Want to Drive the Bus?

Tyler ISD is looking for additional bus drivers to safely transport our students. The information below should answer most of your questions, but if it doesn't, please don't hesitate to contact us at 903.262.1135.

Why I like being a bus driver (from some of our current drivers):

  • Low pressure - I find it to be very easy to get students from point A to point B.

  • The pay is substantial/extra income.

  • The hours allow me to have time for personal business.

  • No weekends & plenty of holidays.

  • There is normally enough work available for extra hours if I want them.

  • Setting the tone for kids to have a good day.

  • Insurance.

  • Retirement system.

  • Flexible with family responsibilities (children).

  • District support system for drivers and monitors is just a call away.

  • Courtesy rides for our children.

  • Free admittance into athletic events.

Bus Driver FAQs

I have another job. Are the hours flexible?
Driving a bus would be the perfect job for you. You can work as much or as little as you like, with time off during the day to work your other job.

I am drawing Social Security, can I still drive a bus?
We have guidelines in place to ensure you won't have issues with your social security benefits. Driving the bus can allow you to have extra income for the little extras in life.

I don't have a CDL license. How do I get one?
We provide all training, tools and materials necessary to get your license while you work at your own pace.

How hard is it to drive a vehicle that large?
If you can drive an SUV, pickup or minivan, you can drive a bus.

What is the pay & do I get benefits?
The pay is much higher than many other jobs and comes with a variety of benefits:

  • Flexible hours

  • Competitive insurance rates

  • Time off during the day to tend to personal business

Bus Driver Concerns

What if I am too short or too big to fit behind the wheel of a bus?
Buses, like people, come in all shapes and sizes and include adjustable seats, just like your car or truck.

What if the students are too loud or disruptive?
We provide all training on how to handle students and have a lot of backup support for students who become difficult.