Last year was a nightmare for all hiring professionals, and unfortunately, the nightmare appears to be continuing in 2022 and likely into 2023 as well.

During the 2021/2022 school year, school districts all over the country struggled to find enough bus drivers to meet their needs. To avoid suffering through the same problem this year, many of them are coming to the table with some big offers for new employees.

RPS 205, in particular, has decided to pony up some major cash in an effort to attract more people to jump on the bus...literally during the upcoming school year.

Smiling school bus driver sitting in bus

RPS 205 Has ALOT of Open Positions for the 2022/2023 School Year

For those wanting to teach, Rockford Public Schools currently has a lot of open positions for all grades at a variety of RPS 205 schools, but the District's real problem right now is the need for bus drivers, paraprofessionals, and nutrition services workers.

The District has done due diligence posting and advertising open positions, and now they are offering up what really!

How much cash exactly? A $3,000 sign-on bonus to all new hires for bus driver, nutrition services, and paraprofessional positions.

How to Apply For a Job With RPS 205

Interested candidates can fill out an application anytime at, but to get a head start on the hiring process, RPS 205 is hosting a job fair TODAY (July 13) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Administration Building located at 501 7th St. in Rockford.

All bus drivers need a Commercial CDL license with a passenger endorsement to be qualified for the job, but if you already have one and have undergone previous bus driving training, your sign-on bonus gets upped to $4,000 when you get behind the wheel for RPS 205!

Is this sign-on bonus enough for you to take the job? Prove it by applying here, now!

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