WCSD to launch huge recruitment campaign for bus drivers, lunchrooms


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The Washoe County School District is considering bonuses to recruit more than 150 people to drive school buses, work in school cafeterias and help clean and sanitize buildings. 

“It’s happening in other industries, and it’s not just unique to Washoe County,” said Superintendent Kristen McNeill as the district prepares to launch a massive recruiting campaign by advertising on TV, radio, home mailers and on billboards.    

“This is one of the tighter labor markets I have experienced in my 28 years,” said McNeill of her nearly three decades as an employee of the district. 

The district plans to release plans to recruit and incentivize for certain positions including for bus drivers. It could mean signing bonuses for some. 

The district said it is short more than 50 bus drivers, which threatens the nearly 9,000 students signed up for summer school and thousands more beginning in August when the 2021-22 school year starts. 



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