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District Offers Financial Incentives to New, Veteran School Bus Drivers

Posted on July 6, 2018
Fort Worth (Texas) Independent School District is paying a $500 sign-on bonus to new school bus drivers. It is also offering a payout for 95% to 100% driver attendance. File photo courtesy Fullington Buses
Fort Worth (Texas) Independent School District is paying a $500 sign-on bonus to new school bus drivers. It is also offering a payout for 95% to 100% driver attendance. File photo courtesy Fullington Buses

FORT WORTH, Texas — A school district here is offering more money to recruit school bus drivers and to award driver attendance.

The Fort Worth Independent School District will begin, effective immediately, to pay a $500 sign-on bonus to new bus driver hires who commit to one year of employment, according to the school district’s website. New drivers will receive the bonus at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

Also, new and veteran drivers are eligible for additional pay when they have perfect or “almost perfect” attendance. Starting this fall, drivers who complete 100% of their scheduled routes during the school year will receive an extra $12 per day. Drivers who complete 95% of their routes (defined as no more than five allowable absences per semester) will receive an additional $9 a day.

All fully credentialed bus drivers will be eligible for the attendance incentive. The pay will be based on the number of instructional days (those in which students are in class) that bus drivers complete all their scheduled routes. Instructional days for the 2018-19 school year total 177, according to the district’s website.

The attendance payouts, which are taxable, will be paid in January and in June.

Related Topics: driver recruitment/retention, Texas

Comments ( 2 )
  • Monique

     | about 9 months ago

    I’m from Toronto Canada right now we have $1000 signing bonus for B license We are paying key on to key off at $19 hr with a base of 3 hrs. If you work 95% of the year. Our government with send you $1000 bonus for the year

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