Bend-La Pine Schools hosts Drive and Apply Events every Thursday in May


Community members are invited to test drive a school bus on an obstacle course, enjoy a free pizza lunch and get a job interview on the spot during interactive transportation job fairs:

  • Bend:
    • Thursdays May 5, 12, 19 and 26
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • 501 SE Second Street, Bend
  • La Pine:
    • Thursdays May 5, 12, 19 and 26
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • 16350 First Street, La Pine

The starting pay is $25 per hour for drivers and paid training is provided to new hires looking to obtain or renew a Commercial Driver’s License.

Drivers who work 4-hours or more each day receive a monthly medical, dental and vision insurance contribution of more than $1,200.

Additionally, drivers earn an IRA-like benefit and PERS benefits.

“Being a bus driver is a great option for college students, retirees or anyone looking to work part time or more, earn fantastic benefits and join a supportive team, all while making a positive difference in the lives of kids every day,” said Transportation Director for Bend-La Pine Schools, Kim Crabtree.



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