District 15 is currently experiencing a bus driver shortage. This issue is not unique to our district, and is a problem across the state and country. We are presently short about 20 bus drivers. With daily absenteeism (drivers who are sick, etc.) some days that number is as high as 30.
When we are short bus drivers, our routes are often combined. This means our drivers complete their primary routes and then go back out to complete the route of an absent driver. Unfortunately, this can cause significant bus delays.
The My Stop bus tracking system does not function correctly when bus routes are combined. At this time, use of My Stop is not advised.
The Transportation Department will be piloting a new communication method to notify parents when their child’s bus is significantly delayed beginning late next week. Parents will receive a text message from the transportation office staff to indicate the delay on their child’s bus. Please make sure your contact information is correct in the student information system. If you need to make a change to your phone number, please contact your school's main office.
District 15 pays bus drivers $17.18 per hour and will train those without previous experience. Drivers receive health insurance and pension benefits for working approximately 6 hours per day, 9.5 months per year. If you are interested in working as a bus driver in District 15, please apply online