Good afternoon Springdale Family,
Everyone is aware that we are experiencing a bus driver shortage. I personally am so thankful for our wonderful drivers that chose to return to serve our children again this year! I am happy to announce that our School Board will consider a proposal for a $1,500 retention bonus for current full time bus drivers. The details are not finalized until the School Board officially approves the recommendation in September. However, I am confident the School Board is fully supportive of the proposal. The bonus will be distributed in five payouts of $300. All 5 payments would be completed by the end of December.
Additionally, new full time licensed route drivers will also be awarded a $1,500 incentive bonus to drive a route. Any current employee is welcome to join the transportation team regardless of assignment. Please encourage those you know outside our district to consider joining our Springdale Transportation Family!
Mr. Hayes or I will provide additional details in the coming days for those that are current part time drivers or that would like to consider driving part time as it relates to a prorated bonus.
Anyone interested in driving a route should contact Mr. Kevin Conkin at email@example.com or apply on our district website. Have a great weekend and we all look forward to seeing everyone on Monday the 15th!
Jared A. Cleveland, Ed.D.
Springdale Public Schools