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School Bus Driver, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Vonda McDaniel
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Job Description:

Transports children safely to and from school; fosters and maintains a safe environment; drives route accurately and efficiently; observes and obeys all traffic rules and regulations; follows and obeys all policies and procedures established by the Board of Education to ensure efficient transportation and delivery operations. Follows assigned safety rules; inspects bus for safety items before each morning and afternoon run by following a checklist.

Performs pre-trip and post- trip inspections, checking for students that might remain on board, in accordance with Federal, State and local guidelines; Monitors and replaces parts when necessary; notes any damage of vehicle alterations to ensure safe vehicle operations for the School District.

Sweeps, cleans and washes vehicle; removes lost or left over items from bus and returns them to the lost and found when applicable; maintains a clean and sanitary environment to ensure a healthy and safe atmosphere.

Maintains accurate and up-to-date records and route descriptions; inspects vehicle regularly and performs basic maintenance functions in order to maintain professional and safe transportation for the Board of Public Education. Must obey Federal, State and local rules and regulations pertaining to the safe operation of a school bus.

Monitors children and disciplines them according to District rules and guidelines when required; meets with principals, parents, and children to solve behavior problems as necessary and keep disciplinary records current to ensure accurate records management for the Board of Education. 

Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED, be a minimum of 25 years of age, have a valid Tennessee Driver's License; successful completion of MNPS bus driver training class; able to obtain CDL with P and S endorsement after training.

If you have questions, please contact Ron Franklin, 615-456-6505 or

American With Disabilities Act Compliance

The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, color, age, and/or disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. MNPS does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.