LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The school year may be over, but JCPS is already looking for bus drivers for next year.

Kentucky's biggest school district is hosting a "Drive the Future" transportation job fair to hire bus drivers and monitors on Wednesday, June 12.The event will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the C.B. Young Jr. Building at 3001 Crittenden Drive.

Starting pay for full-time bus drivers is $20.75 an hour. Applicants have to be at least 21-years-old and have a valid driver's license.

The job offers full health insurance, retirement benefits and paid time off (PTO) including sick and personal days. There is a $2.50 per hour pay differential for perfect attendance.

No previous experience is required, but JCPS says applicants should enjoy working with children and have a good driving record.

Interested applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Bring I-9 identification (birth certificate or social security card)
  • Bring GED, high school diploma or college transcripts (official)
  • Bring military experience verification (if applicable)
  • Bring business and personal references
  • Bring voided check for direct deposit
  • Bring $20 cash or check for background check

Candidates may fill out an online application at the job fair or on their website.

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