Prairie Valley School Division is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers.
Regular bus drivers are in place for most of Prairie Valley’s routes although a few more are needed, says Supervisor of Transportation Sharon Bender.
“There is a serious shortage of spare bus drivers in all areas of the School Division,” says Bender. “Spare drivers are very important as they help to ensure all of our routes are covered when regular bus drivers are unavailable and to drive students participating in school trips.”
Prairie Valley School Division transports 4,300 students daily during the school year and employs more than 200 regular and spare drivers.
The School Division is looking for applicants with bus driving experience, but will provide training for non-licensed school bus drivers. Drivers receive competitive compensation and permanent drivers qualify for a comprehensive, employer-paid benefits package. Other advantages include excellent hours, with summers off, and drivers have the option to taking their small children with them on their routes. There are also opportunities for spare drivers to become permanent drivers with Prairie Valley School Division.
For more details about becoming a bus driver, please contact Sharon Bender or Fred LaClaire at 949-6566.