The School District of Lee County is hosting an information session for individuals interested in applying for a bus driver position within the District from 6 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at the Lee County Public Education Center, located at 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Candidates are asked to RSVP for the information session online by April 14 at www.driveforleeschools.net.

The information session will give an overview of the District’s Transportation Services department, as well as an instructional presentation on the process for applying to a bus driver position. Following the information session, the District will be available to assist interested individuals with submitting an application, and will provide tours of the school buses.

Bus drivers working with the District are responsible for providing safe, timely, efficient and courteous transportation services for Lee County students. Necessary job qualifications include a social security card, five years of driving experience and a satisfactory driving record. Upon hire, the District provides employees without a valid Florida Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B license with the necessary training to earn the certification. The District offers bus drivers a beginning hourly rate of $14.01, a flexible schedule, continual professional training and training reimbursement after driving five business days.

For more information on the District and its Transportation Services department, visit www.LeeSchools.net.

About The School District of Lee County: Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest district in the United States. The District educates more than 93,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 10,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers. As the District builds new schools and renovates and expands existing facilities to accommodate the unprecedented growth experienced in the last several years, the District has become one of Southwest Florida’s largest developers.