LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Even though school is out for summer, Jefferson County Public Schools is already busy recruiting employees for next school year.
The district hosted a job fair for bus drivers and monitors Wednesday at the C.B. Young Jr. Building on Crittenden Drive.
Interested applicants were able to meet the transportation team and learn more about career opportunities.
Starting full-time pay for bus drivers is more than $20 an hour.
Attending the fair wasn’t mandatory, as applications are available online. Applicants must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license. No prior work experience is required, but anyone interested should have a good driving record and enjoy working with children.
“You are the first and last person from JCPS those kids see everyday,” Director of Transportation Randy Frantz said. “We transport 70,000 kids in the morning, 70,000 kids in the afternoon. If you multiply that by 175 days of school that’s 24 and half million passengers a year. So we are looking for a person who has the passion to work with children.”
Candidates can fill out an online application at this link.
Members of the JCPS Transportation team are eligible for full health benefits, retirement benefits, paid training, paid time off and pay advancement opportunities.