Transportation

Transportation Request Form

Transportation Request Form for District staff members.

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Kindergarten Safety Rules and Policies

Kindergarten Bus Transportation Information Sheet
This information sheet should be filled out at the beginning of the year when registering your student. It is very important to indicate who is authorized to be picking up your student at the bus stop each day. The driver will not drop off a kindergartner at a bus stop without an authorized person to pick the student up. If this should occur, the student will be returned to their home school.

School Bus Safety


Parents play an important role in reinforcing school bus safety, by knowing the rules and talking to their children about them.

Students riding a school bus should always:

  • Arrive at the bus stop five minutes early.
  • Stand at least 5 giant steps (10 feet) away from the edge of the road. * Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it's okay before stepping onto the bus.
  • Be careful that clothing and drawstrings and book bags with straps or dangling objects do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting the bus.
  • Check both ways for cars before stepping off the bus.

Interesting School Bus Facts

*Approximately 480,000 yellow school buses carry 25 million children to and from school every weekday.

*David Douglas transports approximately 5000 students per day. David Douglas drivers have an excellent safety record.

*Only half of America's students take the school bus to school; the others use more dangerous forms of transportation.

*According to the National Academy of Sciences, an average of 820 students are killed annually during school transportation hours, but less than 2% of them are school bus passengers.

*In the United States we lose more than 800 children every year because they are not in school buses. Most of the fatalities (55%) occur in cars driven by teenagers.

Oregon state law regarding riding school buses

RULES GOVERNING PUPILS RIDING SCHOOL BUSES OAR 581-53-010
1. Pupils being transported are under authority of the bus driver.

2. Fighting, wrestling, or boisterous activity is prohibited on the bus.

3. Pupils shall use the emergency door only in case of emergency.

4. Pupils shall be on time for the bus both morning and evening.

5. Pupils shall not bring animals, except approved assistance guide animals, firearms, weapons, or other potentially hazardous materials on the bus.

6. Pupils shall remain seated while the bus is in motion.

7. Pupils may be assigned seats by the bus driver.

8. When necessary to cross the road, pupils shall cross in front of the bus or as instructed by the bus driver.

Transportation Contact Information

2904 SE 122nd
Portland, OR 97236

Phone 503-256-6526

Bob Jacobson - Manager
April Hansen - Dispatcher
Michelle La'Brecque - Dispatcher
Terrie Garcia - Payroll/Dispatcher
Kathy Calkins - Driver Trainer

Berta Poland has retired, please contact April Hansen for assistance with special needs dispatch. Terrie Garcia will be retired as of February 2014, please contact Human Resources for assistance at that time. Michelle La'Brecque is the new dispatch for Big bus, replacing April Hansen.

Bus Information

If you would like to look up information about possible school bus stops for your area, please click on the link below.

Click here for current bus information


In addition, all the 2013-14 bus routes are provided below:

Elementary Schools
Cherry Park
Earl Boyles
Gilbert Heights
Gilbert Park

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