By Chris Yow
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville City Schools Transportation Director Jerry Cataldo said the school system is in dire need of bus drivers for the upcoming semester.
“We’re covering it allowing our mechanics to drive, but it can put you in a bad situation if a bus breaks down and they’re not readily available,” Cataldo said.
The job is not full time, and Cataldo said it is ideal for retired individuals.
“The hours can be very challenging because it splits the day,” he said. “It’s really suitable for retired folks than somebody looking for a full time job.”
Only substitute bus drivers are hired full time, so interested parties must go through the bus shop to apply as a substitute. Once hired, drivers are trained by a current driver trainer and are then sent to a state certification class.
Potential employees must pay for a state background check and their CDL license cost. All other costs are covered.