Loveland City School District is launching an incentive program to help hire new bus drivers. The program includes paid training for new drivers and a referral bonus for current district employees who refer new drivers.
“Our bus drivers literally keep our district moving on a day-to-day basis. They are the first district employees our students see in the morning and the last to say ‘goodbye’ to kids in the afternoon. This program is our effort to add more great people to our team,” Superintendent Mike Broadwater said.
New bus drivers will be paid for the time necessary to complete the required training and testing. The sum of $2,000 will be paid in 2 installments during their first year of employment.
Additionally, every Loveland City School District employee is eligible for a $500 finder’s fee for recommending a new bus driver for employment. The finder's fee would be paid six months after the new driver is Board approved as a District employee.
“We are also providing a longevity stipend for our current drivers and compensating our bus drivers who train their fellow drivers. We want to send a message that Loveland is a great place to work as a bus driver,” Human Resources Director Garth Carlier said.
Districts around the region and across the country are dealing with a shortage of bus drivers. Loveland adjusted school start times for the 2022-23 school year to provide busing with fewer drivers.
If you or someone you know is interested in driving a bus for Loveland City School District, call our Transportation Office at 513-683-3103.