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Become a Bus Driver

 

New Hanover County Schools' Transportation Department offers the safest mode of transportation for students driven by a team of professional and dedicated school bus drivers. We can help you have a rewarding career and will support you every step of the way to becoming a bus driver.

The journey begins by attending free online classes offered by NC Department of Motor Vehicles. DMV and New Hanover County Schools teach drivers how to operate a school bus safely, perform vehicle inspections, and manage student behavior. Our recruitment team will guide you through the process and once hired, partner you with a mentor to ensure your success.

We offer a competitive wage starting at $18.50 per hour, a $1000 bonus to new drivers, up to $100 a week for perfect bus driver attendance, and a full scope of benefits. Current school employees can earn a $1000 referral bonus, too!

In addition to obtaining a Commercial Driver's License with Passenger and Bus endorsements, prospective candidates must complete an online School Bus Driver Application at  Applitrack.

Upcoming  Virtual Classes

  • Mar 04 - 06
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Feb 22
     
  • Mar 18 - 20
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Mar 7
     
  • Apr 01 - 03
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Mar 21
     
  • Apr 15 - 17
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Apr 4
     
  • Apr 29 - May 01
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on Apr 18
     
  • May 13 - 15
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on May 2
     
  • June 03 - 05
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on May 16
  • July 8-10
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on June 27
  • July 22-24
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on July 11
  • August 5-7|
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on July 25
  • August 19-21
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on August 8
  • September 9-11
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on August 22
  • September 23-25
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on September 12
  • October 7-9
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on September 26
  • October 21-23
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on October 10
  • November 4-6
    7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Must register by noon on October 24

*Contact Cholly Farrow at 910-254-4154 or carole.farrow@nhcs.net for additional information regarding bus driving classes above.