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Please Consider Subbing as a Bus Driver or Bus Aide
Please Consider Subbing as a Bus Driver or Bus Aide
Olympia CUSD 16
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Olympia Transportation Department is currently in dire need of people that are interested in serving as substitute bus drivers and substitute bus aides!   Please consider substituting if you are able to!!  

The Olympia School District offers paid training for people that are learning to become bus drivers.  The starting wage is $17 per hour.  All people have to do to get started to become a bus driver is pass their CDL test. All of the over the road training is conducted with the Olympia Safety Officers using Olympia buses and your final testing is with one of the Olympia Safety Officers.  

In order to get started, visit, click on Links, click on Employment (under Our District), click on Online Application Site, and then on the left-hand side of the page, click on Transportation (under Categories). Please then click on Substitute Bus Driver and fill out the application.  If you are interested in more information on how to become a bus driver, please contact Joe Gaither at 309-379-6011 extension 1111 or

The Transportation Department is also looking for individuals that would like to serve as substitute bus aides.  Starting pay for substitute bus aides is $12.50 per hour.  If you have questions about what this entails, please contact Joe Gaither.  You will have to follow the same applications steps listed above and select the Substitute Bus Aide category in order to be considered for the position.

Additionally if you have any questions or issues with the steps to fill out the application to become a substitute, please contact Velma Runyard in the District Office at 309-379-6011 extension 1128 or

Serving as a substitute bus driver or a substitute bus aide is a great way to serve the Olympia community.  Please contact us today if you are interested in helping out.