Wanted: Caring, Service-Oriented Adults to Fill the Need for Bus Drivers9/10/2021
Portland Public Schools has been hit hard by the shortage of bus drivers that is impacting schools and districts all over the United States.
Are you a vaccinated member of the community asking how you can help?
Apply to be a bus driver: The best way, if you are able, is to apply to be a bus driver. First Student, our transportation partner which operates the large yellow buses that serve most of the district, is hiring.
Drivers need to be at least 21 years old and have had a valid driver's license for three years, and new drivers will need to complete a training program. In response to the national shortage, First Student is offering improved pay, guaranteed hours, bonuses and medical and retirement benefits.
In the words our friends at First Student:
At First Student, our Bus Drivers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They are committed to safety, customer service and have genuine, caring attitudes for children. We are your friends, family, and neighbors!