CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — Cabarrus County Schools is looking to boost pay for bus drivers as the district looks to fill dozens of openings.
The Cabarrus County school board is expected to vote on a measure that would raise driver pay to $16 an hour. Currently, Cabarrus County has 55 openings for bus drivers.
Other districts around Charlotte are also looking for drivers. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says it has 55 bus driver openings and Union County needs to fill 40 open positions. In September, Union County increased driver starting pay to $16.75 an hour plus semi-annual bonuses.
In South Carolina, Lancaster County went even further, offering bus drivers over $20 an hour and cash incentives.
"We're trying to make it as attractive as possible," said Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County's safety and transportation director.
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