Transport students on bus routes and/or special events. Ensure adherence to safety rules with an emphasis on safety over time schedules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.
Follow safety rules as students are boarding and exiting buses, and as they cross streets near bus stops.
Comply with traffic regulations in order to operate buses in a safe manner. Must be familiar with and monitor tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure everything is in working order.
Maintain order among students during trips, in order to ensure safety.
Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood and/or special event locations, following strict time schedules.
Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.
Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, fuel consumption, and/or fares received.
Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
Keep bus interiors clean for passengers.
Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.
Escort small children across roads and highways.
Education and/or Experience High school diploma or equivalency is preferred. Candidates must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes, passenger and school bus endorsements. Applicants must pass a DOT physical, pre-employment drug test, FBI and ASP Background check and Child Maltreatment background check.
Special Skills & Abilities Must possess the ability to deal with members of the public in a courteous and respectful manner. Be willing to take care of the customers’ needs while following procedures. Must be able to deal with students and be able to work effectively with people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. Should possess the ability to act calmly during stressful situations, not being hasty or reckless and must be able to respond effectively to emergency situations.
About Pulaski Academy
Since 1971, Pulaski Academy has served as an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory learning community that prepares students academically, socially, ethically, artistically, and physically for the world that lies before them. Our mission is to inspire students to explore, create, contribute, and achieve.
Located in the Pleasant Valley area of suburban west Little Rock, PA currently enrolls approximately 1232 2.5 year old through twelfth grade students. The institution is composed of four divisions or schools: Early Childhood School, Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. PA’s Upper School enrolls approximately 415 students in grades 9-12.
Pulaski Academy has consistently led the way and set the standard for academic excellence in the state. A strong curriculum, valued traditions, nurturing faculty, and a diverse extracurricular program enhance the educational experience for students. Graduates go on to attend some of the most competitive and highly regarded colleges across the nation. In the last five years 35 PA students have been selected as National Merit Finalists. In addition the Class of 2009 boasted a composite score of 27 on the ACT and an aver...age of 606 on the reading, 634 on the math, and 608 on the written portions of the SAT. Members of the Class of 2009 were accepted to 116 colleges and universities in twenty-nine different states. Every 2009 graduate will attend college.
Twenty Advanced Placement and twelve honors courses are available to our Upper School students. In the three academic years prior to 2008-2009 PA had three National AP Scholars, 30 AP Scholars with Distinction, 14 AP Scholars with Honor, and 44 AP Scholars.
At the heart of Pulaski Academy is the relationship that teachers and students share. With 120 faculty members (Pre-K through 12), PA offers an impressive student faculty ratio of 11:1, providing for individual attention and a wide selection of course offerings. More than half of PA faculty members hold advanced degrees. Average faculty teaching experience is twenty years, ten of which are at PA
Core values, travel learning opportunities, and service learning projects are integral components of the dynamic curriculum. Award winning artists, musicians, and journalists receive a strong foundation within PA’s classrooms. Athletic teams contend annually for district, regional, and state championships (PA was the state champion in football in 2008-2009). And annual state and national winners in such competitions as National History Day, Model UN, and the National Peace Essay contest are a testament to the school’s talented students and dedicated faculty members.
In fall, 2008, Pulaski Academy opened the doors to an exciting, more spacious education world for its students. The school expanded its campus from fifteen to thirty-two acres and added over 180,000 square feet of facilities. Opportunities for PA students have never been greater. A larger campus translates into enhanced academic and enrichment programs, an expanded LS library, a state-of-the-art gym, extensive technology opportunities, a sizable book and spirit store, and multiple venues for the performing arts. Many of the facilities may be viewed on our website at www.pulaskiacademy.org.