Superintendent George Arlotto is asking the Board of Education to approve a $7.4 million dollar FY2022 recurring supplemental operating budget request. The superintendent wants to offer transportation contractors a salary increase for bus drivers and attendants.
The new funding would include a $5-dollar per hour increase in pay, subject to a new negotiated contract agreement. It would also allow the school system to offer a signing bonus of $2000 to attract new drivers.
If the plan is approved by the Board of Education, the Anne Arundel County Executive and County Council would need to approve the additional funds. The open part of the meeting will be broadcast on AACPS-TV.