Choice Schools
  • New Branches Charter Academy
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

New Branches Charter Academy strives to provide a positive learning environment, along with a rigorous academic and cultural program where our children learn to become healthy, responsible citizens, life-long learners, and world leaders.


New Branches Charter Academy, in partnership with educators, students, families and community stakeholders, closes the achievement gap and transforms the human culture by developing problem solvers and life-long learners who are fully prepared for high school, college, global economy careers, and world change.

New Branches Charter Academy encourages and fosters:

  • Community We strive to create a safe environment that fosters inclusiveness and belonging by students, parents, staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Perseverance We always strive to push ourselves and our students to their fullest potential.
  • Responsibility Students, parents and staff are respectful to each other. Students learn to understand their responsibilities and take initiative to act upon them in their local, national and world communities.
  • Diversity We embrace and value working with families with rich cultural and diverse backgrounds. We recognize that immersion in a variety of cultures will prime our students to work and live in a global economy. We celebrate and honor all the perspectives and aspects of every culture and background that creates the fabric of our school culture.
  • Teamwork We provide a respectful process for open communication, collaboration and the opportunity for everyone to realize their value in our school community.
  • Communication We will practice healthy, open and candid dialogue between all members of our school community. Healthy dialogue is that which encourages necessary conversations and respects all parties.
  • Stewardship We ensure that our teaching and operational principles and practices are morally sound, ethical, transparent, respectful, and honest.


School Bus Driver/Student Supervision

Bus Drivers will be on route from 6:30AM-8:30AM and 2:30PM-4:30PM.

This position will also be responsible for the Student Supervision duties when not driving.
*Starting at $20/hr for bus driving duties based on experience.*

New Branches Charter School Academy

3662 Poinsettia Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49508


Phone: (616) 243-6221


  • Valid Driver's License with CDL B, P, and S endorsements
  • Exemplary work habits verified by previous employer.
  • Exemplary driving record.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Solid record of punctuality.

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience in transportation.
  • Knowledge of school bus traffic laws, safety, mechanic, and routing preferred.
  • Experience in a school setting with school-age children.
  • Valid certifications required by the Department of Transportation and Michigan Department of Education.
  • Knowledge and skills working with At-Risk students.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification.


  • Plans, organizes and directs pupil transportation, vehicle maintenance and inspection for the school. Rides each bus and learn all routes; establishes loading and unloading procedures.

  • Drives a school bus safely in accordance with time schedules for transporting students to and from their homes, a variety of school sites, and on field trips as needed. Maintains a current district map and a current roster of pupils transported.

  • Prepares all reports applicable to the transportation department, i.e., route descriptions, pick up/drop off points, pupils--grade, bus number, and so forth utilizing the Academy's software.

  • Works closely with the Michigan State Police inspector and is in attendance during annual inspections.

  • Maintains cost records on all vehicles, including gasoline, parts, labor, and inspections.

  • Supervises and maintains a current inventory of supplies and materials related to Academy transportation materials.

  • Plans and leads all aspects of parent information meetings in regard to transportation.

  • Ensures Bus Drivers and all transportation staff maintain all required qualifications as defined by law and Academy Board policy.

  • Participates in workshops and seminars for the purpose of increasing performance, safety, and efficiency in the transportation department.

  • Keeps maintenance records for all buses utilizing the Academy's software.

  • Schedules routine maintenance of buses.

  • Arranges for and/or conducts periodic driver safety meetings for all Bus Drivers.

  • Arranges for and/or conduct emergency drills relevant to transportation situations.

  • Responds to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner.

  • Assists in the interviewing and hiring process for all Bus Drivers, including substitute drivers.

  • Arranges for substitute drivers.

  • In the instance that a substitute driver cannot be secured, personally drive the bus to maintain adequate coverage.

  • Assists in the seamless delivery of transportation services while bus is being managed by a substitute driver.

  • Represents the school in a positive and professional manner.

  • In collaboration with the Principal, supervises assigned Bus Drivers, conduct performance evaluations, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.

  • Assists the Principal in the development of policies and procedures for transportation services.

  • Sets high standards and expectations and promote professional growth for self and others.

  • Uses appropriate styles and methods to motivate, gain commitment, and facilitate task accomplishment

  • Advises the Principal on matters of student discipline.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Principal.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision.
  • Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance.
  • 401K.
  • Paid Paternity and Maternity Leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Education Reimbursement.

To provide students with a first class learning experience, contributing to their development as responsible citizens and leaders in their communities.

To apply, please visit: Once on this website, if applying from a computer the start of the application is to the right of your screen under "Apply Now". If on your mobile device, please scroll to the bottom of the job posting to view the first step of the application under "Apply Now".

Please contact Sara Hogle, Human Resources Generalist, directly with questions at

Choice Schools is a team of educators, literacy specialists, student advocates and many other professions, but first and foremost, we are parents, moms, dads, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles who love kids. As a nationally accredited and regionally recognized full-service education service provider, student learning is our organization's mission. We provide a student-focused approach to customized school operations support, including instruction, finance, compliance, communications, human resources, enrollment, curriculum and professional development. Our student-centric philosophy drives us to the path to greatness, allowing everyone - students, staff, teachers, board members and stakeholders to thrive. After more than 20 years of serving diverse models of schools, Choice is committed to being Michigan's most trusted education service provider with the highest-performing schools.

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