School district hiring bus drivers

LAS VEGAS - Students in Clark County have two weeks of summer break left.

The Clark County School District is now working to hire more bus drivers to make sure to make sure they all have a ride to school.

CCSD is home to more than 300,000 students, and in the years to come, that number is expected to grow.

The county is expected to grow by as many as half a million people in the decades to come, according to the Center for Business and Economic Research.

Jim Reynolds, CCSD’s Transportation Operations Manager says he’s already starting to see the signs.

“The town is growing again, since the recession, there are more children and people moving into the district with new construction,” Reynolds said.

That’s why CCSD is on the hunt for qualified bus drivers and mechanics.

“Bus driving is an entry level position,” Reynolds said.

And that’s something Reynolds would know firsthand. He started off as a bus driver nearly 18 years ago and worked his way up to the positions he’s in today.

He says there are a couple simple requirements for the job. 

“As long as you have a safe driving record and are 21 years of age,” Reynold said.

To apply, visit CCSD’s job website by clicking here. Once hired, the school district will provide all the training needed.

“You don't have to have a commercial driver’s license. We'll pay for training. We'll pay to help you get your permit and physical,” Reynolds said.

Bus drivers are contracted to work between nine and ten months during the academic school year, but more work may be available.  

Reynolds says his department is going to great lengths to keep hires working year-round.


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