Tangipahoa Parish School System Provides School Bus Driver Training and Salary Increase

AMITE, Louisiana (BRPROUD) – The Tangipahoa Parish school system is working to hire school bus drivers amid a nationwide shortage.

“With over 1,200 miles of parish roads to travel and tens of thousands of children relying on our transportation service to and from school every day, we simply cannot afford to park. bus for lack of drivers “, declared the director of the parish school of Tangipahoa. said Melissa Stilley.

A total of 270 pilots are needed, according to Stilley. In addition, the lack of drivers has also forced the school district to delay after-school programs.

“This is a critical time for our students, and we face a serious shortage of drivers to help us give our children the class time they need,” said Stilley.

In order to recruit bus drivers, the school system will offer free training.

“There is no risk, no investment on the part of the plaintiff,” Stilley said.

The starting wage for bus drivers has increased to $ 19.84 per hour. Drivers will also be entitled to health and pension benefits.

Anyone interested in applying can send an email to [email protected]

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