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School distict looks to hire more school bus drivers

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Updated: 8/19/2013 10:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Children in the Clark County School District will head back to school in one week and the district is still looking to fill some vacant positions.

One high priority is bus drivers and district administrators are scrambling to fill those spots.

As children and their parents shop around to get ready to go back to school, the school district's transportation department is training 30 new bus drivers and looking to hire more.

Melinda Malone with the Clark County School District says safety is their top priority.

“We have some bus drivers in class today. So they have to undergo 20 hours of classroom training and 20 hours behind the wheel which is actually more than it's required,” Malone said.

Besides getting more training to keep the cargo safe you need to have a clean driving record.

“Anyone who's interested in being a bus driver they do run an FBI background check and you do need a clean driving record. The application can be accessed at our website,” Malone said.

The district is urging parents to make sure their children are registered to take the bus if they need transportation to and from school.

“We are really excited for the school year. Our administrators and our staff have done this many times and are ready to go,” Malone said “It's just important that each student knows which bus to be on that way they can get to and from school safely.”

-- Fatima Rahmatullah / KSNV News3
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