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Job Seekers Invited to School Bus Ride & Drive Event


DYSART SCHOOLS - Job seekers interested in school bus driver or bus aide positions can come to a Ride & Drive Event on Wednesday, March 6 from 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in conjunction with the Dysart Career Fair at the district office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374.  

Prospective hires should first check-in at the Career Fair, and proceed to the Transportation booth to get placed in the queue. Ride & Drive participants will get the chance to sit on a school bus, and drive the bus forward in a controlled environment with the assistance of a trainer. Information about the paid training process and obtaining a CDL permit will be shared, and staff will be available to answer questions. 

“Anyone with a curiosity about school bus positions is encouraged to join us,” said Danielle Moehr, Director of Transportation. “Bus drivers and aides are a critical part of the educational process, ensuring students are transported to and from school safely each day. The impact that these staff members have through their interactions with students is immeasurable, and extremely rewarding.”  

Transportation positions within a school district are a great opportunity for anyone, including retirees, college students, or parents of school-aged children. Benefits of being a Dysart Schools bus driver or aide include full medical, state retirement, holidays, weekends and summers off, and the ability to select additional shifts, when available. One of the most unique benefits is a split schedule, which can allow flexibility to run errands during the day. Drivers receive paid CDL training at their full hourly rate.  

Dysart Schools is an “A” rated district that employs nearly 3,000 staff members at 26 schools and two support sites.  The starting pay for a Dysart bus driver is $21.43 an hour for those with zero to three years of experience. The rate increases to $22.50 for four to six years of experience, $23.57 for seven to ten years of experience and $24.64 for eleven or more years of experience. All current Dysart job openings may be viewed at Current Dysart employees that refer new employees to work in the district are eligible for a stipend up to $500.  

About the Dysart Career Fair 

Dysart Unified School District is hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 3-6:30pm at the district office located at 15802 N. Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374. Walk-ins are welcome, but interested candidates can also register in advance to schedule an onsite interview at

The Career Fair will feature nearly 150 employment options, either for immediate openings or for positions for the 2024-2025 school year. Positions range from teachers in all subjects, to support staff and administrators. High need areas include Special Education teachers, paraprofessionals, often referred to as classroom assistants, child care and preschool aide positions, bus drivers and bus aides. Prospective applicants should bring their current resume and be ready for an interview.

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15802 N Parkview Place, Surprise