Welcome to the Transportation
Department website. We have designed our website for you, and hope you will
find the information you need about school bus transportation for your student.
Should you have any questions, please contact our office.
Mark Desmond Supervisor, Transportation Department
The mission of the Transportation Department is to provide safe, professional and efficient transportation for students to and from school; and all extracurricular activities and school-related events.
We provide safe, reliable, on-time service with professional drivers, well-maintained buses and a competent staff. Each day, we transport more than 2,500 students to school – almost half of the District's entire student population. In addition, we safely transport students to more than 1,700 field trips and other events during the year.
All of our bus drivers meet Ohio Department of Transportation standards for school bus operations to include: a commercial driver's license (CDL), annual physical, background check, drug-testing and mandatory training requirements to include testing by a state examiner. All of our buses are annually inspected before school starts by an Ohio State Highway Patrol examiner. We also have three spot checks throughout the year by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. All of our buses are checked before and after each trip and our mechanics ensure that the buses are maintained in top condition. Our mechanics also work to maintain our administrative vehicles in safe condition. The Shaker Heights Schools bus safety record is among the best in the state.
To become recognized for first-class, student transportation services.
Goals and Objectives for 2017 - 2018. We will support the District Strategic Plan by:
- Emphasize driver safety at all times - increase first-time pass rate on state spot checks.
- Improve professional development activities for drivers, mechanics and staff.
- Practice student safety drills with fidelity.