Transporting Safely Through Teamwork
The timely and safe delivery of students to and from school is a huge responsibility that requires the teamwork of many people.Bus drivers, mechanics, driver trainers, dispatchers, office staff, and the transportation supervisor act as a team to accomplish safe transportation every day.
Buses are inspected prior to leaving the transportation facility to insure that all mechanical and safety systems operate properly.In addition, regular preventative maintenance keeps the fleet in top condition.The Washington State Patrol inspects the entire fleet each summer additionally they arrive unannounced during the winter and randomly inspect 25% of the fleet.
All Olympia school bus drivers are thoroughly trained, and attend annual in-service classes to keep up to date with safety awareness. Each of our drivers hold commercial driver licenses and are subject to Washington State Patrol and FBI background checks.
The Olympia School District Transportation Web Page can be used to look up bus stop and route information, find emergency schedule information, and other information related to transportation. Staff members can request field trip buses and confirm the schedule information. As we grow we hope to be able to continue to serve the members of the community in an efficient manner.
The Transportation Center is open from 6 AM to 5 PM on days when school is in session. On non-school week days, office hours are generally from 6 AM to 2:30 PM. The Transportation Center is located in the Mottman Industrial Area.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Olympia School District Transportation Department is frequently looking for people who would be interested in becoming school bus drivers. The normal process starts with completing an application at the Personnel Office at Educational Service District #113, located at 601 McPhee Rd., Olympia 98502. The phone number is 753-2855. The Olympia School District is an equal opportunity employer.
Individuals who complete training are hired as substitute school bus drivers and can expect to work at one of the most demanding and satisfying jobs. The hours are generally from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM, and again from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. If this is a career that interests you, please submit your application.
OSD Transportation Department
3000 R.W. Johnson Road
Olympia, WA 98512
Voice: 360.596-7700 / Fax: 360.596.7701
Fred Stanley, Supervisor 596-7700
Dawn Cooper, Dispatcher 596-7700