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BCSD looking for dozens of professionals to join the transportation team

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Do you enjoy driving? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children?

Berkeley County School District (BCSD) has the perfect opportunity for you. 

BCSD is currently looking for dozens of professionals to join our transportation team. If you are at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma, you can become a bus driver or assistant.

School bus drivers must pass a rigorous background investigation including a SLED check and a DMV records check. Drivers must also maintain a commercial driver’s license with passenger, air brake and federal school bus endorsements. Additionally, all drivers are required to complete 20 hours of classroom instruction and pass a State Department of Education certification test.

As a part of their training, drivers also complete many hours of on-road exercises and pass a rigorous driving evaluation. Each driver must pass a physical performance test and is subject to random monthly drug screening.

Annually, drivers will attend at least 10 hours of training to maintain their proficiency.

BCSD bus drivers currently earn between $15.68 - $26.76 an hour. BCSD bus aides earn between $10.69 - $18.29 an hour.

If you are interested in joining our transportation team as a bus driver or assistant, you can apply online at

Additional bus driver employment requirements/info

Applicants will be required to provide a valid driver’s license, social security card and linked completed forms before beginning training. If selected you will be contacted within three weeks to schedule a training date.

For additional information, please contact the transportation department directly at 843-899-8697. For questions regarding training, please call 843-899-8725.