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Kyrene School District gives bus driver recruits a chance to get behind the wheel


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  • Erin Helm and Bonny Dolinsek/ Kyrene School District

Florence Unified School District Students Walk Near Buses. Photo Courtesy Florence Unified School District

WHAT: Do you have what it takes to get behind the big wheel? Come find out at the Kyrene “Drive the Bus” Event!  

WHO: Kyrene School District Transportation Department  

WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2019 8:00am to 11:00am (We will be set up early for the media to drive a bus and interview)  

WHERE: Aprende Middle School Parking Area 777 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85048  (busses will be set up)  

SUMMARY: Kyrene School District will hold a recruiting event to introduce prospective employees to the all-important school bus driver position, and we’re giving media a chance to sit in the driver’s seat as well.

Attendees will hear about the benefits of being a Kyrene School District bus driver (great hours, pay, benefits, and work schedule) and all participants will have a hands-on opportunity to learn more about the basics of driving a school bus. Instructors will go over how to adjust mirrors, control speed, and communicate via 2-way radios.

Potential drivers will drive the bus around the lot, and there will be on-site interviews for those who would like to move forward with potential employment.      

For more information, contact Jason Nelson at 480 541-1708 or jsnelson@kyrene.org . 

Kyrene School District is one of the top elementary school districts in Arizona, comprised of 25 schools (18 elementary, 6 middle, one K-8). The District’s boundaries encompass all of Ahwatukee, parts of Chandler, Tempe, Guadalupe and the Gila River Indian Reservation.

Kyrene enrolls approximately 17,000 students annually, offering many educational choices to enhance learning (arts integration, dual language, traditional, college preparatory, leadership, and gifted.)

Kyrene also offers a variety of on-site community programs before/after school and during school breaks. To learn more, visit kyrene.org or call 480-541-1000.