The Transportation Department employs over 300 staff members, all with a vital role in supporting and ensuring students are transported to their assigned locations cost effectively and safely. The support staff consist of Supervisors, Clerks, Routers, Dispatchers, Field Trip and Fleet personnel. The department has 5 area zones and 2 bus staging locations within the district. All bus driver training is completed on site by our safety trainers.
Sharing the Road with School Buses
In most cases, all drivers are required to stop when meeting or overtaking a stopped school bus that has
its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended when loading or unloading passengers. The only
exception to this rule is when highways are separated in the center by a dirt, grass or concrete median. In
this situation, only vehicles following or traveling alongside a school bus in the same direction must
stop. A warning that a bus stop is about to take place will always be given with the flashing amber lights
on the front and rear of the school bus. Upon seeing these flashing amber lights, vehicles approaching
the school bus from both the front and rear should immediately slow down and prepare to stop. All drivers
must pay special attention to children, be focused and exercise caution when in the vicinity of a school
bus stop, as student riders can sometimes be unpredictable. Once the bus is fully stopped, the flashing
red lights will activate and the stop arm will deploy. Vehicles must stop and should remain stopped until
all loading students are aboard in the morning or all unloading passengers have cleared 12 feet off the
roadway in the afternoon. Motorists should proceed with caution, only after passengers have cleared the
roadway, the stop arm is canceled and the flashing red lights are deactivated.