Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) - SCHOOL BUS DRIVER (7 years) | Glassdoor
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    "SCHOOL BUS DRIVER (7 years)"

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Summers off. Fellow drivers are nice. Benefits use to be good. Not any more. Thanks to Obama Care. Insurance plans are terrible. High deductibles.

    Cons

    I was a JCPS bus driver for 7 years. When you are in training, they fail to explain that your checks will be escrowed . Which pays you for the summer. Only problem is they take approximately 1/3 of your biweekly check. So instead of the $16.80, you are getting paid closer to $11.00. Then there is the $20.00 every paycheck for union dues. ( Which goes up as your pay does.) After training, you are assigned to a compound. Then being the new driver, you will most likely be put on one of the many bad downtown routes. Since you will be trained on an empty bus without any students, once assigned to compound, you will be thrown to the wolves. You will be told to write referrals on the students that misbehave. Only to have nothing done about them. More often than not, the driver is blamed more than the student. If too many referrals are written, then you are sent to student management classes. Which punishes the driver for doing their job. This wouldn't be a bad job if dramatic changes are made. Such as the students that act out ,be held accountable for their bad behavior. But this is NOT the Case with JCPS. When a parent of a student that has been suspended calls in. JCPS caves in and let's the student back on the bus. So the bad behavior is rewarded. Which makes the driver look powerless. Under the current conditions at JCPS, I would NOT recommend this place to anyone . over the last 2 years, JCPS has been losing drivers and teachers in record numbers. As the students are not held accountable and JCPS does not back up their drivers. You will be entering a very stressful and contentious atmosphere. Since there is such a shortage of drivers, you will be made to do extra routes besides yours at a moments notice. You will be at times ,talked to disrespectfully by office staff and shown very little gratitude. I would only recommend that you go to JCPS to get your CDL license and leave. You do get paid for training that is not subject to escrow. Which kicks in when you get assigned to a compound. The training is 3 weeks. So the pay will be nice for 3 weeks at least. So if you decide to stay after training, don't say I didn't warn you!!

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2016-04-04
  1. "Government Job"

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    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable and reliable raises. Get to help kids.

    Cons

    Politics and people who are just riding out for retirement.

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-07-28
  2. "Decent salary, set expectations low."

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary compared to other school districts.

    Cons

    School district is too big. Students allowed to fall through the gaps in terms of achievement.

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2020-02-09

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