Proposal would give Fayette Co. school bus drivers a raise

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — A proposal was introduced at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting that would increase starting pay for school bus drivers across the district.

According to district, the proposal was one of several put forward by Chief Operating Officer Myron Thompson, Transportation Director Marcus Dobbs, Human Resources Director Jennifer Dyar, and Human Resources Associate Director Kiyon Massey.

The transportation proposal would reinstate a 2014 pay cut, bringing starting wages for bus drivers from $14.20/hour to at least $17.76/hour.

Starting supervisor pay would be increased from $15.38/hour to at least $19.22/hour.

According to the staff who put the proposal together, it would make Fayette County competitive with surrounding counties.

It would also help to end an ongoing bus driver shortage, which we first reported back in August.

The district says they are currently 27.5 drivers short to cover existing bus routes.

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