If you want to make a difference in the lives of kids and are a safe driver, you should become a school bus driver!
We highly encourage drivers with their CDL to apply for our position.
For those without a CDL, the Bainbridge Island School District offers a paid training. When you complete training, you will become a CDL licensed driver and gain the confidence and skills needed to become a valuable member of our Transportation team.
This is a rewarding occupation and an excellent source of supplemental income.
If you have experience driving busses for other public school districts, this experience will count on our wage scale, and CDL licensed drivers on our routes earn $27.57 to $34.90 per hour.
Substitute drivers earn $23.52 per hour in the 2022-2023 school year and, once hired for your own route, the wage will start at $27.57/hour and you will qualify for excellent benefits.
For specific information regarding benefits, please see the "Negotiated Agreements" tab for the Bainbridge Island Educational Service Professional Association collective bargaining agreement, which includes information regarding benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a substitute driver and a regular driver? Typically, how many hours a week would a sub driver be able to drive?
How many hours a day does a bus driver work? What do drivers do between drop off and pick up?
How long does it typically take for someone to complete training? Please provide a general overview on what is involved.