If a bus aide is scheduled to be on a bus route they assume these responsibilities for that trip. If there is no aide on the trip the driver assumes these responsibilities also:

  1. Aides are to maintain a professional and confidential relationship with students, parents, caregivers and the driver.
  2. Aides shall continually monitor all students on the bus.
  3. Aides shall assist with the loading and unloading of students; however, only the driver shall operate the wheelchair lift.
  4. Aides shall ensure that all students/riders are properly seated and secure with seat belts fastened before the bus starts.
  5. Aides shall ensure all tie-downs are safely locked into place when a safety vest is utilized.
  6. Aides shall ensure that all loose items brought on board by the students are secured.
  7. Aides are responsible for the supervision of all students on the bus and shall not leave the bus when students are on board.
  8. Aides should monitor and ensure all students are seated safely in their seats and that the isle is clear of obstructions and/or students.
  9. Aides shall report all student-related problems to the Transportation Coordinator on the forms provided.
  10. Aides shall not use any electronic devices including cell phones or musical devices with or without headphones or Bluetooth / wireless devices for any non-district business.
  11. If the driver becomes incapacitated the aide takes over control of the situation.
  12. Aides should be seated at an advantageous location to monitor everyone on the bus and, seat belts shall be worn by everyone. The only exception to this statement is when an aide is designated as a 1 on 1 to a student (This constitutes his/her sole responsibility is directed to the well being of that one student).
  13. Aides should be familiar with the bus route they are assigned so that in the event of their assigned driver’s absence, they can help navigate the substitute driver.
  14. Aides should accompany the driver of the vehicle you are assigned to out to execute his/her pre-trip so when concluded they are ready to depart without creating any additional traffic congestion on and around Bay 1, Bay2, driveway leading up to Gifford Field and the fuel pumps particularly prior to the morning shift.
  15. Aides shall be able to assist students if they become incapacitated.
  16. Aides shall, in case of an emergency (i.e., bus evacuation), be able to coordinate efforts with the driver in order to safely evacuate all students from the school vehicle and then place them in a safe location. Finally, ensuring all students/riders are present and accounted for.
  17. Aides shall participate in all training activities (bus evacuation drills and safety meetings) to ensure all employees possess the same level of knowledge/training to ensure the safety of all being transported.
  18. Aides should have a working knowledge of the district vehicle equipment and communications system and all other safety-related items.
  19. Aides should be capable of moving the dead weight of 125 lbs.
  20. Aides shall perform other duties as assigned by the District Transporation Coordinator.

Please see the link below for the Bus Aide Evaluation Form.

Bus Aide Evaluation Form

Last modified: May 07, 2020