WORCESTER, Mass. - Worcester Public Schools is hiring bus drivers for the fall.
The district is no longer using Durham School Services as their provider and now operates their own transportation department.
School Committee member Jermaine Johnson said the school department is looking to fill over 100 positions. The district plans to offer $30 an hour to attract more drivers and will offer in-house training.
Johnson expects it to make things much smoother.
“I think what will be different is that it’s in-house, so our communication is much better because we’re doing it right at our own facility now,” Johnson said. “We don’t need to contact Durham and find out what’s going on. We, especially as school committee members who get the emails and questions about transportation: ‘What’s going on with this?’, we can reach right out to them.”
“I think in-house communication is going to be the biggest key to where we don’t have to go out looking for that information and maybe not get phone calls back,” Johnson added.
Johnson hopes they will fully staff WPS buses by the end of the summer. To apply for a bus driver position with WPS, click here.