Thumbs of the Week: Bus driver shortage improves for county
Thumbs up to Wilson County Schools for implementing a $3 pay raise for bus drivers. The $3 pay raise for drivers totaled $708,801 and represented an average of 17.6 percent average pay increase for drivers. Wilson County Deputy Director of Schools Mickey Hall said the starting pay for bus drivers would increase to $17. Jerry Partlow, Wilson County Schools transportation director, told the Wilson County Board of Education on Monday all routes were covered throughout the district, which comes about two months after the district approved the $3 hourly pay raise for district drivers. Partlow also credited the district’s new app for bus drivers and administrators to handle discipline issues. The app allows bus drivers to file incident reports from their phones, which will be sent to the respective school’s principal and Partlow.
Updated Dec 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM