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Bus Driver and Monitor Pay Increase, Effective October 1st!

Effective October 1, 2021 Forsyth County Schools (FCS) is adjusting the salaries of bus drivers and bus monitors. Examples of hourly increases include:
 
·       Beginning drivers moving from $16.61 to $17.84 (6.9% increase)
·       A top of the pay scale driver moving from $23.97 to $27.99
·       Bus monitors moving from $14.24 to $15 (5.3% increase)
 
FCS, the largest employer in Forsyth County, is making this adjustment to be more competitive in the job market for the recruitment and retention of employees. Currently, there is a severe state and nationwide school bus driver shortage. FCS is 75 bus drivers short, which has required other transportation staff to fill in and drive daily bus routes. Our local school bus driver shortage is causing some routes to run behind schedule too often and has required other routes to be combined to provide transportation to all FCS families where needed.  
 
FCS bus drivers and bus monitors also receive:
·       Training
·       Full-time benefits
·       Paid sick leave
·       Holidays and weekends off
·       Summer vacation (with a paycheck)
·       College opportunities for employee children
·       Reduced rates for after-school childcare
 
As part of the planning for the 2022-23 school year operational budget, FCS will evaluate the lowest pay bands to be competitive in the job market.
 
FCS expresses gratitude to our current team of bus drivers and monitors and looks forward to adding more exceptional individuals in the near future. Don’t miss this opportunity! Apply today at www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/driveforsyth