MARION COUNTY –To help meet the on-going need for school bus drivers, Marion County Public Schools is repeating efforts by taking buses directly to the areas where drivers are needed most.
Bus Blitz 2 is set for Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. During this time, MCPS will drive and park school buses at five strategic locations to sign up residents to become bus drivers. Locations include the College of Central Florida, Liberty Middle School, Madison Street Academy, Marion Oaks Community Center, and North Marion High School.
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 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.
The district first introduced the Bus Blitz strategy last fall at four locations.
For more information, contact the Transportation Department of Marion County Public Schools at 352.671.7050 or visit www.marionschools.net/careers.