Bus Drivers/Monitors

Whether you’re serving a meal, driving a bus, cleaning a hallway, or greeting our visitors with a smile – when you join our team, you can be proud to know you’re making an impact on the lives of children, and on your community.


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What We Offer
Why Monticello
The Application Process
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About bus drivers/monitors:  

a teacher is embracing a student in front of a busBus drivers and monitors transport our most precious cargo – our children. In these roles, you’ll be responsible for transporting students to and from school, field trips and athletic games, and creating a safe environment. 

These are great roles for applicants who have the desire to work with children, are personable, dependable, calm under pressure and value safety. 

Our bus drivers and transportation staff have a new state-of-the-art transportation center that opened in 2022. The building features ample parking, generous amounts of storage, a clean and large break room, a bus wash, three large bays and much more. If you join our team, you’ll be proud to call our transportation center your home base. 

Take a virtual tour of the transportation center: 

To apply to be a bus monitor, you: 

  • Must be 18
  • Must be able to pass NYS and Federal Criminal History Investigation
  • No other experience necessary, the district will provide paid training

To apply to be a bus driver, you must: 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must currently hold or be able to obtain a CDL class B with P and S
  • Must be able to pass NYS and Federal Criminal History Investigation
  • Must be able to pass Federal DOT Medical Examination
  • The district will provide paid training for qualified candidates.

    What we offer*

    • Paid training for qualified applicants
    • Excellent health benefits
    • Option to join the New York State Retirement System
    • Morning, afternoon, and summer shifts available
    • Opportunities for advancement — many of our bus drivers began as bus monitors
    • Great work schedule for caregivers, or anyone seeking a flexible schedule; school holidays and summers off
    • Employee Assistance Program, including wellness, coaching, counseling, legal assistance, financial planning resources and more

    Not looking for a commitment? Just want to pick up an extra shift here and there? Apply to be a substitute bus driver or monitor!

    Choose your own schedule as a substitute! Substitute workers enjoy the flexibility to choose their own schedule and may work as little or as much as they choose (based upon available shifts). Their schedule follows the schedule of the school district, making it a great choice for parents of MCSD students, retirees or anyone who is looking for a rewarding and flexible job.

    The Monticello School District maintains a master list of substitute teachers, teaching assistants, teacher aides, monitors, typists, registered nurses and food service workers. This list is used by each of the schools to contact substitutes when a regular employee is absent. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the district’s job application platform.

    *Exact benefits vary by position – substitute positions do not receive health benefits or paid time off. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

    Why Monticello?

    Find out from the experts – our employees:

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    “I come to know the students like my own kids…every day is like a new chapter,” – Lucy Cervantes, Bus Driver 

    The Application Process

    Interested in joining our team? The district uses the TalentEd portal to manage the application process. 

    Step 1: 

    Visit the TalentEd portal to browse and search for vacant positions

    Step 2:

    Click on the “apply” button to the right of the position you wish to apply to. 

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    Step 3:

    Click on “Create New Account and Apply”

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    Step 4: 

    Fill in the fields with your information to create your account. Once your account is created and you are logged in, you can then apply for jobs in the system. 

    Need help with applying? Visit the TalentEd help section for assistance in troubleshooting common issues. If you cannot resolve your issue after consulting the help section, contact HR@k12mcsd.net for assistance or call 845-794-7700, ext. 70541