Did you know?
The Transportation Department operates 37 school buses and eight auxiliary vehicles that transport more than 1,700 students on a daily basis. District buses travel more than 650,000 miles per year, averaging almost 20,000 miles per bus.
Our #1 goal each day is to transport all student bus riders safely to and
from school. In order to accomplish this goal, we need the cooperation of the
students. Good student behavior while entering, riding, and leaving the bus
contribute in many ways to safe transportation. Such conduct makes it possible
for the driver to give full attention to the roadway and other drivers.
Bus riders need to be waiting 5 minutes at their bus stop before
the bus arrives. We have 29 routes and transport nearly 1700 riders daily. If the bus has to wait on a student, it
delays the arrival of the bus at the next stop. While it may only be a minute,
if it happens five to ten times, the bus is now five to ten minutes late toward
the end of the route. The riders at the end of the route may have to wait
outside longer and if the weather is poor, this greatly affects their
In the evening when transporting our students home our drivers watch out
especially for preschool thru 2nd grade, making sure someone is
there for them. If we have to wait, this
extends the time we get the others home.
So if you have a little one, please make sure you’re out there when we