Friendly School Bus Driver Competition Instills Safe Bus Driving Practices and Perks of Becoming a Bus Driver
WHAT: The Elk Grove Unified School District’s (EGUSD) Transportation Department is actively hiring school bus drivers, mechanics and attendants and will be available to speak about current job openings. Director of Transportation Michael Sanchez adds, “If you are a driver that cares about safety and children, then we want you. We want candidates to consider joining our team willing to complete paid driver’s training and that are independent workers that enjoy the freedom of driving and being on the road.”
The EGUSD Transportation Department will also hold a one of a kind School Bus Road-eo for bus drivers to showcase their driving skills. The day-long friendly competition requires drivers to demonstrate their talent with turning, parking, safely stopping at a railroad crossing, driving in inclement weather conditions and all with the highest amount of safe driving skills. The winner of the road-eo takes home a coveted trophy. The public is encouraged to attend to better understand the fun and skill of being a school bus driver needed to transport our most precious passengers, our students, to and from school safely. Families are also invited to attend and participate in all activities, including face-painting, games and a raffle and prize drawing as well as to visit a variety of craft booths.
WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Elk Grove Unified School District Transportation Department; 8421 Gerber Road, Sacramento, CA 95828
WHO: District school bus drivers, interested job seekers, community members, EGUSD students and families.
WHY: The friendly competition between school bus drivers will showcase their safe driving practices in order to transport students to and from school safely. Additionally, with an ongoing need for school bus drivers, attendants and mechanics, Elk Grove Unified will also concurrently host a Transportation Job Fair during the bus road-eo to offer many transportation-focused jobs to meet a growing need throughout the school district. The event will also encourage attendees to better understand what it takes for bus drivers to do their jobs safely.
Elk Grove Unified School District is an equal opportunity employer.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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