Bus driver pay increase approved by board of trustees
At the Nov. 13 regular meeting, the board of trustees approved an increase to starting bus driver pay effective immediately from $15.50 to $16.50 per hour and a $1.00 per hour increase for all current drivers.
Since 2015, the district has increased bus driver pay 5.9% and specifically in 2017-2018 made over $50,000 in adjustments increasing driver pay.
By increasing current bus driver pay by $1.00/hr., Pearland ISD positions itself in a more competitive way to retain and recruit new bus drivers for the remainder of the school year.
Bus driver benefits that set Pearland ISD apart include:
Guaranteed six hours of work per day
Frequent opportunities for extra routes
Monthly paid safety training
Paid CDL training
Opportunity to become a master bus driver ($1 per hour additional salary)
Every school bus has air conditioning
Working for a Texas Education Agency “A” rated school district
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