Clifton Park

Want to test-drive a school bus? Shenendehowa offers chance

District looking for interested drivers
Buses at the Shenendehowa Central School District's campus bus garage.
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Buses at the Shenendehowa Central School District's campus bus garage.

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CLIFTON PARK — In an effort to hire more district bus drivers, Shenendehowa is offering people the chance to test-drive a school bus.

On Tuesday, the school district’s transportation department will conduct a “ride along” for those interested in becoming bus drivers. A trained district driver will allow prospective applicants to drive a school bus — while supervised — around the school campus. Recently, school districts throughout the Capital Region have been facing a bus driver shortage, with other employees often being forced to fill in as drivers.

The ride-along event will begin at 9 a.m. with a short classroom presentation, focusing on what it takes to be a school bus driver, prior to going out and driving a school bus.

Copies of job applications will be available for pickup after the demonstration.

Those interested should contact the Transportation Department at 881-0240 no later than Saturday.

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