Welcome to the Transportation Department

Due to COVID-19, transportation has had to make a few changes to routes from previous years. Transportation will still operate for the school year of 2020-2021 but on a limited capacity. Due to the social distancing requirements on the buses, the routes will be pushed out to only transport the students living farthest from the school in the county.

We will have new rules and regulations for parents to read and sign for their students, most are the same but we have sent out a quick guideline for parents to know. One new precaution is that there will be temperature checks done on the buses. We have ordered temperature devices that attach to the bus so when the student walks up the step all they have to do is look at it or put their hand in 3 inches and it will take a reading. This will be done when they come on the bus and when they depart. Hand Sanitizer will be given to each student as they board and when they depart. The driver will disinfect the buses after each run.

We have widened the walking to school area. Please see this map and note that buses will not run within the red boundaries. Student who live within the radius of Sacket Street/ Scott Street to Holman Ave, and from Crestone Ave to Hwy 50 will be considered walking students. For the most part the routes will continue the same for pick up locations, but we may need to adjust as needed.

Evalyn Parks
Transportation Department


Hi and Welcome to the Salida School District R-32-J Transportation Department School of Distinction.

Keeping children safe is the first, middle, and last priority of the Salida School District transportation department. When parents put their children on the bus, they are trusting that their children will return to them safe and sound.  The school bus is the safest way to get to and from school. This is the privilege of Salida School District transportation team. We work on the trust that you as parents give us to safely transport your students. The transportation team cares deeply about the safety of their passengers, and takes this job very seriously. I would personally like to remind all motorists to be aware of the school buses out in our community. We are carrying the most precious cargo.

Here are some facts about the school bus industry:

School buses are the safest way for kids to get to and from school.
They are remarkably efficient.
They are an American-made product.
They provide jobs for hundreds of thousands of people.
School buses are fun to drive.
They are integral to athletic endeavors.
They are even more integral to education.
School buses also facilitate learning beyond the classroom.
They are even more integral to education.


Evalyn Parks

Transportation Director




As the Director of Salida School District R-32-J, I am honored to be able to take care of the students and staff. I have been with the district now for 17 years; there have been challenges but in transportation we persevere and keep the wheels on the bus going “Round & Round”.

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Bus Routes

Walking Map
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Bus Rules

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