A Sweet 'Thank You' for Hardworking FCPS Bus Drivers

By Office of Communication and Community Relations
September 09, 2022

It was a sweet surprise before sunrise for bus drivers with Fairfax County Public Schools as they were served scones and other goodies before their morning routes Friday. The tasty treats were made by local bakery Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates, which employs several former FCPS students with intellectual disabilities. 

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid was joined by her leadership team and members of the FCPS transportation team to hand out the goodies bright and early, greeting drivers with a smile and thanking them for all they do. By the time the buses were rolling off the lot, more than 1,600 scones and baked goods were handed out. 

Dr. Reid hands out baked goods to bus drivers. Dr. Nardos King smiles alongside an FCPS bus driver.

“We’re up early to say thank you to our wonderful transportation folks,” said FCPS Chief Equity Officer Dr. Nardos King. “They have the first important job in the morning and last important job in the evening, transporting our students to and from school each day.”

FCPS is looking for more hardworking folks to drive school buses. FCPS offers paid training, competitive pay starting at $23.83 per hour, and excellent benefits. There is also a signing bonus of up to $3,000 for new drivers who meet requirements. Learn more about becoming a bus driver for FCPS.

FCPS leadership takes a selfie with a bus driver.

Friday’s event was made possible thanks to a donation from Apple Federal Credit Union (AFCU). 

Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates is located in Fairfax, and is a FCPS partner serving Fairfax High School. Their mission is to provide employment to adults living with intellectual disabilities through a supported group environment by teaching work and life skills to further independence. Learn more on their website

Dr. Reid and FCPS staff smile in front of a school bus.