Welcome to the Parkland School District Transportation Department!
Find your school with our new SCHOOL LOCATOR tool! The map includes our new school boundaries for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Simply enter your address and view the list of schools for any address within the Parkland School District.
Please note: Sending area school borders are subject to change at the District’s discretion. The Superintendent shall periodically review existing attendance areas and recommend to the Board any changes that may be justified.
Our mission is to provide safe transportation for all students of the Parkland School District.
Daily, the Parkland School District:
- Transports over 10,000 students in the morning and afternoon
- From within the 72 square miles of the District
- On approximately 180 schools buses and school vehicles
- Transports to 11 PSD schools and over 40 non-public schools and or special needs programs
Yearly, Parkland School District vehicles travel 1.7 million miles.
All school bus drivers are governed by the regulations of the U. S. and Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation. To become a school bus driver one must hold a CDL license with a passenger endorsement and pass a physical examination. The driver must participate in a 20 hour course which includes a minimum of 14 hours in the class room and 6 hours behind the wheel of a bus. When a state examiner passes the driver, he/she receives a school bus endorsement to their CDL license. Thereafter the driver must annually pass a physical exam and every four years be recertified by participating in a 10 hour course with a minimum of 3 hours behind the wheel training. All drivers must obtain the following clearances: a FBI finger print, criminal history check, Act 168, and a Pennsylvania Child Abuse clearance.
Additionally every quarter (3 months) 25% of all the drivers employed by Parkland are selected at random for a drug and alcohol test. This test is conducted without warning by federally licensed laboratories and the drivers are selected at random by a computer program. Any driver who tests positive for a controlled substance fails the test and loses their school bus endorsement and is terminated. Any driver who tests 0.02 for alcohol (which is 4 times tougher than the level for the general public) also loses their school bus endorsement. Failure to take the test at the time notified is considered a failed test and the driver loses their school bus endorsement.
All school buses are inspected annually every summer by the Pennsylvania State Police. Parkland School District bus and vehicle maintenance exceeds state minimum requirements.