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Parents can now check bus transportation assignment  & accommodation status online

 

Parents can now find their child's transportation assignment and the status of their transportation accommodation requests without calling or writing for updates.  Simply register for a Focus Parent Portal account. You can check student bus assignments, grades and more from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

  • For instructions on how to create a Focus Parent Portal account, click HERE.
  • For Focus Parent Portal account registration & password reset, click HERE.
  • For access to the Focus Parent Portal, click HERE.

For assistance with the Focus Parent Portal, contact your child's school.

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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
Safely Transporting Precious Cargo

The Transportation Department of the Escambia County School District places the safety of our students and staff as highest priority. We want to share the steps we are taking to maximize safety on our buses as we head back to school on August 24, 2020.

  • During the week before school begins, we will provide training to all school bus drivers, school bus assistants, and substitute drivers and assistants to ensure that everyone is prepared to carry out our enhanced safety protocol.
  • The Transportation Department will supply masks to all school bus drivers, school bus assistants, and substitute drivers and assistants.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to wear masks on board our buses. Please discuss this with your children, and practice with them at home to ensure they know how to wear masks correctly. If a student arrives to the bus stop without a mask, the driver will provide them with a paper mask.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided on every bus, for all school bus employees and students to use whenever entering and exiting the bus. Please discuss this with your children at home, and help them understand the importance of clean hands.
  • School buses will be thoroughly disinfected at least twice per day, using an aerosolized disinfectant mist that is safe for use in environments where children will be present. Disinfecting will be done while students are not on the bus, and the mist completely dries to the touch in 10 minutes once applied. This mist is effective for use on all interior school bus surfaces including seats, seat belts, walls, windows, and doors.
  • All school buses will have an established seating chart for every route—elementary, middle, and high school. This will assign each student to a specific seat, to prevent students from moving around to new seats each day or sharing seats with different children from one day to the next.

Your childrens’ safety is our #1 job, and we take that very seriously.

From the Director

Welcome! The Escambia County School District Transportation Department transports some 24,000 students over more than 260 school buses each and every school day.  It is one of the largest student transportation operations in the United States. The responsibility that guides that effort is immense, but our staff of 480 employees will not budge an inch without an abiding commitment to do it safely, dependably, and efficiently. That is our commitment to the students we transport and their parents, the public, and our schools.

 

Darlene Hart
Director of Transportation

Attention Parents!
Student Address Information

Please remember that unless your student's address information is current and accurate in the District's database, we cannot ensure he or she will be scheduled for transportation on the right bus to the right location. Please get to your child's school IMMEDIATELY after changing your address or contact information. That information not only improves the safety of the transportation evolution, it also helps ensure your child receives the appropriate student services and that the District can reach you in the event of an emergency. If you have any questions about this or about any other student transportation matter, please drop us a line.  For your convenience, we've provided web forms on our website that will be directed to a staff member who will quickly respond to your question or concern.

ALWAYS HIRING!

The Escambia County School District is seeking professionally-minded individuals to transport students to and from school. Applicants must be determined to make a positive difference in the lives of students and they must be committed to safety and excellence. We will train qualified applicants. Apply now by calling (850) 469-5328, apply in person at 100 E. Texar Drive, Pensacola or clicking HERE.

Escambia Bus

DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

Main Switchboard
Transportation Office
(850) 469-5591
M - F 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Mailing Address
Transportation Department
Escambia County School District
100 East Texar Drive
Pensacola, FL 32503-2900
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Director's Office
Darlene Hart, Director
(850) 469-5488 [e-mail]

Sarah Nanny, Secretary
(850) 469-5488 [e-mail]

Operations Administration
Devona Chance-Gulley
(850) 469-5513 [e-mail]

Hattie Weathers
(850) 469-5590 [e-mail]

Kim Cooper
(850) 430-7469 [e-mail]

Susan Zampach
(850) 430-7526 [e-mail]

Glory Stone
(850) 469-5606 [e-mail]

Amber Johnston
(850) 429-2967 [e-mail]

Route Managers

Garage 
Derrick Pires, Manager
(850) 469-5508 [e-mail]

Transportation Stores (Parts)
Theresa Dimmick, Manager
(850) 469-5505 [e-mail]

Safety & Training
Kate Lewis, Manager
(850) 469-5328 [e-mail]

Fuel & Keys
Mark Duncan, Data Clerk, Fuel Accounts & Keys, FuelMaster
(850) 469-5489 [e-mail]

GIS (Mapping)
Paul Combes, Manager
(850) 469-5592 [e-mail]

Video & GPS
Miryea Shasteen, Video & GPS Specialist
(850) 469-5558 [e-mail]