BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Brunswick County School system needs bus drivers.
BCS is offering free training, license fees reimbursement, competitive wages and flexible hours, according to spokesperson Jessica Swencki.
There is a need for more bus drivers because the school district will not use the staggered school schedule in the fall.
The switch back from the system where different grade levels begin school at different times could cost upwards of a million dollars, Swencki said. That’s because the district will have to put busses that have been offline for the past year back to use. The district will also have to purchase about five new busses, costing close to $500,000.
"It is a challenge getting the busses ready and our biggest challenge would be drivers of course,” said transportation director Bobby Taylor. “They have to take the tests, pass the background [checks] and have a lot of work to do.”
Applicants will go through three days of classroom training and pass a test. They will then go through three days of driving before seeing if they are qualified to drive a bus.
The next driver training class will begin on Monday, May 14. For more information, call Veronica Simmons at 910-253-1087 or click here.
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