The 2016-17 school year may be in the books (no pun intended), but the Henderson County School District is already looking ahead to the new school year which includes finding a few good people to help get students to and from school safely.

The District is currently accepting applications for school bus drivers. According to an e-mail exchange between myself and Director of Transportation Ben Payne, interested applicants will need to do the following:

  1. Fill out an application.
  2. Physical Examination form & TB skin test completed
  3. Valid social security card
  4. Driver’s license/criminal back ground check
  5. Proof of education(high school diploma, college transcript or GED)
  6. Voided check for direct deposit(mandatory)
  7. Complete online restraint & seclusion training
  8. Obtain a CDL permit with a P and S endorsement
  9. Attend 33 hours of paid class time for CDL before testing.
  10. Pre-employment Drug screening

Payne went on to say, "...this is a wonderful career. The Bus Driver is the First and last Employee that the students see every day, and a wonderful way to make a positive impact on our young community. The Drivers of Henderson County Schools take pride in everything that we do."

For more information, contact Mr. Payne at 270-831-5120.