Transportation

Welcome to the District Transportation Department. We have a team of very respectful and caring drivers. Transporting students safely is our goal. You, as parents, can help us achieve that goal by reminding students of these simple rules:
Keep the bus clean
Remain seated
Do not distract the driver
No food or drink on the bus

Bus Safety

Please pay attention to school buses displaying flashing lights!
STOP!
You will save a life!
Troopers: In first 12 days of school, 99 reports of Minnesota drivers violating school bus traffic laws (fox9.com)

Face Masks

On January 29, 2021, CDC issued an Order that required face masks to be worn by all people while on public transportation (which included all passengers and all personnel operating conveyances) traveling into, within, or out of the United States and U.S. territories.

Are masks required on school buses?
Yes,
passengers and drivers must wear a mask on school buses, including buses operated by public and private school systems, subject to the exclusions and exemptions in CDC's Order. Operators of school buses should refer to the Department of Education's COVID-19 Handbook for additional guidance.

There are some categories of people that are exempt from wearing a mask. To learn more about these exemptions please call the bus garage for clarification. This Federal mandate is currently set to expire on January 18, 2022

DHS to Increase Civil Penalties for Violations of the Federal Face Mask Requirement 

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will increase the range of civil penalties that may be imposed on individuals who violate the federal mask mandate at airports, on commercial aircraft, and in various modes of surface transportation, including passenger railroads, intercity bus services, and other public transportation.  The federal mask mandate for transportation, which was implemented by TSA on February 2, 2021, will remain in effect until January 18, 2022.   

The new range of penalties, which took effect Friday, September 10, 2021, will be $500-$1000 for first offenders and $1000-$3000 for second offenders. 

“Wearing a mask protects the traveling public and all of the personnel who make the travel experience safe, secure, and comfortable,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas.  “We will continue to enforce the mask mandate as long as necessary to protect public health and safety.”
“We appreciate the majority of travelers each day who voluntarily follow the requirement, but find this action necessary to maximize the protections for those who use and work within the transportation system, and to contain COVID-19,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. “By doubling the range of penalties, we seek to reinforce the importance of voluntary adherence.”  

TSA will provide updated signage at airports regarding these increased civil penalties.  For more information about the federal face mask requirement, visit the 
TSA Coronavirus webpage.

These federal mask mandate-related civil penalties are separate from the civil penalties the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues for individuals who engage in unruly and unsafe behavior.
 
Judith Harroun-Lord
Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC)
Transportation Security Administration
Department of Homeland Security


Employment opportunities

Full time position:

Service technician/bus driver
This position includes sign-on bonus and benefits. Duties include technical, electrical and detailing. Driving, when needed.

 

Part-time positions:
This is part-time as needed. We are in need of substitute and sporting event bus drivers.

Substitute drivers for routes

Sporting events and field trips

Contact

Stop in at the bus garage or call for more information.

Nick Klaseus
Transportation Director
klaseus.nick@isd391.org
507-931-5460