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Richland School District Two is hosting a Career Fair to inform prospective bus drivers about a comprehensive salary, bonus and incentive package designed to attract and keep them in the district. The hiring event is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation located at 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, S.C. 

Highlights of Comprehensive Salary and Incentive Package
  • The starting salary is $16.36 with minimum guarantee of seven hours per day for 183 days of work annually. Extra pay can be earned from field trips, after school programs and more.  
  • South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority health and dental benefits, and retirement plans.
  • Sign On Bonus – In the first year, new drivers with no experience can earn up to $1,500. New drivers with experience and a commercial driver’s license (CDL) can earn up to $2,250. New drivers with additional credentials can earn up to $3,000. Richland Two offers paid CDL training for interested applicants.
  • Performance Bonus – Drivers with perfect attendance and no at-fault accidents can earn $100 per month up to $1,000 per year.
  • Longevity Retention Incentive - To keep trained drivers in Richland Two, the district is offering these annual incentives: Drivers with zero to three years of experience will receive $500; four to seven years of experience $750; eight to 10 years of experience $1,000; 11 to 15 years of experience $1,250; 16 to 20 years of experience $1,500; and 20 plus years of experience $2,000.
There is a critical need for school bus drivers across the state and the nation. Richland Two leaders have designed this highly competitive salary and incentive package to address this need which directly impacts the district’s ability to deliver premier teaching and learning services to students. 

Applicants must be 21 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and pass background checks. Trainers will be available at the Career Fair to answer questions and assist with the application process. For more information call 803-419-2524.