APIndiana NewsLocal News

Schools raise pay, offer incentives to attract bus drivers

(Source: https://goo.gl/M01yt2 License: https://goo.gl/sZ7V7x)

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana school districts are raising pay to keep and attract bus drivers.

Doug Thorne, chief of staff at Elkhart Community Schools, says there’s a significant shortage of people in the U.S. who have a commercial driver’s license.

The Elkhart Truth reports that a new driver will get $19.99 per hour after 55 days in Elkhart. The top rate is $22.47 per hour. There’s also a $250 bonus per semester under certain conditions.

Michelle Ivey says she’s grateful for the raise but would like an increase in field trip pay, which is $13.25 per hour. In Goshen, field trip pay is going up to $15 per hour. Bus drivers who are accident-free will get a Goshen safety jacket.

The Concord district has set pay at $23 per hour for the most experienced drivers.

Related posts

Two Angola Residents Identified In Michigan Plane Crash

Michael McIntyre

Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech ink transfer agreement

WOWO News

Mike Pence meeting with replacement as Indiana governor

AP News

Leave a Comment