RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico County Public Schools is raising hourly pay for bus drivers to $17 an hour for current and new drivers. Meanwhile Hopewell City Public Schools is offering a bonus of up to $4,000 after a year of service.
This as school systems across the area are starting school or preparing to start school facing a shortage of bus drivers.
The raise in pay in Henrico is up from just under $15 per hour. New drivers will also get bonuses ranging from $1,000-3,000 depending on experience.
Drivers on staff in Hopewell at the start of the new school year will get their bonuses before the 2022-23 school year. Others will get theirs once they complete one year of service.