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The Rogue Valley is in need of more school bus drivers

The area currently faces a shortage of bus drivers.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 3:54 AM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 10:13 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Rogue Valley currently faces a shortage of bus drivers, according to many of the drivers themselves. 

The Location Manager for First Student, Julie Clemens, says Medford has 92 drivers. Medford still needs six more, Talent needs four, and Central Point needs 10. 

You may have seen bus drivers sitting outside of "Food For Less" on Biddle Road, every morning. They plan on being there five days a week until the first day of school on August 26th. 

Clemens says they have raised wages for bus drivers, and the pay is much more competitive. 

To apply you need to have a regular driver's license for at least three years, and you need to pass a drug and background test. They say they will even guide you through the process of getting a CDL license. 

You can apply to be a bus driver here.

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