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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4028008
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : December 29, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Goal: The Bus Monitor ensures the safety of children as they are transported from the Neighborhood (proximity) School to the schools where the English Language Learner Programs are located. Riding Bus Monitors are assigned to a bus route and are present from the first pick up stop through the last drop off. Riding Bus Monitor assignments are determined on an annual basis based on program enrollment and program needs.



  • Assist children in getting on the bus and to assigned seats
  • Take attendance as children enter the bus
  • Ensure that students have appropriate name tags
  • Ensure children remain seated during transport
  • Maintain order and behavior of children on the bus so the driver will not be distracted from safe driving
  • Report any unsafe behavior to the Principal and ELL Director
  • Maintain a positive and calm attitude and use a quiet voice while on the job
  • Assist the children in getting off the bus safely
  • Release children only to persons who are parents/guardians or those designated by the parent/guardian
  • Allow only students in grades three and up to walk to their homes from the neighborhood without an adult with parental permission
  • Ensure that those students in grades K – through 2 who are not met by a designated adult are returned to the sending school for parental contact; contact the school when this occurs
  • Check the bus to assure there are no children remaining on the bus at the end of each route
  • Inform ELL Office of any changes in ridership
  • Inform ELL Office upon Monitor absence as soon as possible
  • Sign in at the school office at the start of the run; sign out at the school office at the end of the run on a daily basis
  • Other duties as required

Terms of Employment:

Yearly Appointment 

School Year Schedule - Septemeber 2022-June 2023

Salary: $30 per hour (mornings and afternoons required)


Reports to: Director of MLE Programs


The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 3
  • Job Categories : Support Staff > Supervisory Aide
    Support Staff > Transportation
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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