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Hello, and to answer your question most of the comments you received are facts ! One thing you need to think about if this is the job for you ! Yes driving bus is a very big responsibility. You can never leave a child on the bus nor drop them off at the wrong location, and always insure you give the child to the correct parent! You must obtain your class B CDL with passenger endorsement. Always pre-trip your bus even after someone has driven the one you may drive you do not want to be responsible for any damages that you did not do to the bus . You must have patience when dealing with children as they come from all different back ground and homes ! You have to establish a relationship with the children it starts with the driver! Drive safe and follow all traffic regulations always use your mirrors when driving the bus those are your best friend when driving a school bus! Safety is always the top priority! it’s great to establish a relationship with the children, and parents as well ! Anymore questions please feel free to ask ! Wish you the best on your journey as a safe bus driver ! Good luck and blessings !

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Heidi Clark

Driving a school bus is much more than it looks like. Not only do you need to know the bus inside and out, you need to understand air brakes. Each day, Morning and afternoon, you do a pre- trip on your bus to make sure everything you are responsible for is working properly. Now you have to drive the bus, follow traffic rules and additional rules because you are in a bus. The students you are driving back and forth to school safely. Watch up to 78 students on your bus and you have to discipline through the rear view mirror. You develop a bus voice. In the beginning I loved it!!! I did not like when I could no longer discipline. When that was taken away, the job was a stressful chore!!!

You are literally responsible for every student on that bus from the time they get on, to making sure they get off a the proper stop. It’s a liability.

Driving a school bus can really be fun!!! It really depends on your capacity for volume and get picked at for everything you do from parents to the boss. I lasted ten years and still avert my eyes! LOL!

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Grace Wilson

You might also look into the different licenses and certifications you might need to be a school bus driver. it might very depending on where you live.

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Carlos Roberts

Drive students from stop to school and then from school to stop at the end of the school day. Learn the bus stop routes. Keep children safe. Follow all traffic laws.

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