BUS DRIVER RESPONSIBILITIES: Inform parents of bus number, bus schedule, bus rules and emergency procedures. Inform parents of your name and phone number of yours or transportations. Create seating chart. Know your students, read all student information. Special instructions and training on the medically fragile students will be included in the student information forms. Know your safety equipment and how to use it. Keep a copy of route information, stops and times of pickup and drop off. Let your district supervisor know of changes you make to your route. Bus driver shall keep a daily log of riders, if required. Attendance sheet will be given for student that require it. BUS DRIVER RESPONSIBILITIES (CONTINUED) No time changes, whether morning or afternoon, will be made to the route without approval . Never leave a child home alone without written permission from the parent. Maintain an emergency evacuation plan. Red folder will be explained. The driver is responsible for fueling and having required maintenance service completed. The student have to receive a full day of school. The driver should not expect to leave the school early. Please read page 24 & 25 in you handbook! PRIMARY PURPOSE / FUNCTION Assist bus driver in the supervision and care of students to ensure safety and efficiency in conjunction with their transportation to and from school and school activities. Under the General direction of the Bus Driver, a Bus Monitor has immediate responsibility for the safety and well being of passengers. “See Forsyth County Schools Job Description” MONITOR RESPONSIBILITIES Be on time to meet driver. The driver cannot delay starting the route due to tardiness of a monitor. The monitor should have a designated location to sit; but during route this should be tailored to student needs. Monitor should be alert at all time and be attentive to student needs(keep little noses clean, etc…) Be aware of your surroundings, don’t be caught texting, reading or talking on the cell phone for personal use while students are on board. Know how to use all equipment on the bus; radio, emergency brake, star seats, wheel chair restraints, car seats, and safety vest Ensure cargo and other items are properly secured during transit Supervises students during all phases of transportation, including loading and unloading. The bus monitor should follow all school system rules, policies, procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations. Monitors should report inappropriate conduct to the driver and , as needed, assists the bus driver in developing and submitting reports of conduct issues to appropriate school officials or Transportation Department supervisors. Monitors should keep a daily log. Be accountable for your actions; keep driver informed of conversation between you and students and any corrections given to the students. Keep inside bus clean this includes handrails, seats & windows The monitor should be knowledgeable of the route. It is suggested that the monitor keep a copy of the route and student info. Please read pages 26 of your handbook! CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION AND RECORDS The privacy of school records of students with disabilities is protected by IDEA, Federal Education Rights, Privacy Act, and regulations listed under them. A significant amount of information is developed and maintained regarding the evaluation, placement, transportation, health needs, and performance of students with disabilities. It is essential that these records be accurate and up to date. This information is strictly confidential. It is necessary to be extremely careful not to use a student’s name in a casual conversation. Even mentioning a child’s name when questioned or speaking about a service population can identify them a “special needs” students. This is a Breach of Confidentiality. Keep student information sheets confidential. Do not leave of bus.