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District Steering Efforts to Hire More School Bus Drivers

 

NOV. 17, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director

352.671.7555 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.840.3265

Email:  Public.Relations@Marion.k12.fl.us

 

DISTRICT STEERING EFFORTS

TO HIRE MORE SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

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MARION COUNTY – To ease the bus driver shortage challenging school districts nationwide, Marion County Public Schools is driving mobile hiring units directly to the communities where drivers are needed most.

On Thursday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., the district will drive and park school buses at four strategic locations to sign up residents to become bus drivers. Locations include Belleview-Santos Elementary, Lake Weir High, and Liberty Middle Schools, along with Marion Technical Institute. 

Anyone interested in becoming a bus driver can complete an online application on the spot, ask questions and receive answers, and learn more about working for the district.

Starting pay for an MCPS school bus driver is $15.65 per hour with six hours guaranteed each day. Anyone 21 and up with a clean driving record and high school diploma or equivalent is eligible. The district pays candidates while they train and covers training costs with the exception of the Commercial Driver License (CDL) exam.

Drivers also receive paid health insurance, gain accrued time off, and are eligible for additional benefits. They can sign up for temporary positions with fewer work hours or full-time positions with opportunity for overtime.

For more information, contact the Transportation Department of Marion County Public Schools at 352.671.7050 or visit www.marionschools.net/careers.

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