Bus Driver Sign-On Incentive

New $3,000 Incentive for New HCPS Bus Drivers
Posted on 10/02/2023
HCPS LogoDear Families,

We hope you are having a great week. We are excited to share with you that we are now offering a new $3,000 sign-on incentive for new bus drivers!

Our bus drivers play a pivotal role in the operation of our schools and we greatly appreciate all they do to ensure our students get to and from school safely. As you are likely aware, there is currently a nationwide bus driver shortage and we are not immune from this issue. We are incredibly grateful for our existing bus drivers and we are looking for more drivers to join our incredible team.

In addition to the new $3,000 sign-on incentive, base rate of pay, other benefits include: a flexible schedule, medical benefits, a retirement plan, and paid training. Bus drivers who join our team before the end of the 2023-24 school year will earn $1,000 after their first 60 days of successful employment as a full-time bus driver, $1,000 after 120 days of employment as a full-time bus driver, and $1,000 after 180 days of employment as a full-time bus driver. Please note that full-time bus drivers hired since July 1, 2023 are eligible for this incentive as well.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our Transportation Department, please apply via School Jobs.

In addition to the new sign-on incentive, HCPS bus drivers receive the following:

- Pay incentives for drivers completing additional routes
- Medical, dental, and vision benefits
- Virginia Retirement System benefits, including life insurance
- Flexible schedules with most drivers working two hours in the morning and two in the afternoon
- Eligible for up to $730 of financial wellness incentives each year
- Eligible for up to $800 of tuition reimbursement each year
- Salary pay for 12 months, but work 10 months
- Sick days and paid holidays
- Fully compensated Commercial Driver’s License training
- Tuition-Free enrollment for non-resident school aged children

New bus drivers are placed on a four-hour-per-day schedule and are paid from their first day of employment, including training. The eight-week training period includes tutoring and other educational support to help with passing the CDL testing requirements.

Again, we ask that you consider becoming a bus driver or encourage someone you know to apply to help keep our bus routes fully staffed, which helps our students receive the great education they deserve.

If you have any questions about becoming a bus driver or about this incentive program, please contact Stacie Johnson at [email protected].

Thank you for your continued support.

Hanover County Public Schools
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