MADISON, Ala. - Bus drivers are an integral part of the Madison City Schools operation. They're responsible for transporting 5,000 students to and from school every day.
"The need for qualified bus drivers is on the rise because of the growth of our city," says Madison City Schools Transportation Office Manager Debbie Leeth.
If you're looking for a part-time job with a flexible schedule and the possibility of benefits, this could be the job for you.
"We're looking for enthusiastic people that care about kids, they are safety-minded," said Leeth.
Leeth says there is no 'typical candidate.' Bus drivers come from all walks of life.
"We have retired engineers, pastors, we have a butcher, hairdressers... stay-at-home moms and dads," said Leeth.
The flexible schedule allows the drivers to spend time with their families or have time for another career.
"Most people are done by 8 a.m. in the morning and are able to go to a second job," explains Leeth.
The school district will provide all of the training you need.
"We'll walk them through all of the steps that are required, we'll help with training and what they need to study for the CDL, which is the permit," said Leeth.
If you're interested in a bus driver position, call the Madison City Schools Transportation Department at 256-774-4613.