Now Hiring: School Bus Drivers

Now Hiring: School Bus Drivers
Posted on 07/11/2018

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is hiring 50 school bus drivers for the 2018-2019 school year. This number of openings is common during summertime due to retirements or individuals moving out of the area.

“I absolutely love my job,” said Gillian Duffy, mother of four children who is starting her 13th year as a school bus driver. Duffy also was the 2018 winner of the school division’s School Bus Road-e-o, an annual event that tests school bus driver skills and builds camaraderie amongst the transportation team.

The job offers flexibility and the school division’s full benefits to drivers who work five hours or more. Another perk is that drivers can bring their children, ages 1 and older on the school bus.

“I started driving a bus because I needed a job and I could take my kids with me and didn’t have to pay daycare or babysitters,” Duffy added. “Once they were a year old, I could take them on the bus with me and I could still be mom, work a job and contribute to our household.”

Retired Navy man Mike Marino is another good example. He has been driving with VBCPS for 12 years.

“It’s a great job for retirees,” he said. “I wanted to stay active, keep my mind fresh and the kids absolutely do that. They look up to you if you treat them with respect and that’s very rewarding. I love my job – I truly do.”

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