Sunday, January 14, 2024

Oconee County School Board Increases Salaries For Bus Drivers To Address Problems Of Recruitment And Retention

***Board Told Current Salaries Not Competitive***

The Oconee County Board of Education on Monday agreed to spend approximately $350,000 for the remainder of the school year to increase the pay schedule for bus drivers in an effort to recruit and retain needed drivers.

The Board took this action after hearing a report from Chief Human Resources Officer Justin Cofer, who told the Board that despite a string of initiatives, the vacancy rate for bus drivers increased from 22 percent in May of last year to 31 percent as of January of 2024.