$20 An Hour: Dallas ISD raises starting rate for bus drivers with CDL and appropriate credentials


Dallas ISD has raised the starting pay to $20 an hour for bus drivers with a current commercial driver’s license (CDL) and both the passenger and student endorsements.

Anyone with a CDL who is interested in becoming a Dallas ISD bus driver is encouraged to contact the transportation department at 972-925-3451.

Gloria Maddox-Powell, the district’s deputy chief of operation services, said the increase in starting pay makes Dallas ISD more competitive with the neighboring school districts.

“We value our bus drivers for the crucial role play in getting our students safely to and from school,” Maddox-Powell said. “We strongly encourage anyone with the necessary credentials to contact us about driver opportunities with Dallas ISD.”


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