Woodford County Schools offer bus driver pay raise

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Woodford County Public Schools says it’s in great need of bus drivers and monitors just as many other school districts are right now as kids are returning to in-person class.

The district says it needs about 15 drivers and 8-10 monitors.

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The starting pay for drivers was $14.93, but it’s now $16.18 after a $1.25 increase in January 2021. Monitor starting pay is now $12.17.

The school board decided to raise pay at its October 26th meeting.

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