School bus drivers are charged with the responsibility to safely transport students to and from school each day. They must maintain order and discipline and see that no student is mistreated. They use every precaution for the safety of the children under their care. They must maintain a schedule and advise the school of any way to improve the student transportation operation. These drivers are highly trained in classroom and road experience, carrying a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and State Certification.
To Become a bus driver for PTS: This position is a part time job. Training is provided to you at no charge. This is a fantastic job for stay at home moms and dads. You are home when your children are home and have summers and holidays off. If you are interested in becoming a school bus driver please visit us at www.portage.k12.in.us/busdrivers and fill out a online application.
Training includes the following items:
Pre-trip inspection training
Behind the wheel training
Observation time on bus with a licensed CDL driver
Permits for knowledge, school bus, passenger, and air brake
3 day class conducted by the state
CDL physical and physical fitness certificate
Bus permit which is obtained when you are registered for 3 day class
Portage Township Schools participate in a random drug and alcohol testing pool and pre-employment testing. This is done by an outside state approved agency. We also do a criminal background check and driver's license check.