Dated building & equipment, bad management.
Pros: charter trips across wa state.
Cons: lack of hours, unless willing to work charter trips. never guarunteed.
The job itself was nice because it gave me a huge sense of accomplishment... knowing that I was solely responsible for up to 80 kids at a time. The management has at its own wits' end. The hardest part of being a bus driver was student management. The easiest part of the job was the driving aspect. It is surprisingly easy to drive a school bus, but frustrating at times to try and control the older kids at the back of the bus, while trying to drive. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know the students, and trying to make their day better by taking an interest in their lives, instead of just telling them to follow the rules constantly. It was overall a positive experience, and an especially memorable experience. The maximum hours each day hover around 3 hours. That is just ridiculous. No wonder so many retirees are bus drivers! the training was enlightening, and fulfilling, but my experience with other drivers shows that not all of the drivers follow safety/company protocol 100% of the time. This should definitely be a more professional work environment instead of so much screwing around going on over the radio and at the garage itself, which seemed to be falling apart at the seems. If you are looking to be a School Bus Driver anywhere, I would suggest not going here, unless you enjoy short work days, and waiting (unpaid) all day between AM and PM routes.