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  • Now Hiring School Bus Drivers

    Starting Pay $15.00 per hour

    We are excited to announce that we recently increased our Bus Driver pay rate to a minimum of $15.00 per hour. 

    In addition, we also made improvements to our Bus Driver hiring process to make it cheaper and easier for you to earn your C.D.L. and get paid while completing training. Please take a look at the infographic below or click here to open it.

    If you want to participate in this new process, please apply here to the Bus Driver Trainee posting. If you already have your C.D.L. please apply to the Bus Driver posting as you will not need to complete this full process.

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    If you are unable to access Teacher Match to apply online and have tried to troubleshoot with these help links, you can complete a paper application by downloading, printing, and returning via email to WSFCSRecruiter@wsfcs.k12.nc.us or by mailing to ATTN: Human Resources-Operations 475 Corporate Square Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
     

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does the hiring process take?

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    It takes approximately 4-8 weeks from application to full CDL.

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  • I drove a bus in another location. Does WS/FCS recognize my certifications?

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    Generally, we are able to recognize your prior certifications if you transfer them to North Carolina when you get your license.

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  • Are we allowed to drive our buses home?

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    No, we do not allow for this. Our buses are held to a stringent maintenance programs and are required to stay parked at the staging area so they can be maintained by the assigned Mechanic while it is parked. 

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  • Do you provide the training to become a Bus Driver?

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    Yes, we provide all the necessary training at no cost to the employee. You can learn more about that process here.

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  • What is the starting pay and when do you get paid?

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    Starting pay is $15.00 per hour. Bus Drivers are paid on the 16th of each month.

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  • Can I drive a bus for the school that my child attends?

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    We make every effort to place you on the same bus as your child rides but this is not always possible to accommodate.

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  • How do I become a Bus Driver?

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    You must first complete an application to be considered for the role. Applications can be done online via Teacher Match or via paper application. More information on where to apply and the hiring process for Bus Drivers can be found here.  

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  • What type of certifications are required to drive a school bus?

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    All WS/FCS Bus Drivers must have a valid Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.) with a Passenger and School Bus Endorsements as well as a Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Medical Certification and a Certification Card from the State of North Carolina.   

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  • What are the benefits offered to a bus driver?

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    Full-Time Bus Drivers are eligible for State Health Plan Insurance, Dental Insurance and Life Insurance.

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  • Are Bus Drivers employed during the summer?

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    Typically, Bus Drivers do not work during the summer. However, there are limited opportunities available during summer school programs. There is an internal process to determine who is eligible to work these openings.

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  • How many hours can I expect to work a day as a Bus Driver?

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    This will vary depending on the route you are assigned. You can expect to get 5 to 6 hours day when driving both a morning and afternoon route. Due to school start and end times, all full-time roles are split shift positions.

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