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The ICSD is Hiring Bus Drivers!

The Ithaca City School District owns and maintains more than 80 buses, and has a staff of 100 highly-trained and dedicated employees dedicated to providing safe and efficient transportation service for more than 5,700 students. Unfortunately, like many districts across New York State, the ICSD is experiencing a school bus driver shortage.

Driving a school bus is a great occupation for those looking for full or part-time work. Some of the benefits of the job include:
  • a starting pay of $15.41 per hour for regular drivers and $20.00 per hour for substitute drivers;
  • a flexible work schedule;
  • health, vision, and dental insurance for regular drivers;
  • paid training for the CDL license provided by the district; and
  • the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children.
Aside from the pay and great benefits, the most important perk for school transportation professionals is the satisfaction of being a positive role model for the children they serve. These professionals have a daily impact on the educational experience of our students. They are often the first school employee they see in the morning and the last one they see in the afternoon.

View the bus driver/substitute bus driver job description to learn more! To apply, visit

The ICSD is committed to equity, inclusion, and building a diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of color. 

We hope you consider joining Team ICSD!

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