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Come Test Drive a Bus Saturday...

Unfortunately, the Ballston Spa Central School District has had to eliminate certain bus routes this week as they are confronted with a need for additional staff members in the district’s Transportation Department. Bus Drivers, Substitute Bus Drivers, and Bus Attendants are all needed to ensure the district can transport all students on the district’s bus routes each morning and afternoon.

"Come Drive A Bus"

The Ballston Spa Central School District invites adults interested in learning more about driving a school bus to come to the Transportation Facility on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Positions are now available for Bus Drivers, Bus attendants and Substitute Drivers. The current rate of pay for the positions include Bus Drivers: $23.59/hr, Substitute Drivers: $22.88/hr, Driver in Training: $20.00/hr, Bus Attendants: $16.86/hr and Substitute Bus Attendant: $16.35/hr.  Positions include guaranteed hours, paid training, possibility of a regular route with health benefits, school breaks, holidays and summers off.

"We are very excited to provide this opportunity for new applicants and share with them all that Ballston Spa CSD has to offer", indicated Sean Kenneally, Transportation Coordinator.

Attendees with a valid driver's license will be able to test drive a school bus in the facility’s parking lot with a district School Bus Trainer.  If interested in pursuing a Bus Driver position, paperwork will be provided including the necessary reference materials to study for the permit test. Or, if interested in becoming a Bus Attendant, information regarding that position as well as applications will be available.

The Ballston Spa Central School District’s Transportation Department invites anyone interested to plan on attending the "Come Drive a Bus Day" on October 1st from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the district’s Transportation Facility on Rt. 50 (1458 Saratoga Road), just south of the Janet V Corners.  Please call the Transportation Department at (518) 884-7140 for additional information on joining the team or visit the website at https://www.bscsd.org/Page/279.

Bus Driver Shortage - Saratoga Today

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