Amber Curran started her work for the Ferndale School District as a substitute bus driver before being hired as a contracted driver. Curran talks about what brought her to the Ferndale School District, “I came from a retail environment and was looking for a career change. I had a friend who retired from bus driving after loving it for many years. She encouraged me to look into driving and I am so glad that I did. I started by attending a job fair. One of the things that stuck out for me was the ‘Team,’ atmosphere. Drivers all support each other. Everyone has been so helpful. I feel like I have been invited into a family. I remember the day that I passed my CDL driving test – my fellow bus drivers honked their horns and sent their congratulations over the radio. It was such a proud moment.”
Amber goes on to talk about the bus-driving schedule, “This is the perfect schedule for me. I love getting to work early and having a break during the day to go check on my animals. I event have enough time to teach riding lessons some days. I recommend this job to anyone who loves being around kids and who may be looking for a positive flexible environment.”
Ferndale School District Director of Transportation Paul Rosser says that right now is a great time to apply for substitute bus driver roles. “We have wonderful opportunities for substitute bus drivers,” says Rosser. “We are looking for good, positive people with great driving records to serve our students and families. We need substitutes to get trained and jump on board our team. If you are looking for a flexible part-time job working around kids – we want to talk with you.”
Schedules may vary but, in general, bus drivers can expect to work the first part of their shift from 6:15 AM – 9:45 AM. Drivers enjoy a break before returning to work from about 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Many drivers report that the mid-day break gives them time to tend to family, animals or other part-time jobs or businesses. Field trips, sports and activities provide opportunities for extra shifts.
Bus drivers in the Ferndale School District are responsible for safely transporting students and other authorized persons over regular school routes, extra‐curricular, and special activity trips as authorized by the school district in all types of weather conditions including but not limited to fog, rain, hail, sleet, snow, and ice.
Director Rosser invites anyone interested in applying to contact him with questions via his email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.