North East ISD is offering new school bus drivers a sign-on bonus of up to $2,000.

According to a news release, new drivers who have their commercial driver’s license will get a $2,000 signing bonus.

NEISD will train potential drivers for their CDL test if they do not already have one. Those drivers will receive a $1,000 signing bonus, the release states.

Current NEISD transportation employees can also earn a $2,000 referral bonus for referring a friend, the release states.

Drivers must apply online before Oct. 31 to receive the referral or sign-on bonus.

NEISD officials said they have sought ways to increase recruitment and retention of bus drivers and other positions districtwide.

The first day of class in NEISD is Aug. 14.