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HISD offering $2,000 sign-on stipend for new bus drivers

The $2,000 sign-on stipend will be given to the first 120 candidates with a commercial driver's license who are hired before Aug. 22.

HOUSTON — The Houston Independent School District is hosting a job fair Saturday to hire hundreds of new bus drivers before the start of the upcoming school year.

The district said the first 120 candidates with a commercial driver's license who are hired and start before August 22 will receive a $2,000 sign-on stipend. The stipend is on top of an $18 per hour salary.

Re-hires are not eligible for the stipend.

The job fair will take place Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the HISD Northwest Motor Pool, located at 6351 Pinemont Drive. 

"They will be extending job offers tomorrow. We will have drug testing there and we’re running the whole gambit tomorrow morning," said HISD recruiter Javon May.

Candidates should bring a valid driver's license and social security card. 

Commercial driver's license training will be provided for those who must obtain a Texas CDL. 

The district is asking interested candidates to apply online prior to the fair. 

More bus driver openings

Several other Houston-area school districts have vacancies open for bus drivers.

  • Cy-Fair ISD reports 78 openings
  • Fort Bend ISD reports 98 openings and is also offering a signing bonus
  • Aldine ISD has 128 openings as of Thursday, July 14
  • Katy ISD reports no openings but said it recruits throughout the school year

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