LAPS Bus Drivers Celebrated During Bus Driver Appreciation Week

bus driver appreciation_1 (2).JPGLos Alamos Public Schools bus drivers Audrey Brown and Mike Thompson chat after their weekly team meeting Wednesday morning. Photo Courtesy LAPS

bus driver appreciation_2 (1).JPGLos Alamos Public Schools bus driver trainee Susanna Silva, far left, bus driver Wendy Clayton, and substitute driver Lisa Reader enjoy their breakfast burritos during a surprise breakfast celebration of Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Photo Courtesy LAPS


On Wednesday morning, bus drivers with the Los Alamos Public Schools were recognized as part of Bus Driver Appreciation Week. 

Supt. Kurt Steinhaus thanked the drivers, assistants, and substitutes for their hard work and dedication to the students of LAPS with a surprise breakfast during their weekly team meeting. 

The LAPS Transportation Department is still looking for both Route and Substitute Drivers. 

Becoming a Bus Driver requires approximately 40 hours of training at $13.66 per hour and passing the CDL license exam. 

Substitute Bus Drivers earn $20.14 per hour. Route Drivers receive benefits and start at $20.40 per hour with the opportunity to earn a higher rate depending on previous experience.

For more information on how to become a bus driver for LAPS, please visit or contact either Trey Pereyra at or Keith Rosenbaum at