Uinta County School District #1

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Parent-Student Handbook

WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL BUS!!!

Uinta County School District No. 1 has a fleet of 33 buses and seven MPV’s to provide transportation and support to the students and educational system within the district. The School District accommodates an average of 1,500 riders each day, traveling over 1,100 miles.

DRIVERS

Each driver receives comprehensive training each year, has medical clearance and is licensed by the State of Wyoming before driving with children on the bus. The bus fleet is equipped with two-way radios that allow for immediate emergency contact between buses and the Transportation Department Office.

MAINTENANCE

A staff of experienced mechanics perform constant upkeep as well as preventive maintenance for the fleet vehicles. The drivers and students are responsible for daily service and cleanliness of the vehicles, respectively.

SCHEDULING AND ROUTING

Because our community is dynamic, the routes, stops and the bus loads may change weekly. Our Transportation Secretary and Transportation Technician located in the Transportation Facility at 2234 Yellow Creek Road, have up-to-date information. You may call 789-6216 or 789-7571, ext. 1081 for information concerning your child’s bus number, location of stop and time of stop.

HANDICAPPED STUDENTS

Requests for handicapped student transportation will be made through the district’s Special Education Department for approval before a bus can be scheduled.

SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

Requests for placement of Special Needs Routes will be made through the Building Principals and the Special Education Department for approval and before scheduling a bus.

ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

During extreme blizzard conditions, children will be taken to a safe “haven” or location. Drivers have been instructed not to leave small children at bus stops where they may be in danger. The drivers have been instructed to radio the Transportation office so that they can make every effort to locate a parent or guardian before taking the child back to his or her school.

Buses will not be crossing flooded areas, closed roads or roads blocked by snow. Parents will be notified and arrangements will be made for their pick-up and delivery.