Mar 19, 2013 9:12 AM by AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish school system is pushing for more substitute bus drivers to staff routes for the upcoming school year.
Transportation Director Bill Samec tell The Advocate the district has about 30 substitute bus drivers to fill in for 290 full-time drivers,.
He says transportation department staff members leave the office to drive school buses when needed.
Samec says recruitment for substitutes is beginning now to enable interested drivers to get some driving time as part of their training.
Applications for the substitute positions close March 28.
Drivers must have or obtain a commercial driver's license with school bus and passenger endorsements and training options are available. The pay rates are up to $86 a day.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com