Must possess a high school diploma (GED) or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the noted knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Must possess a valid commercial driver's license to operate a school bus or must acquire one prior to the completion of the division's classroom training course.
Must possess basic first aid and CPR certification or must acquire such prior to the completion of the division's classroom training course.
Must possess an excellent driving record in compliance with division standards, excellent driving skills, and must successfully complete the school division's bus driver training course.
Must possess a good knowledge of procedures and federal/state laws governing the safe operation of a school bus prior to the completion of the division's training course.
Must possess knowledge of, or the ability to accurately and quickly learn, local street and road systems.
Must possess knowledge of, or the ability to accurately and quickly learn, how to properly secure a wheelchair, car seat, and other restraining devices on a school bus.
Must possess the ability to maintain student discipline and ensure that student behavior is not a distraction to safe driving.
Must possess the ability to recognize and report any unsafe act or condition.
Must remain in compliance with state/division regulations regarding the use of controlled substances and alcohol as applied to school bus drivers.
Must meet the mandated physical and mental requirements established by the state and the US Department of Transportation--the school division is not permitted to employ individuals that do not meet these standards.
Must be capable of working independently and possess the ability to understand and follow through on oral and written instructions. Must possess the ability to interact with students, parents, and faculty in a positive and proper manner.
The Newport News Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status or any other basis prohibited by law. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, and 4-6).