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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

FCPS votes to increase pay for substitute bus drivers

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FCPS votes to increase pay for substitute bus drivers
FCPS votes to increase pay for substitute bus drivers

The Fayette County Public School Board has approved a motion to raise the pay for substitute bus drivers amid a district-wide shortage.

SCHOOL BOARD ISHOPING A NEWPACKAGE OFINCENTIVES WILLHELP FILL THESHORTAGE OF BUSDRIVERS.

WE'VETOLD YOU ABOUTTHIS ISSUE SINCETHE BEGINNING OFTHE SCHOOL YEAR.

ASHORTAGE THAT'SLEFT DOZENS OFBUS ROUTESCANCELLED.

L-E-X18'S MIKE VALENTEHAS MORE ON THEBOARD'S PLAN TOADDRESS THIS.THE BUS SHORTAGEHAS FORCE FAYETTECOUNTY TO GET...CREATIVE...ASSPOKESWOMAN LISADEFEFNDALL TOLDUS EARLIER THISMONTH.9:47 - 10:08, LISADEFFENDALLE "WHAVE 29EMPLOYEES IN OURTRANSPORTATIONDEPARTMENT WHODO THINGS OTHERTHAN BUS DRIVING.

THEY'REMECHANICS, THEYARE ROUTERS,THEY'REDISPATCHERS, BUTTHEY HOLD A CDL.AND SO THEY HAVEGONE ABOVE ANDBEYOND AND TY HEHAVE STEPPED UPAND THEY COVEROPEN ROUTES."MONDAY NIGHT,DISTRICT OFFICIALSWENT ANOTHERROUTE...15:36:15 - 15:36:19"AYE....MOTIONSCARRIES ..."IN A SPECIALMEETING, THEBOARD PASSED AMOTION TO RAISETHE PAY FORSUBSTITUTE BUSDRIVERS, AS WELLAS SUBSTITUTE BUSMONITORS ANDFOOD SVIERCEWORKERS, AS WELLAS OTHERPERSONNELL...SUBSTITUTE BUSDRIVERS, FOREXAMPLE, WILL SEETHEIR PAYINCREASED FROM17.76 TO 30 DOLLARSAN HOUR.

THECHANGES ONLYAPPLY TO THIS YEAR15:30:33 - 15:30:48 -TYLER MURPHY"EVERYONE HASSTEPPED UP.

DR.LIGGINS HAS SAID,EVERYONE WHODOES WORK IN THISDISTRICT IS ANEDUCATOR --BE ITTRANSPORTATION,CUSTODIAL, FOODSERVICE; ALL OFTHESE EMPLOYEESARE VITAL TO THEWORK WE DO"DEFFENDALL DHAPREVIOUSLY TOLDUS THAT 15 PEOPLEHAD BEENINTERVIEWED FORJOBS, AND THEYWERE SLATED TOBEGIN BUS DRIVERCLASS MONDAY.IT COMES ON THESAME DAY THAT THEDISTRICT WASFORCED TO CANCEL14 MORE ROUTES.

INLEXINGTON, MIKEVALENTE, L-E-X 18NEWSLARRY:THE NEXT FEW DAYS