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Link to Bus Ticket App Login Page (MyLinks)

ClicHERE to access the login page for the Bus Ticket Application (authorization is limited by name; access is available from within the District firewall only).

2019-20 School Start-Release Schedule

 

Click to download the 2019-20 School Start-Release Schedule.

2017-18 School-Based Bus Coordinator's Handbook

The School-Based Bus Coordinator's Handbook contains valuable information for school-based school bus operators and those responsible for the care of school-based buses and coordinating their use. Click HERE to download the handbook.

2017-18 Administrator's Transportation Handbook

The Transportation Department has released 2017-18 edition of Administrator's Transportation Handbook. The handbook includes references to applicable School Board Rules and Statutes, procedures, descriptions of processes, and helpful answers to questions frequently asked of school staff about student transportation. Click HERE to download.

2017-18 School Bus Operator & Assistant Handbook

The School Bus Operator & Assistant Handbook contains valuable information for school-based school bus operators. Click HERE to download the handbook.

Bus Stop Locator Tool

The 2019-20 Bus Stop Locator Tool is now available. Please note that since the Bus Stop Locator Tool logic is built on geographical references, it refers only to bus stop locations and times for students who reside in their school's attendance zone. Therefore, it does not pertain to students who attend school on a school choice approval or other students who attend school "out of zone" or "out of district."

- ACCESS Bus Stop Locator Tool (Click HERE
- DOWNLOAD Bus Stop Locator Tool Tutorial (iPad/iPhone/Mac) (Click HERE)
- DOWNLOAD Bus Stop Locator Tool Tutorial (PC) (Click HERE)
- DOWNLOAD Bus Stop Locator Tool Instructions Document (PDF) (Click HERE)

Note: For stop information relating to Choice and Center-to-Center programs (and all other non-traditional neighborhood stops) please refer to the following links:

 

Routes for schools with center-to-center (C2C) transportation can be downloaded via these links:

Brown Barge Middle School C2C

N. B. Cook Elementary School C2C

Pensacola High School IB C2C

West Florida High School C2C

Note: Transportation service on board these buses is provided on a space available basis and must be requested by the parent/guardian and approved by the route manager in advance.

 

Best Practice

The preferred approach for using the Bus Stop Locator Tool:

1. VERIFY new student registrants and addresses
2. UPDATE FOCUS to indicate the student's registration status at your school
3. LOCATE the bus stop that is appropriate to the student's verified address of record
4. PRODUCE the bus ticket and PROVIDE it to the student's school bus operator, saving a copy for your records
5. COMMUNICATE with the parents to ensure they know the student's bus stop location

If circumstances preclude updating TERMS before issuing a bus ticket and placing a student on the bus:

1. LOCATE the bus stop that is appropriate to the student's verified address of record
2. PRODUCE the bus ticket and PROVIDE it to the student's school bus operator, saving a copy for your records
3. COMMUNICATE with the parents to ensure they know the student's bus stop location
4. VERIFY new student registrants and addresses as soon as possible
5. UPDATE FOCUS to indicate the student's registration status at your school

Note: Incorrect addresses recorded on bus tickets can result in students being delivered at wrong addresses. These errors will ultimately flag in routing software, requiring new address verification and student re-routing. Care should be taken to avoid initial processing errors by ensuring each bus ticket is verified by an authorized school official prior to placing a student on the bus.

Bus Routes & Rosters

(Available two weeks after the start of the school year.)

- ACCESS District Infofinder le Web Page (Click HERE)
- DOWNLOAD Infofinder le Instructions Document (PDF) (Click HERE)

The District’s school bus routing software enables the Transportation Department to upload changes to routes and rosters as those changes are made on your route manager’s computer. That enables you to maintain access to the most current transportation information available. Once your route manager receives your bus tickets for new students, he/she will verify student bus stops and add them to your rosters. Routes will be automatically updated as students are added to the software.

Note: Incorrect addresses recorded on bus tickets can result in students being delivered at wrong addresses. These errors will ultimately flag in routing software, requiring new address verification and student re-routing. Care should be taken to avoid initial processing errors by ensuring each bus ticket is verified by an authorized school official prior to placing a student on the bus.

Transportation School Board Rules & Florida Statutes

For Escambia District School Board Rules governing school bus transportation, click HERE.

For Florida Statutes governing school bus transportation, click HERE.

For Florida School Board Rules governing school bus transportation, click HERE.

Specialized Transportation (ESE) SOP

Click HERE for the Joint Transportation/ESE Department SOP on IEP Development for Transportation.

Forms

 

IMPORTANT: For best results in filling and saving form-fill PDF forms, save or download the form to your desktop (right click "PDF" and click "Save Link As...") then edit the saved blank form from your computer (not your internet browser). Then, save the completed form with a unique file name on your computer in order to retain the original blank form as a template on your computer. Continue to refer to this page, however, to ensure you are using the most current version of the form.

 

Form 1.21a - Activity Bus Inspection Checklist - A school bus safety Inspection utilizing the inspection checklist is required before and after each trip. This form remains on the bus until filed at the garage during the monthly bus inspection. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 3.10a - Request for School Bus Video Review - To be completed by schools when requesting Transportation Department review of school bus video. The form helps ensure accurate communication of the request, and a record of the investigation and action taken. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 4.02e - Activity Trip Transportation Request/Invoice - To be completed by schools and submitted by Transportation Department activity trip representatives when requesting activity trip transportation services. (WEBFORM)

REPLACED Form 6.03e - Request for Transportation Accommodation - This form has been replaced by Form 6.11 (Request for School Choice Transportation Service), Form 6.18 (Request for Magnet School Transportation Service), or Form 6.19 (Request for Alternate Bus/Bus Stop Service).

Form 6.06g - Specialized Transportation Services Slip - To be completed by IEP committees and submitted to the Transportation Department in order to procure transportation services for ESE students whose IEP requires specialized transportation services. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 6.07a - Pre-K Weekly Transportation Log - To be completed by the teacher as he/she records the manner in which Pre-K students were transported to and from school. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 6.08a - Pre-K Daily Bus Manifest - To be completed by the teacher and given to the school bus operator each day to account for the students who board and ride the bus from school. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 6.09a - K-1 Daily Bus Manifest - This form is a daily record of students transported home on a school bus. Retain one day. Submit to the SBO until Labor Day. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

NEW Form 6.11b - Request for School Choice Transportation Service - To be completed by parents/guardians requesting transportation service in conjunction with their student's attendance at a school of choice (other than magnet schools where a different form is used). This form is sent by the parent/guardian directly to the Transportation Department which will communicate directly with the parent/guardian regarding its status. This form must be submitted directly to the Transportation Department no later than July 1 in order for it to be considered for approval in time for the start of the school year. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 6.12c - Elementary School Choice Transportation Request - To be completed ANNUALLY by parents/guardians requesting transportation service in conjunction with an elementary school Choice with transportation transfer. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)
Form 6.13b - Opportunity Scholarship Transportation Request - To be completed by parents/guardians requesting transportation service in conjunction with an opportunity scholarship transportation transfer. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 6.14a Bus Request Form - To be completed by schools when requesting school buses to be driven by school-based drivers when District school bus operators are not available for trip assignment. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 6.16b Foster Care Transportation Services Slip - The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), effective December 10, 2016, includes provisions for students in foster care to be provided transportation service to and from their school of origin if it is in the student's best interest. This form facilitates and documents the provision of those services in accordance with the law. (This form is processed through the Office of School Choice.) (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 6.17b McKinney-Vento Student Transportation Services Slip - The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act guarantees a child qualified as homeless the right to attend the local attendance school or their school of origin, if it is the student's best interest.  This form facilitates and documents the provision of those services in accordance with the law. (This form is processed through the District Homeless Student Advocate.) (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

NEW Form 6.18b - Request for Magnet School Transportation Service - To be completed by parents/guardians requesting transportation service to and from their child's magnet school. This form is sent by the parent/guardian directly to the Transportation Department which will communicate directly with the parent/guardian regarding its status.  This form must be submitted directly to the Transportation Department no later than July 1 in order for it to be considered for approval in time for the start of the school year. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

NEW Form 6.19b - Request for Alternate Bus/Bus Stop Service - To be completed by parents/guardians requesting transportation service on board an existing bus or to/from a bus stop other than the one assigned to their child. (Use Form 6.06 for Choice transportation requests or Form 6.18 for Magnet School transportation requests.) This form is sent directly by the parent/guardian to the Transportation Department which will communicate directly with the parent/guardian regarding the status of the request. This form must be submitted directly to the Transportation Department no later than July 1 in order for it to be considered for approval in time for the start of the school year. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

REVISED Form 7.01c - Bus Stop Change Request - To be completed by parents/guardians requesting a bus stop change or a change of bus stop location. This form is sent by the parent/guardian directly to the Transportation Department which will communicate directly with the parent/guardian regarding its status. The parent/guardian may appeal denied bus stop location decisions to the Bus Stop Change Committee (BSCC). The BSCC has the authority to relocate bus stops as appropriate in a manner consistent with School Board Rules and statutes as long as the safety, efficiency, and dependability of the existing bus stop is not degraded and as long as a bus stop change will not pose an unwarranted hardship on another student. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 7.02c - Pre-K Student Transportation Guidelines - Supplemental guidance (and parent acknowledgment) to School Board Rules and the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook regarding the transportation of Pre-Kindergarten students. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 7.03a - Pre-K Bus Intake Form - Provides the school bus operator with essential student contact information and designates adults (18 years or older) who are authorized to meet the student at the bus stop. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Atypical Transportation Roster Worksheet - Worksheet used for listing returning and newly registered students for programs (other than ESE) requiring special routing attention. These include ESOL, TAPP, I-Care, Pre-K, FRAME, Migrant, C2C Transfer, and PATS. (EXCEL Icon - Excel - Small.gif)

Bus Evacuation Safety Drill - School principals direct school bus emergency evacuation drills during the first six weeks of each semester and maintain documentation using this form per State Board Rule 6A-3.017.  (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

White Fleet Vehicle Driver Responsibilities & Checklists - SOPs pertaining to the care and operation of District non-school bus vehicles (white fleet vehicles). The document includes pertinent SOPs, driver acknowledgment of responsibilities, and the vehicle inspection checklist.  (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

Escambia Bus

 

Main Switchboard
Transportation Office - (850) 469-5591
M - F 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Mailing Address
Transportation Department
The School District of Escambia County
100 East Texar Drive
Pensacola, FL 32503-2900
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Director's Office
Steven Harrell, Director (850) 469-5488 [e-mail]
Ann Swanson, Secretary (850) 469-5488 [e-mail]

Operations Administration
Pat Jackson (formerly Gregory) (850) 429-2967 [e-mail]
Hattie Weathers (850) 469-5590 [e-mail]

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]

Data Clerk
Mark Duncan, 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]

Route Managers

Kim Aeppli Area 25 (850) 429-2949 [e-mail]

Richard Lopez Area 30 (850) 469-5603 [e-mail]

Darlene Hart Area 27 (850) 469-5492 [e-mail]

Mitzi Dykes Area 23 (850) 429-2952 [e-mail]

Shannon McCulley Area 24 (850) 469-5491 [e-mail]

Jennifer Repine Area 31 (850) 469-5493 [e-mail]
 

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