Transportation

2021 - 2022

Taylor County District School Board

Wendy Slaughter, Transportation Coordinator        1004 E Bay St Perry, Florida 32347

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year!  Our Taylor County School District Transportation Department is excited to get back on the road.  The responsibility that guides that effort is immense. Our staff will not budge an inch without an abiding commitment to do it safely, dependably, and efficiently. Our buses are clean, disinfected, and ready.  Employees have received training & the necessary supplies needed to combat the spread of COVID.    We will use all of resources to provide a safe ride daily, for everyone.

Please review the routes and choose the stop closest to your home.  Several routes have changed so please make sure you check for new bus numbers, new stop times & location.  We ask students to be at their stop five (5) minutes prior to their assigned pick-up time. When the bus is approaching the stop student should be out of their vehicle ready to board the bus as soon as the door opens.  As we attempt to maintain our set schedule, often times the bus is late due to weather, mechanical issues or student tardiness.  It is our goal to have all students to their respective schools for breakfast & first bell. 

Bus rules and registrations will be handed out to students the first week of school. We ask you fill out the registration forms completely, with current contact information.  This information is critical in case of an emergency.  To help ensure the safety of your children, take a moment to discuss the safety rules with them. Riding the bus is a privilege and repeat offenders with multiple referrals will lose their privilege.  It is important parents/guardians work closely with the driver to help maintain an orderly, safe environment on the school bus.

I have a fleet of drivers, bus aides, mechanics & office staff with the experience needed for the job. I am very proud to have such an amazing team to work with.   We are honored to transport the most precious cargo in Taylor County and will always take pride in “Transporting Our Youth into A Positive Future”. 

 

Respectfully,

Wendy Slaughter, Transportation Coordinator

Taylor County School District

 “Transporting Our Youth into A Positive Future”

Other Information

Please click on the links below to read about bus safety and rules regarding your responsibilities when a bus stops and you are driving in a car near it.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Thank you for the opportunity to transport your children to and from school.  We take pride in our district and want to provide a safe ride for all our students.  

The Transportation Department needs the support of our parents to explain the importance of bus expectations.  We ask you to go over the Bus Rules with your children.  It is important for everyone involved to understand we are committed to providing every student a safe, enjoyable ride to/from school.  Without help from home, this would not be possible.  Remember, our Taylor County School Board has adopted a plan that will result in loss of bus privileges for repeat violators of Bus Safety Rules.  It only takes ONE student distracting their bus driver to endanger the safety of all students.

Parents, please refrain from trying to board a school bus for any reason.  Our Drivers/Staff can be reached at 838-2505.  For the safety of everyone, each bus is equipped with a camera system.  We randomly view video for quality assurance & training purposes.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our department.  We look forward to a safe 2020-21 school year in Taylor County!

Please complete and return the attached registration form as soon as possible.

Every Student Must Submit a Bus Registration Form to be eligible for bus service.

 

Respectfully,

Wendy Slaughter, Transportation Coordinator

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We thank you for the opportunity to transport your children to and from school. We take pride in our district and want to provide a safe ride for all of our students. Please read below and return the attached registration form as soon as possible. Every Student Must Turn In a Bus Registration Form.

The Transportation Department especially needs the support of our parents to explain the importance of the bus regulations. We ask you to go over the Bus Rules with your children. It is important for everyone involved to understand we are committed to providing every student a safe, enjoyable ride to/from school. Without your help from home, this would not be possible. Remember, our Taylor County School Board has adopted a plan that will result in loss of bus privileges for repeated violations of Bus Safety Rules. ONE student whose actions are distracting to their bus driver can endanger the safety of all students. Reviewing these rules with your children will prevent problems in the future. Parents, please refrain from trying to board a school bus for any reason. Our Drivers/Staff can be reached at 838-2505 for any situation needing addressed.

Bus Conduct

*Students are encouraged to wear a mask while on bus during COVID-19 Pandemic.

*To maintain safety, No Person Shall Board a School Bus “Except Students Registered To That Bus”.

*A school bus is an extension of school, therefore students must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the established Code of Student Conduct.  You can expect to receive a bus referral for behavior that distracts the driver, disrupts order or endangers the health & safety of others. 

*Students are expected to obey their driver at all times

*Students are expected to ride in their assigned seats.

*Students are not to eat or drink on school bus.

*Students should be totally quiet at all RR Crossings.

*Students are responsible for any personal items brought onto bus (electronics, cell phones, laptop, band equipment, etc)

*Students will be held responsible for any VANDALISM caught on camera & will receive proper punishment along with REPAIR COST billed to parents/guardians.

*Students should be at their designated bus stop 5 minutes prior to scheduled pick-up time, bus will not wait beyond scheduled pick-up time.  (Be out of vehicle, ready to board when door opens).

*Students should stand off roadway & exhibit proper behavior while at bus stop.  (Parents are responsible for students at bus stop prior to loading & after unloading from school bus)

*No body parts are permitted outside bus windows, nor should student throw objects out windows.

*No large items permitted on school bus, including but not limited to boxes, cages, glass, school projects, animals, skateboards, large band instruments and offensive materials.  Absolutely No Weapons Permitted.

*Students who ride a bus they are not registered to, will need a note from their school with student name, destination address & working phone number to person receiving student.

 

 

For the safety of everyone, each bus is equipped with a camera system.  We randomly view video for quality assurance & training purposes.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our department (850) 838-2505. We look forward to a safe 2019-20 school year in Taylor County!

Respectfully,

Wendy Slaughter, Transportation Coordinator

“Transporting Our Youth Into A Positive Future"