Welcome to the Transportation Department

Due to COVID-19, transportation has had to make a few changes to routes from previous years.

There are rules and regulations for parents to read and sign for their students.  We will have assigned seating for all students. All students are required to wear a mask per current DOT requirements. If your child is ill please keep them at home. Hand Sanitizer will be available for 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.

If you have small/ young students riding the bus we encourage all parents  to please be at the bus stop to meet them. With the schedule of some buses and the time of year it will be dark early and again in the afternoons and we do not want to see a young student, walking down a road/some stops on the Highway, without a parent or guardian with them. If you do allow your student to be left off at the stop with our supervision please contact the driver or call me in my office so I can make the notation in the drivers book and speak with the driver that you have consented to have the student walk home without your supervision.

Learn about job openings for school bus drivers. 

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

eparks@salidaschools.org

719-530-5231

 

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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