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Transportation Department 909-580-5003
Erick Richardson, Director of Transportation Services | Regina Parks, Bus Operations Supervisor | Adalberto Navarro, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor | Claudia Gonzalez, Dispatcher | Veronica Carreon, Dispatcher | Glenda Castanaza, Dispatcher | Melissa Hernandez, Driver Trainer | Dianne Peck, Driver Trainer | Deedra Aranda, Administrative Assistant I
Your Children's Safety is Our Business
The Colton Joint Unified School District Transportation Department provides bus transportation for its students in accordance with the provisions of the Education Code. In order to provide this service with maximum safety, all students must understand the bus driver is in complete charge of the bus. School bus drivers have a tremendous responsibility entrusted upon them and it is important that they have your child's cooperation as well as your cooperation in following bus rules in order to make their bus ride a safe and enjoyable one.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are the bus routes designed?
Routes are designed for safety efficiency and the conservation of time.
May I walk my child across the street without the school bus driver's assistance?
NO. California law dictates that all students in grades Pre-K through 8 MUST be escorted by their school bus driver if they need to cross the street, even in the presence of the child's parent.
How are school bus Drivers trained?
All drivers must be certified by the California Highway Patrol. Prior to certification the driver must successfully complete a medical examination, complete twenty hours of classroom training, complete twenty hours of behind-the-wheel training, and pass a fingerprint and background check. All drivers must also complete ten hours of in-service training each year. Drivers must renew their licenses and certificate every five years.
Are school buses safe?
All school buses owned by the Colton Joint Unified School District must be certified by the Motor Carrier Division of the California Highway Patrol. Additionally, the terminal is inspected annually by the Motor Carrier Division to insure the buses are maintained according to state established standards and an approved, documented maintenance program is in place.