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MERIDIAN -- The Meridian school district, now known as the West Ada School District has contracted out its bus service and that company is now looking for bus drivers.

Cascade Student Transportation has been holding a job fair for the past two days.

Wednesday they were at The Village at Meridian.

"We'd like people that have good driving records,"said Mark Worley, Cascade Student Transportation. "We are just looking for good safe people who love to work with kids that can come and drive for us."

After being hired, training takes about two weeks and you have to get a CDL license.

Last year there was a shortage of bus drivers. Schools changed their bell schedule to accommodate fewer buses for this year.

Cascade Student Transportation was one of the three companies to bid on the contract. They won the bid and officially take over August 1. The company will be using buses currently owned by the district and will be in charge of updating the fleet overtime.

The regional director says they've hired most of the drivers from last year who still wanted a job. They are hoping to fill about 40 positions.

School starts on August 25.

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