Brevard Public Schools hiring bus drivers before start of new school year

District staff will be responsible for new safety protocols under approved reopening plan

VIERA, Fla. – Hundreds of Brevard Public Schools bus drivers will have new responsibilities under the school district’s reopening plan due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Everyone on the buses will have to use hand sanitizer and wear a mask. After each ride, the driver is responsible for wiping down the bus.

Less than two weeks before going back to school, the district posted to its social media platforms that its looking for new drivers.

News 6 asked, given the circumstances, if there are bus drivers choosing to not come back this year.

The district’s media and publications specialist said there’s always a need for bus drivers.

"We haven't experienced anything above what normal attrition would be just like in any profession, and our bus drivers are ready to see their kids," Katherine Allen said.

The district said drivers are excited after completing their training last week.

"They're ready to go with the new safety protocols," Allen said.

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