team to transport students to and from school and extracurricular events following a scheduled route while ensuring student safety.  Please note that we cannot provide visas for non-teaching positions.  

Status of Position
This is a part-time position with Académie Lafayette. This is a non-exempt position pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Bus Driver reports to the Bus Supervisor/Dispatcher and the Director of Operations.

  • Is attentive to traffic and weather conditions and ensures passenger safety.
  • Follows the planned route and schedule for pickup and departure times and stops.
  • Regularly checks vehicle safety such as tires, brakes, lights, turn signals and mechanical equipment, etc.
  • Fuel bus with no passengers onboard to ensure the route can be completed.
  • Transports children and other passengers to and from school.
  • Obeys all traffic laws to ensure students arrive at their destination safely.
  • Maintains a clean and mechanically sound bus at all times.
  • Communicates any mechanical issues or safety issues to  immediate supervisor.
  • Ensures the safety of all students when entering and leaving the bus.
  • Assists students with getting on and off the bus as needed.
  • Engages with students as they enter and leave the bus.
  • Maintains complete records of all the maintenance that have taken place on bus.
  • Attends staff and safety training meetings.
  • Performs daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections of  the buses. 
  • Actively participates in the bus driver performance evaluations.
  • Maintains an active bus driver file that includes an updated Motor Vehicle Report, driver licensing, background checks and other information.
  • Reports any driving violations that will affect appropriate licensing.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with parents, students and the staff members of the school.
  • Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators and responds promptly to their concerns.
  • Informs parents of any route change, schedule change or timing change of the bus trip.
  • Conducts mock evacuation and emergency drills in a timely manner. 
  • Provides receipts for all expenditures to include fuel, oil changes, and other preventive maintenance to the Bus Supervisor/Dispatcher.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with City Wide Transportation, Inc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Clean driving record with no at-fault accidents or traffic citations within the last five years
  • Two or more years of experience working with children preferred
  • Ability to carry out assigned route on time
  • Must have a Commercial Driver’s License and maintain throughout employment.
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive MACHS Fingerprinting Background check.
  • Must register and be cleared with the Family Care and Safety Registry
  • Must participate in the DOT drug screening program.
  • Willing to accept and make decisions that enhance the Académie Lafayette transportation model.
Other Requirements
  • Be willing to provide information for background check clearance.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.