You know you’ve wanted to since first grade: Stop by Saturday and drive an HCPS school bus

HCPS bus driver profile news release

Henrico, Va. July 21, 2021 — This Saturday, get behind the wheel of a big yellow school bus and see what it’s like to be part of the team that transports 28,000 students a day across 245 square miles. Henrico County Public Schools’ “Drive the Bus” event at Hermitage High School is a hands-on chance for potential bus drivers to take a bus for a spin around a driving course. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot near the school’s Chester E. Fritz Stadium. (A valid Virginia driver’s license is required.)

Stop by, drive the course and learn about the advantages of becoming an HCPS bus driver, including job duties, work schedule, pay and benefits. Attendees can interview at the event for positions with the school division. As a qualified bus driver candidate, you’ll also be paid as you train. Driving a school bus is more than just driving, it’s about playing a crucial role in the lives of students, parents and the Henrico community.

HCPS “Drive the Bus” Event

When: Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Hermitage High School (parking lot near Chester E. Fritz Stadium), 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228
Who: Interested bus driver candidates

Those who are not fully vaccinated should wear a mask to the event.

Can’t make it Saturday? There will also be an HCPS job fair Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tuckahoe Area Library at 1901 Starling Drive. Come by and talk to us about joining HCPS as a bus driver or school nutrition staff member. You can find out more about working at the school division and apply in advance online at

Candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers must: be at least 21 years old; have a valid Virginia driver’s license; be able to obtain a CDL Class B instructional permit or hold a CDL Class B license with endorsements in P (Transporting Passengers)/S (School Bus) and airbrakes; pass a physical and drug test and have no felony convictions.

Questions? Contact Terri McGuinn, human resources assistant, at 804-226-5565 or email