MCCSC hopes the pay increase will help address an ongoing bus driver shortage, which led the district to outsource some of its routes this year.
Michigan-based Auxilio Services has 30 days to address the problems.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation began classes Wednesday morning with "minimal" problems with busing, according to a spokesperson.
Muncie Schools were open Monday after canceling classes Thursday and Friday because of widespread busing problems.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation is confident its bus drivers will be prepared for the first day of school.
Muncie Community Schools will cancel school for a second day in a row over busing problems that arose on its first day of the school year Wednesday.
The Indiana Supreme Court ruled that school transportation is not a constitutional right.
Franklin Township has received some relief after budget cuts, but it is still trying to regain its financial footing.
Representative Mike Speedy says the fee has caused hazardous conditions for students.