The Transportation Department oversees the safety of our most precious cargo – our students – making sure they are safe en route to school, home, or school activities. Statistically, school buses are the safest mode of transportation to and from school.
If you would be interested in driving a bus or becoming a bus assistant, we encourage you to make Union Public Schools your choice. Let us train you to drive a bus or become a bus assistant. We look forward to hearing from you.
More than 10,000 students rode the bus on a regular basis during 2016-2017. The district maintained a fleet of 112 school buses and 90 support vehicles. Our buses traveled 1,073,008 total miles - 955,625 miles on regular routes and 117,383 miles on field trips. Activity buses traveled more than 90,000 miles during the school year.
The district ran 14 after-school routes and 26 shuttles, and eight vehicles traveled 10,518 miles for the McKinney-Vento/Foster Care programs. The district purchased 169,686 gallons of diesel fuel and 44,797 gallons of unleaded fuel for a combined cost of $341,765.
Susan Pettit Transportation Coordinator