Schools seek sub bus drivers

By Diana Miller - For The News Journal

CLINTON COUNTY — Monday through Friday, the school children of Clinton County rely on those big yellow buses that travel the back roads, side streets and highways to provide their transportation to and from home and school.

It is the bus driver behind the wheel who greets students each morning and assures their safe return at the end of each day and whose consistency and routine builds trust among his or her passengers, their parents, and the community.

Bus drivers play a critical role in the lives of Clinton County students, and because of this, there is the need to employ substitute bus drivers who are trained and ready to step in at a moment’s notice when a colleague is unable to run his or her route.

While school bus drivers must meet the qualifications and certifications as required by the Ohio Department of Education, Blanchester, Clinton-Massie, and East Clinton Local and Wilmington City Schools’ transportation departments will assist candidates in the training and certification process. Working as a substitute bus driver offers flexible hours, competitive salaries, and the opportunity to earn extra income. There is also the possibility that a full-time position might become available.

Interested candidates should visit school district webpages to complete an application or contact individual district transportation supervisors using the numbers provided. Blanchester Local Schools: Barb Parter at 937-783-3714; Clinton-Massie Local Schools: Stephen Ford at 937-289-2471, ext. 1412; East Clinton Local Schools: Denice Fraysier at 937-584-2786; or Wilmington City Schools: Jason Leeth at 937-382-1641 ext. 7481.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.

By Diana Miller

For The News Journal