Interested in Being Part of College Place's Transportation Team?

Drivers in Training

CPPS Commits to:

Providing driver trainer, paying for the driver physical (at our designated location)

 Driver Commits to:

Paying for--First Aid/CPR (approx.$55), Driver permit (approx. $40), licensing (approx.$100), time for the classroom training (approx. 40hrs), fingerprinting (approx.$55)

Driver Incentives

Training Incentives:

$150 stipend after driver completes 20 hours of training

$150 stipend once hired (all licensing completed & hired)

****Training must be completed within 90 days of start date

Employment Incentives:

Regular Employee---(Route Driver):

$500 stipend after five months of employment

$500 additional stipend after the first year of employment


$500 stipend after four months of employment and 20hrs of work

$500 additional stipend after for first year of employment and 40hrs of work

*The stipend pays the employee for the 50 hours of training and testing they completed prior to hire.

There are Perks to Driving for CPPS

  • Free training for CDL Class B with Endorsements

  • Being home when the children are off for holidays and school vacations

  • Work mornings, afternoons

  • Wonderful team atmosphere

  • Buses have automatic transmissions

  • Benefits

  • Bonus for all who complete the training program

Hours of Work

  • Drivers generally work 180 days a year with summers off

  • Routes run from 6:00am to 8:30am and 2:00pm to 4:30pm on average school days

  • School days are Monday through Friday

  • Drivers can get additional hours with extra trips (field trips, athletic events)

Requirements for Drivers

  • A valid Washington State driver's License, Class B, School Bus, Passenger, and Air Brake Endorsement (free training provided) 

  • Passed pre-employment drug test which includes THC

  • Passed CDL physical

  • Passed background check

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Must be vaccinated for COVID-19

  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations

  • Complete a College Place Public Schools job application

Interested in Joining Our Team?

Complete the online application, and return the additional required employment forms to our HR Department. If you have questions about applying, how to apply online, or the forms you need, please contact Human Resources in the College Place School District Office.