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Wanted: CdA School Bus Drivers

All that talk by the previous Coeur d'Alene School Board may have chased some of the old hands to the sidelines. Huckleberries Online has just received this SOS circulated by CSD Transportation Director Jill Hill at interim Superintendent Matt Handelman's request looking for four new, full-time drivers ASAP:

“Just wanted to send a note and let you know that I really, really, really need to hire people. I currently will need to hire 4 driver’s and 1 aide to begin the school year. I am hearing rumors that one more of the drivers will not be returning so if that’s the case I will need to hire 5 driver’s and 1 aide. Although I do have subs that I assume will move into the benefitted positions, I am still very low on subs. See below for the current pool of people that we have. If Martin, Todd, Don, and Steve all apply then I will be 4 short on the sub list. I am worried because I will not have enough people available to cover everything that we do. If we can’t get new hires then we are going to have to come up with a plan B. Just a thought. (No trips until after 4:00 ish) What I need is to fill the 4 vacant positions (Possibly 5) and fill the one (1) aide position. In addition I need to hire 12 – 15 people that would be interested in a sub driving position. Things that we have done: There has been an ad placed in the paper and on Craig’s List.”

  • Huckleberries hears … that School District is no longer considering idea to privatize bus drivers.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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