Schools seek bus drivers for ‘critical’ service

The Brevard Public Schools district is looking to fill 66 bus routes for the upcoming school year.

Brevard Public Schools needs bus drivers.

The district will host a career fair from 8 a.m. to noon July 4 at its main office at 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.

Glen Enstice, the assistant director of transportation for Brevard Public Schools, said the district is looking to fill 66 bus routes for the upcoming school year, which is set to open for students Aug. 10.

“We’ve got to get drivers,” Enstice said. “This is critical.”

Driver requirements for the position include a Class B CDL license, for which Enstice said Brevard Public Schools will provide training.

Applicants must have at least five years of experience as a licensed driver with a good driving record, no felony convictions and no DUI’s within the past seven years. Other requirements include passing a Department of Transportation physical and agreeing to take random drug and alcohol tests.

To apply right away, go to BrevardSchools.org or call 321-633-3680.

John Davis, who is the South Area Supervisor for BPS and a former bus driver, said he has a message he always passes on when recruiting potential drivers.

It focuses on the impact a driver can have on a young person’s life.

“Just like every job, bus driving has its challenges, but not every job can give you the satisfaction and fulfillment that driving a bus can give you,” Davis said.

“The fulfillment of helping these kids and doing something for your community, you can’t get paid enough for that.

“If you join our family, you become a part of our children’s future. You always remember your bus driver from when you were a kid. Every single person can tell you the name of their bus driver who had an influence on their life.”

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