• Begin Your New Career as a School Bus Driver

    With more than 1,300 school buses operating throughout LA County, LAUSD relies on an extensive team of school bus drivers to carry out our mission every day. School Bus Drivers are the transportation to graduation.

     LAUSD offers competitive benefits:

    • School Bus drivers start at $21.78/hour. Top wage is $30.32/hour
    • Part-time hours
    • Medical, dental and vision plans
    • Tuition reimbursements
    • Retirement plan
    • Promotional opportunities
    • Paid vacations and illness days
    • Educational Opportunity - take classes mid-day and Saturdays toward your AA degree

    You could start the road to your new career

    Step One: Orientation and Testing

    You will attend an orientation, which takes about 3 hours. During the orientation, a basic skills exam will be administered that consists of basic English, grammar and math.

    If you are successful on the basic skills exam, we will schedule you for a medical exam and fingerprinting.  

    Step Two: Start Class

    You will receive instructions on how to get your CDL and school bus certificate. Classroom instruction is two weeks in length.

    Once you complete the classroom instruction, you will take a written exam with the CHP.

    Step Three: Begin the On-the-Road Training

    On the road training will take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. Once you complete the on-the-road training, you will take a driving exam with the CHP.

    Step Four: Obtaining Class B License

    After you are successful with your CHP driving test, you will take your Temporary certificate to DMV and get your Class B license with Passenger and School Bus endorsements.

    Your are now on the road to your new career!

    Please view the attached FAQ for details: FAQ's for original training 2018