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School bus drivers serve as important role models for the children of our community. A school bus is an extension of the classroom, with drivers typically being the first point of contact students and parents have with the school system in the mornings, and the last representatives to see them home in the evenings.
The Fayette County Public School System is in the process of expanding its pool of school bus drivers for the upcoming school year. No previous experience driving a bus or large vehicle is required. The school system provides training to candidates whose Motor Vehicle Report (MVR or driving history) and criminal background check turn up no problems that would prevent them from driving a school bus or working around children. The next training class will begin July 7.
All new hires must start out as substitute drivers before being considered for a full-time position. Substitutes cover routes for full-time drivers when they are absent or sick.
Driving a school bus is a part-time job, requiring two hours in the morning and two and one half hours in the afternoon. Full-time drivers are eligible for health, dental, life, and long and short term insurance benefits, as well as sick leave time.
Anyone interested in becoming a substitute school bus driver should apply online as soon as possible by visiting the school system’s website, www.fcboe.org. There is link in the middle of the page for the online application.
For additional information, contact Driver Trainer Dawn Wiley, 770-460-3535, ext. 166.