EUREKA, Mo. - The Rockwood School District is looking to hire experienced school bus drivers.
According to district officials, they are offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus to attract veteran drivers. A brand new driver starts out at $16.61 per hour. A top of scale driver with five years of experience is $25.39 per hour.
Rockwood already has a $500 school bus driver referral bonus program in place for employees. That amount will be paid to any district employee who refers a person who is ultimately hired as a district school bus driver, with or without experience.
Districts across the United States are dealing with a nationwide school bus driver shortage.