MHHS School board approves driver incentive program

In Thursday night's session of the Mountain Home School Board the board unanimously approved a proposal for a Bus Driver Incentives Pilot Program. Superintendent of Mountain Home Public Schools, Dr. Jake Long says the challenge to attract and retain highly qualified individuals as bus drivers continues. The district will now be able to offer monetary incentive's to recruit new and reward current drivers.Under the proposal, beginning spring semester January 3, 2018, bus drivers who drive regular routes will be eligible for $100 bonuses for running 25 routes, 50 routes, 100 routes and 190 routes. Payments would be made in two installments tied to the third and fourth quarters. Drivers may accrue up to a $400 bonus.

If the incentive is successful in it's initial phase the program would extend to cover both semesters beginning with the 2018-2019 school years.

In other board news the six year District Facilities Master Plan was approved. It calls for a summary of planned capital projects across the district and includes renovations to the restrooms and the roof of Mountain Home Junior High. It also includes renovations to the Mountain Home Senior High building.

The board also approved a recommendation to purchase new hurdles for the track team.

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