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Rockwood School District offering $1,000 hiring bonus for experienced bus drivers

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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.

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