30 Dec '15, 9pm

Nashville district boosts school bus driver pay, hours

Nashville district boosts school bus driver pay, hours

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — School bus drivers here will get pay raises, a 40-hour work week and attendance bonuses under a new plan to address driver recruitment and retention. The move is meant to align Metro Nashville Public Schools’ driver compensation with local job market competition and to help fill a severe shortage of drivers that caused widespread service delays this fall . “Driving a bus is a hard job, and we were overdue in assessing the compensation plan for our drivers, which has led to low morale and high turnover,” said Fred Carr, chief operating officer for Metro Nashville Public Schools. “We’ve spent the last few months listening to drivers in official meetings and casual conversations. They gave us a lot of insight into what they need and what it will take to keep a strong corps of drivers.” District officials unveiled the new driver pay structure earlier this mo...

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