The School District of Lee County is hosting a Food Service and Bus Driver Recruitment Event on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Fort Myers that will provide insight on career paths within the District.

With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students and 120 schools, the District is looking to connect talented, high-energy candidates with positions in food services and transportation for the current school year. At the recruitment event, interested candidates will learn more about each position and meet with representatives from the District’s Food & Nutrition Services and Transportation departments. Computers will be available on-site for those who wish to submit an online application.

The District’s Food & Nutrition Services Department provides nutritious meals that nourish students to enhance their readiness to learn. Positions are available for food service workers, traveler food service workers and intern food service workers. The District is currently waiving the high school diploma or GED requirement. Part-time opportunities are available.

School bus drivers working with the District are responsible for providing safe, timely, efficient and courteous transportation services for Lee County students. Required job qualifications for bus drivers include at least five years of driving experience, a satisfactory driving record and a social security card. The District provides training for candidates who do not already possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The starting pay for bus drivers in Lee County is $16.32 per hour, and the District offers flexible hours, a training stipend and a benefits package for full-time employees.

The Food Service and Bus Driver Recruitment Event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Lee County Public Education Center, located at 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. To register by Nov. 8, click here.

To learn more about available career opportunities, visit www.LeeSchools.net/Careers.

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 95,000 students in grades K-12 and is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 12,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers.