Gwinnett County announced it would increase wages by $1.90 for all bus driver positions beginning in April, making the hourly range $17.63 to $24.98!
Gwinnett Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks touted the district’s bus drivers who worked through the pandemic delivering meals and eventually transporting limited numbers of students to school.
“The Gwinnett County Board of Education and I know that this has not been an easy time and that our bus drivers have served on the front lines — interacting, caring, and transporting students safely each and every school day,” Wilbanks said. “We have the best bus drivers in the business … that is not something we take for granted and we are pleased to be able to recognize you with this pay raise in April.”
A district spokesperson said Gwinnett bus drivers also will be eligible to receive any cost of living increase and longevity step increase for the 2021-22 school year.
The district said interested candidates can submit an application at www.GCPSJobs.Org/Drivers if they are 21-and-older, have a clean driving record, and high school diploma or GED.
To combat careless driving in school zones and bus routes, law enforcement has increased between 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Always Stop for a School Bus, when…
- Approaching behind a school bus when its’ lights flash yellow and red.
- Driving on either side of a 2-lane highway, both sides of traffic must always stop! for a stopped school bus.
Never Stop for a School Bus, when…
- Driving on the opposite side of traffic, on a 4-lane highway.
This is the common mistake most motorists make when approaching a stopped school bus.
If you are driving on the opposite side of the traffic of a school bus, on a 4-lane highway, always proceed with caution, but always keep moving! Stopping will impede traffic and may cause accidents.
For more safe driving information or safe driving practices, A-1 Driving Schools has 19 convenient locations around metro Atlanta that all offer defensive driving courses!
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