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Pella School Board Seeking to Reduce Potential Bus Driver Shortage

Posted: Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 4:55 am

Bus drivers are needed in the Pella Community School District.

Superintendent Greg Ebeling tells KNIA/KRLS News the school board reviewed recruitment options and a bus driver salary survey at their work session this week.

Ebeling says the board will try to bolster the staff available, as the large number of students participating in extracurricular activities in the arts and athletics, combined with potential staff retirements over the next few years has driven their need to recruit candidates. He says they need additional drivers to provide more safe, reliable transportation.

The district is implementing a new system of rewarding experienced bus drivers, by paying them more to come and drive for the district.

Those with an interest in becoming a bus driver in the Pella School District should contact District’s Administrative Office at Pella High School.