HomeWire ReportsFlorida School Maintenance Workers Feel Left Out Amid Raise for Bus Drivers

Florida School Maintenance Workers Feel Left Out Amid Raise for Bus Drivers

A raise for bus drivers in Brevard County, Florida, has other school district employees feeling left out, reported Click Orlando News.

Superintendent Mark Rendell said the district was facing a crisis situation with the lack of bus drivers, so the idea was to move as quickly as possible.

Since announcing the $5 per hour raise for all drivers last week, 66 new drivers have applied. That makes $20 an hour the new starting pay.

However, maintenance workers also asked the Brevard County school board for a raise during a meeting held on Tuesday, June 27.

One Brevard Public Schools employee reportedly argued that other techs have been at the district for over eight years are not even making $20 an hour. According to the article, board members also responded to the criticism from maintenance workers. Megan Wright stated workers are not being left out but the still needs to be taken care of.

With their raise secured, bus drivers will reportedly bring 20,000 students back to school on Aug. 10.

Related: Update: Nevada School District Raises Pay Amid Bus Driver Shortage
Related: Florida Community Raises Money to Support School Bus Drivers
Related: Florida Providing More Funds for School Bus Driver Training
Related: Have you had to get creative with your operation’s routing due to the school bus driver shortage?

July 2024

Learn more about the STN 2024 Innovator of the Year, Dr. Pallav Prakash, director of electrification program management for...

Buyer’s Guide 2024

Find the latest vehicle production data and budget reports, industry trends, and contact information for state, national and federal...


Have you attended a professional development conference or training this summer?
81 votes