Guilford County Schools pay bus drivers to clean buses

Source: Amber Roberts, Fox 8, July 19, 2016

Guilford County Schools is testing out a new program. They’re hiring bus drivers to deep-clean the roughly 750 buses used during the school year. In past years, bus drivers have been responsible for cleaning their own buses and turning them in at the end of the school year. However, Guilford County Schools Transportation Director Jeff Harris has decided to take a new approach to getting the buses thoroughly cleaned. … The school system is spending about $54,000 out of their budget to pay bus drivers and to purchase the equipment needed. Going to a commercial site to get the buses cleaned could cost $300,000, Harris said. This program gives employees the opportunity to work this summer and receive additional income. Workers come in from 7 a.m. until noon to clean. They clean about 100 buses a week. …