• Friday, January 18, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.


    Viernes, el 18 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
  • Become a Bus Driver

    Become a Bus Driver

     The PGCPS Department of Transportation is currently seeking bus drivers. The position offers a starting salary of $17.87 per hour, with advancement opportunity up to $34.15 per hour.  

    BENEFITS INCLUDE:  

    • Health Insurance
    •  Dental Plan
    •  Vision Plan
    •  Retirement Plan
    •  Sick Leave
    •  Summer Opportunities

    Paid commercial drivers license (CDL) training is provided to all new hires. A complete history driving record is required for Maryland drivers, and a full history driving record is required for District of Columbia drivers

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • No more than two current points on driving record
    •  Satisfactory past driving record
    • At least 21-years-old
    • At least five years driving experience
    • Ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A or B with passenger endorsement or Class B Learners Permit with passenger (P) and school bus (S) endorsements
    • Ability to meet special training and qualifications determined by PGCPS

    Apply online for a bus driver position by clicking here.  Please use keyword IRC82685

    For more information about the hiring of school bus drivers, contact Nicole Eubanks at Nicole.Eubanks@pgcps.org or contact the Human Resources Customer Service Center at 301.780.2191.


    Bus Driver Training and Testing

    Safety Meetings and Training

    • Monthly Safety Meetings

    • Training Topics: Sexual Harassment, Homelessness Training, Child Abuse Recognition, Driver Improvement Program, Alcohol Drug Testing, Fatigue & Drug Awareness Training

    • Transportation Academy: Allows Transportation employees the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the pupil transportation industry for possible further advancement in the department.

    Driver Improvement Program

    The Driver Improvement Program provides the driver with techniques to enable the experienced vehicle operator to know where the front, rear and sides of the bus are while driving forward, backward, and turning maneuvers. The course is structured to improve driver’s overall skills in the performance of their daily duties.

    Alcohol and Drug Testing Program

    Every driver submits to pre-employment and random drug testing, as well as post-accident and reasonable cause. Alcohol Testing is done randomly, post-accident, or with reasonable cause.