The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

November 26, 2013

Substitute bus drivers needed for school system

(Continued)

Application process

Job candidates must be 21 years old and have a clean driving record. They are required to complete an application and background check, and they must earn a commercial driver’s license with a Class B endorsement.

Prospective drivers take a written exam at the Commercial Driver License office, receive instruction from a Limestone school bus trainer and then attend a class mandated by the state Department of Education.

“There is an obstacle course they drive through after three days of knowledge testing with the state,” Adams said. “If they pass, they fill out an application with us and we do the background check, and then they’re ready to go.”

The hiring process takes at least four weeks for new drivers, according to Adams.

“It would take a month for someone that is motivated to get everything done,” he said. “If people are willing to travel, we can get them in a training class in any county (in Alabama).”

In addition to subs being sought for county routes, Adams said the city school system follows a similar hiring process and also stays busy looking for subs.

“For people that live in Athens, I know that Athens City also needs subs,” he said. “They have exactly the same process as we do, as far as getting the CDL license and having drivers complete the state test.”

Text Only
Local News
Photos


Poll

Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee