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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 07:49

HOUSTON -- The HISD Transportation Department recently received a community service award for its recruiting efforts from the Near Northwest Management District. HISD school bus drivers Perry Johnson and Charles Brodie received this award on behalf of the HISD Transportation Department.

The Near Northwest Management District was created by the state of Texas in 2001 to address concerns about economic development in the northwest area of Houston. The HISD Transportation Department partners with this agency to recruit bus drivers that live in the area that the Near Northwest Management District serves.

In addition to partnering with local community agencies the HISD Transportation Department has a recruiting team at each bus terminal that visits neighborhoods, businesses and churches to recruit bus drivers. Current bus drivers can also receive $100 for each successful candidate referral. In the current school year the department has had close to 80 referrals. Compare this to previous school years when the department may have received less than three referrals a year and it is clear that current employees are actively recruiting their friends to come join Team HISD.

HISD has over 1,000 school bus drivers. Bus drivers receive $14.95 per hour and are guaranteed five hours per day. Once hired all bus drivers receive 30 hours of paid training and are also eligible for field trips. Bus drivers are eligible for benefits including retirement and health insurance. The HISD Transportation Department also offers free commercial driver's license training to candidates interested in becoming a school bus driver.


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