Darlington County School District accepts school bus driver applications

Published: Oct. 25, 2016 at 12:38 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2016 at 3:22 AM EDT
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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Darlington School District is looking for school bus drivers, and will host driver training classes November 14-16 at the Darlington County Institute of Technology located at 160 Pinedale Drive in Darlington from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., according to Communications Specialist Christopher McKagen.

Drivers can earn between $10.97 and $15.82 per hour.

In order to be eligible, a person must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED and have a valid South Carolina driver's license for at least one year, according to McKagen.

Below are the following steps to become a school bus driver:

  1. Complete an application for employment and paperwork to attend a training class.
  2. Pass a SLED background check.
  3. Pass a check of license history with the DMV.
  4. Complete State Department of Education classroom training (Four days).
  5. Obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit.
  6. Pass a physical and a drug test.
  7. Train with district instructors for a length of time to be able to perform pre-trip skills and driving.
  8. Pass a physical performance test.
  9. Obtain CDL license with proper endorsements.
  10. Ride a route for five days with a driver.

The deadline to enroll for the class is Thursday, November 10.

For more information or an application, call the Darlington County School District Office of Transportation at 843-398-2313.

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