Cobb County School District - Bus Monitor
Bus Monitor (Former Employee) – Marietta, GA – January 5, 2018
Being a bus monitor with CCSD was both rewarding and difficult. I worked with special needs students, aiding the bus driver with getting the students on and off the bus safely, securing them in appropriate devices - car seats, wheel chairs, harnesses, star seats - and maintaining control of students during the ride. I enjoyed getting to know the students. The majority were very sweet and loving. I also assisted the bus driver in keeping the bus clean and sanitary for all riders by sweeping daily and disinfecting weekly.
The health insurance was great and very affordable. Health insurance is the reason I applied to the position. We could accrue vacation and sick leave and had 3 other days we could be off during the school year, and of course, we had summers off.
The difficulty was the $8.47/hour pay and the hours. The last few months I worked, I was getting up at 3:30 a.m. to be ready to clock in at 5:10. We picked up our first student at 5:30. We had 12 students, ranging in age from 5 to 20 years, that we bussed to the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkston. The run was fun and rewarding, but the hours were brutal, especially in the winter time.
Health beneftis, relationship with drivers, staff and students