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Contact the Transportation Department at 704-245-6702.


We're hiring bus drivers for the 2017-18 school year. Apply online, or encourage your friends, family and neighbors to apply for these wonderful part-time (and some full-time) positions.

Our next Bus Training is

JAN. 8, 9, 10

(MONDAY – WEDNESDAY)

8:00-2:30 EACH DAY

You must be prompt each morning.

Please contact Tonya Cantrell by email or at 704-245-6702 ext. 7112 to sign up for this class. For more information and qualifications to become a school bus driver, check out this brochure.

Be a Bus Driver

The safe transportation of students to and from school is a priority for Rowan-Salisbury Schools, thus the federal, state and local requirements are quite stringent.

Driving a school bus is a rewarding job—you can make the difference in a child’s life.

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Bus driver details

¨ BEGINNING DRIVER PAY—$12.02 PER HOUR

¨ MOST ROUTES ARE PART-TIME WITH LIMITED PART-TIME BENEFITS (SICK LEAVE, VACATION LEAVE, PAID HOLIDAYS)

¨ SOME FULL-TIME ROUTES AVAILABLE WITH FULL-TIME BENEFITS (HEALTH INSURANCE, RETIREMENT)

¨ OFF WORK ON ALL HOLIDAYS, WEEKENDS AND SUMMER MONTHS

¨ NO EVENING WORK

medical requirements

Must be able bodied and free of physical handicaps that would affect ability to drive

Must have at least 20/40 vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses

Must not suffer from chronic diseases or health conditions that would affect driving ability

Legal requirements

Must be 18 years of age and have at least 6 months driving experience

No more than one moving violation within the last 12 months

No more than 3 moving violations within the last 5 years

No DWI/DUI convictions within the last 5 years—only one in driving history

No suspension of license within the last 5 years

Valid North Carolina drivers license

Training requirments

Three days of classroom training and passing of tests

Three days of on-the-road training

Must pass criminal background check

Negative drug test

All DMV records for the last 10 years (including out-of-state) will be reviewed n a case-by-case basis

how to apply

1. Complete on-line application at

Apply Here

2. Sign up for bus driver training class by calling 704-245-6702, ext 6.

FAQ

How do I become a bus driver?

  1. Click here to apply for a bus driver position.
  2. Contact Tonya Cantrell at (704) 245-6702 ext. 7112 to sign up for the next CDL training to obtain a bus license (Class B CDL with passenger and school bus endorsements). This training is offered at no cost.
  3. Check your email daily to receive a background check from the Rowan-Salisbury School System's Human Resources Department. Fill the background check request out as soon as you receive it.
  4. After your background check has been completed and approved by Human Resources, you will need to attend the three-day classroom portion of CDL training to obtain a bus license.
  5. Prior to the three-day on-the-road training (typically 2-4 weeks after the classroom training), a you must complete a medical examination including a TB test, drug test and physical. You will receive this information from Human Resources.
  6. Complete the on-the-road CDL Training to obtain a bus license..
  7. Recommendation for hire is made to Human Resources.

Application Requirements

In order to receive your bus license you must have:

  1. A valid North Carolina driver's license. If you have had a license in any other state in the past 10 years, a copy of your out-of-state driving record must be provided as well.
  2. A valid email address so you can receive your background check and other paperwork from Human Resources.
  3. A valid phone number to communicate with the Transportation Department.

What if I already have a RSSS Class B CDL and pocket card?

If you currently hold a Rowan Salisbury School System Class B CDL and pocket card with Passenger & School Bus Endorsements license, and are wanting to inquire about a part-time (possibly full-time) job, please email Ashley Young or call her at 704-245-6702 ext.7123 for more information.

MISSION STATEMENT

"To support the educational process for all students by providing safe transportation to and from school in a timely, efficient manner."

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