Company looks to fill positions for Wichita school bus drivers, monitors

06/21/2013 8:32 AM

06/21/2013 8:32 AM

First Student, which provides bus service for USD 259, is working to fill positions this summer, well before school starts in August.

Its Drive To Drive campaign aims to fill about 200 positions for drivers and monitors, according to a news release from the company.

First Student transports more than 18,000 USD 259 students to school, making it one of the larger school bus systems in the region. The company uses a fleet of 575 buses to take students to and from 86 USD 259 schools, and it employs more 600 drivers and 180 monitors, according to the release.

Those interested in the positions should go to WichitaSchoolBusDriver.com, a website with answers to common questions about becoming a school bus driver. Application forms also are available on the site.

According to the company’s website, First Student will also be at the Wichita Workforce Center Job Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26 at 150 N. Main, Suite 200. And it will be at the Urban League Statewide Diversity Job Fair at Century II from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10.

Drivers earn $12 an hour and monitors earn $8.20 an hour. Applicants must be 21 years of age and hold a valid driving license; First Student provides free training and assistance in obtaining a commercial driving license.

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