• The goal of the Transportation Department is to provide our students with safe, effective and efficient transportation to and from school. Our site provides information about specific services we provide, how to become a bus driver and whom to contact with questions. Thank you for visiting us. It's a pleasure to serve our students and Union County Public Schools!

    Now Hiring School Bus Drivers

    • $16.75 per hour for fully licensed drivers (Up to $18 per hour including incentives)
    • Paid training for Driver Trainees
    • Apply Now!

    Bus Driver Trainees   

    UCPS is now hiring Bus Driver trainees. Qualified applicants will join our team immediately upon completing the new hire process and will practice many of the skills needed to be a School Bus Driver while completing all aspects of required training, including CDL licensure requirements. Providing compensation while completing these activities will assist the trainee in covering the cost of the required CDL permit and license. Once trainees satisfactorily complete all requirements for becoming a School Bus Driver, rates of pay are adjusted to reflect assigned duties.    

    Check out all the benefits for Bus Driver Trainees. Bus Driver Trainees are paid bi-monthly and are eligible for our monthly Perfect Attendance Bonus. All employees are hired on a six-month probationary period. If interested, please apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 704-296-3015. 

    Why has my child been de-assigned from the bus? 

    Do you have questions related as to why your child has been removed from the bus route? If so please review the attached memorandum. Also, you will find information about re-establishing bus transportation. 

    Bus De-Assignment & Bus Re-Ae-Establishment Memo

    Here Comes The Bus App

    Learn more about the Here Comes The Bus App and get instructions on how to use it. 

    Bus Evacuation Video

    Twice a year, at the beginning of each semester, students should be trained on evacuating a bus.  Although it very rarely happens, we want all students to have the knowledge of what to do if they are on a bus that needs to evacuate; whether it is a yellow bus or an activity bus. Please take the time to go over this with your student(s).

Contact Us

  • 3319 Goldmine Road
    Monroe, NC 28110
    Phone: 704-296-3015
    Fax: 704-226-1895

    G. Scott Denton
    Director of Transportation

    Brian Joyner
    Assistant Director