Metro School Bus Drivers To Get Raises

Posted at 9:31 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 22:31:14-05

Officials with Metro Nashville Schools announced Thursday that bus drivers will be getting raises

Officials will also be implementing a guaranteed 40-hour work week with incentives to earn bonuses.

"Driving a bus is a hard job, and we were overdue in assessing the compensation plan for our drivers, which has led to low morale and high turnover," said Chief Operating Officer Fred Carr. "We've spent the last few months listening to drivers in official meetings and casual conversations. They gave us a lot of insight into what they need and what it will take to keep a strong corps of drivers.

District leaders said the changes were designed to keep drivers on the job longer and attract new recruits.

The new compensation plan will go into effect on Jan. 1.