Job Posting Description, School Bus Monitor (Substitute to Permanent)
Contact Information
Transportation - Val Skwiat
1100 South Woodland Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Application Open: 07/13/2020, Filing Deadline: (none)
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
133 School Bus Monitor (Substitute to Permanent)

General Purpose

The Bus Monitor is responsible to provide safety and customer service to all students to and from school. The Bus Monitor provides operational oversight, daily management, and assists the driver with the route. The Bus Monitor must be consistently on time and reliable to ensure the department is able to serve the students at all times.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Attention to detail and schedules
  • Be knowledgeable in reading route sheets, following directions, and staying on time
  • Assist the driver with pre and post-trip inspections before and after all trips
  • Must maintain safety, order, and discipline aboard the bus
  • Complete required reports
  • Operate 2-way radio in accordance with federal, local and state regulations
  • Other duties as assigned by the Transportation Director and/or Transportation Managers
  • Know the route and remain alert to monitor the welfare of students
  • Cooperate and communicate with school personnel, students, parents, and Transportation staff
  • Read and interpret materials, such as safety rules, routes, and procedure manuals

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High School graduate/GED equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Possess good communications skills
  • Must pass the physical examination under requirements of IC 20-9-1, extensive criminal background, and complete PSM in the allotted time.
  • Complete 22 hours of training with the driver trainer or designated personnel
  • Attend all safety and training meetings
  • Demonstrate the ability to open/close the service door and move up/down the steps on the bus
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate the lift, strap in wheelchairs, and fasten seatbelts
  • Must walk students across the street at bus stops
  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Obtain and keep current all required training and required certifications
  • Successful interview with the Director of Transportation and/or Safety/Training Manager

Salary and Benefits

By contract, employees are hired as a substitute school bus monitor before being hired as a contracted school bus monitor with a permanent route, and benefits. 

Payment Type:                  $9.00 per hour

 Benefits:                               No benefits until placed in a permanent position

 The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.


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