Transporation Department

About Us

The Transportation Department of the Peters Township School District is a part of the Buildings and Grounds Department of the district. PTSD provides transportation service to all students except those who reside within designated walking areas. The district also provides bus service to private and parochial schools within ten miles from the boundaries of the township.

We are very proud of the safety record and the high quality of our state inspections. State inspections occur at a minimum of three times per year per vehicle. Our vehicles are constantly maintained throughout the school year. Of the twelve school bus garages inspected by the state police in our area, our buses were ranked number one for safety in 2004. We are routinely at the top of this safety inspection list.

Bus Schedule

Bus schedules have been carefully prepared to accommodate the transportation needs of the district. The times are approximate and subject to revision. Students are required to be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the designated time. Bus assignments for PTSD students has been provided via PowerSchool. 

For Transportation Information for Private, Parochial
and Vo-Tech Students is mailed or emailed home prior to the start of the school year. If you have questions please contact the Transportation Office or email Mrs.Tracy Bidoli.

Bus Transportation Safety

A high standard of student behavior on school buses while entering or leaving the buses is expected and will be required. The bus driver is in charge of the vehicle, and his or her instructions are to be obeyed. Visit Elementary Bus Safety Booklet (68KB)

Behavior Standards

Smoking, throwing objects from the bus or windows, rowdyism, standing while the bus is in motion, deliberate delays in boarding, unauthorized transferring to another bus, opening of emergency doors without the driver's permission (except in bona fide emergencies), distracting the attention of the driver, failure to cooperate with the driver, or any conduct detrimental to safe bus operation will result in a review of the offending student's opportunity to continue to ride the bus, and may cause permanent loss of this privilege or suspension from school. Damage to the vehicle will be charged to the student responsible. Surveillance cameras will be available for operation on all district and contracted vehicles.

Video cameras are used on school buses to enforce appropriate behavior. A high standard of student behavior on school buses, at bus stops, while loading and unloading, and while walking to and from bus stops is expected and will be required. The bus driver is in charge of the vehicle, and his or her instructions are to be obeyed.

The School District is responsible for disciplining students who misbehave at the bus stop or riding to and from school. Parents/guardians are responsible for the behavior of their own children on the way to and on the way from the bus stop.

Missed Bus Stops

If your child does not get off the bus at the assigned stop as planned, please contact the Transportation Department at 724-941-4850 x6012 or x6010 and they can contact the driver as soon as possible.

Bus Routes and Services Policy

A policy is in place that governs regular routes and service. Except when otherwise determined by the School Board for reasons of safety of students and vehicles, expediting routes, or convenience to the district, school buses will be routed through plans of homes only when a continuous forward progress can be maintained. School buses will not be routed into cul de sacs except for special situations that involve special needs students.
Visit District Policy No. 3541.31(40KB)

Employment

All bus drivers wear name badges. Bus drivers must be at least 21 years of age, have a commercial driver's license, pass a state school bus driver's exam, complete 20 hours of instruction, have Act 33/34 child abuse and criminal history clearance, possess F.B.I. clearances and fingerprinting requirements, pass pre-employment and random drug testing and pass an annual physical exam. Visit Employment

Contact Us

Building and Grounds Department
Maintenance Facility
110 Bell Drive
McMurray, PA 15317

Mrs. Tracy Bidoli
Assistant Supervisor of Buildings, Grounds and Transportation
Tel 724 941-4850 ext 6012
Fax 724 941-2051


Ms. Rebecca Myers-Matson
Secretary, Buildings, Grounds & Transportation
Tel 724 941-4850 ext 6010
Fax 724 941-2051

Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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