Welcome to the 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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