Transportation (775-423-7135)

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  • Russell, Stephan

    Director of Transportation

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  • Drinkut, Dustan

    Mechanic

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  • Lara, Jamie

    Driver Trainer

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  • Pursley, Micah

    Mechanic

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  • Turner, Ron

    Garage Foreman

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  • Webb, Gayle

    Transportation
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Transportation

Our Mission

"Your children's safety is our main concern"

Welcome Back to the 2016-2016 School Year!

Welcome to the Transportation Department for Churchill County School District. Our goal is to get students to and from school in the safest, most effective means possible. This is a large undertaking as we transport over 1,200 students to and from school each day.

Middle school and high school students that live within the city limit walk to school. Elementary students within the city limits walk to the nearest school to ride a transfer bus to their school. There will be transfer buses available at Northside Early Learning Center, but not at Lahontan Elementary. Students who used to go to Lahontan Elementary to catch a transfer bus must now go to the high school.

Bus stops in the county are limited to state/county maintained roads. Bus stops are set up to accommodate as many students as possible near the area of the stop. Please inform your child(ren) that a school bus ride is a privilege and not a right. Students must also be at their assigned bus stop five (5) minutes earlier than the scheduled time.

All of our buses have video with cameras placed both in front of the bus and the rear. Should there be an issue with behavior of any child, we will refer to the video for confirmation.

Safety is of the utmost importance. Be safe in the bus. Be safe around the bus. Do not pass the bus if the Red Lights are Flashing.

NRS 481.3571 states that "the driver of any vehicle upon a highway street or road, when meeting or overtaking, from either direction, any school bus, equipped with signs and signals required by law, which has stopped on the highway, street or road to receive or discharge any pupil and is displaying a flashing red light signal visible from the front and rear , shall bring his vehicle to an immediate stop and shall not attempt to overtake or proceed past the school bus until the flashing red signal ceases operation. "The driver of a school bus who observes a violation of NRS 484.357 may prepare a report of the violation to be turned into law enforcement.

It is A Misdemeanor To Pass a School Bus With Red Lights Flashing.

This includes a multi-lane highway in both directions.

WHEN IN DOUBT STOP

Be extra cautious around the schools.

School Bus Rules

CCSD School Bus Rules

Parent/Guardian: Please take a few minutes and review the rules below with your student. These rules apply to all regular routes, field trips and all sporting events. Our responsibility is the safe transportation of your students in our care. Bus routes and bus stops will be limited to state/county maintained roads and city streets. Please return the attached receipt within two weeks so that your student (‘s) may continue to ride the bus. Student can help to ensure safe transportation by following these rules:

  1. Students should arrive at their assigned bus stops five (5) minutes before the scheduled time and board and exit the bus in a safe and orderly manner (no shoving or pushing). When at a bus stop respect homeowner’s property; no running on lawns, playing in the streets, teasing animals and most importantly DO NOT DESTROY OTHER PEOPLES’ PROPERTY!
  2. Student’s transported in a District vehicle shall be under the authority of and be responsible directly to the vehicle’s driver. All vehicles are considered to be an extension of the classroom; the same conduct is expected as in the classroom. All Buses will be video equipped to ensure student and driver safety.
  3. While in a District vehicle students must remain seated, facing forward. Keep all parts of your body inside the bus and out of the aisle. No loud, defamatory or profane language is allowed at any time. The driver has the authority to assign seats if necessary.
  4. At no time may students throw objects in, on or at other vehicles. Emergency exits, hatches and windows are not to be used as regular exits or entrances. These are for emergency use only. Any passenger found using these exits will have their riding privileges automatically suspended.
  5. Boisterous conduct, fighting, profanity and abusive behavior towards a driver or student will result in automatic suspension of riding privileges along with notification being sent to students school for further disciplinary action to all students involved.
  6. Deviations in bus stops are not allowed (i.e. students changing stops). The only approved exception will be if a student provides a note from their parent or guardian to the school for approval by the student's school. A school bus pass must be given to the driver prior to riding the bus. STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WALK BETWEEN SCHOOLS FOR TRANSFERS.
  7. The following items and activities are not allowed on any school bus; weapons of any kind, live or dead animals, tobacco products, lighters, matches, the wearing of athletic footwear with spikes or cleats, or any item large enough to deprive seating for a student or blocking of an aisle (skateboards, scooters, musical instruments, school projects, etc.), drugs or alcohol. The school district is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal property.

DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES

Please impress upon your child the importance of proper behavior on the bus. Misbehavior may cause his/her bus riding privilege to be revoked. Any behavior that distracts the driver is a SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD that endangers all passengers. Even though the law DOES require school attendance for all eligible children, Nevada law DOES NOT require that school bus service be provided. It is offered at the option of the local school trustees and may be revoked for cause. A copy of all Misconduct Reports will be mailed to the parent.

  1. The first Misconduct Report will be considered a warning and could result in riding privileges being suspended on all busses for three to five days depending on the severity of the misconduct.
  2. The second report could result in a conference with parent, driver and Transportation Manager and three to five days’ suspension of riding privileges on all busses.
  3. The third report will result in suspension of the student’s riding privileges for up to two weeks on all busses.
  4. The fourth report will result in suspension of all transportation privileges for the remainder of the school year. Habitual misconduct may result in permanent suspension from the privilege of bus transportation. Suspension from bus transportation does not excuse the student from school attendance.
  5. Any other offenses that jeopardize the health, safety, and well being of students, bus driver, or bus will result in automatic suspension.

THE FOLLOWING INFRACTIONS WILL RESULT IN MANDATORY EXPULSION FROM THE SCHOOL BUS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR:

  1. Physical harm or threat of physical harm to driver/objects thrown at driver.
  2. Possession of a firearm or dangerous weapon as well as assault and battery. (NRS 202.265)

STUDENT SAFETY / ENTERING AND EXITING THE BUS SAFELY

  1. Avoid the danger zones! Take ten (10) steps away from the bus before crossing. Never cross in the back of any school bus.
  2. Stop! Before crossing wait for your drivers signal.
  3. Check for traffic both ways.
  4. Listen! If your driver blows the horn, go back.
  5. Cross while continuing to check for traffic from both directions.
  6. Always walk straight across, never at an angle.
  7. If you drop something under or near a vehicle, tell the driver. NEVER stop and try to pick it up yourself.
  8. Please familiarize your students with the Bus safety diagram on the back of this pamphlet!
  9. Students are to be absolutely quiet at all railroad crossings.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

In winter months, bad weather may close schools or prevent school buses from operating. We notify KVLV radio, 980 AM when a decision is made and the announcement is made many times. The Transportation Department is open at 6:45 AM.

"FLASHING RED LIGHTS ON A SCHOOL BUS"

Motorists who pass school buses, which are stopped to load or unload students, have become a major safety concern across the nation and Churchill County is no exception. The 1997 Nevada Legislature passed legislation directing the School Districts to provide information on the law governing the passing of a school bus and safety at school zones as well as student safety around a school bus.

N.R.S. 484.357 states the driver of any vehicle upon a highway, street or road, when meeting or overtaking, from either direction, any school bus, equipped with signs and signals required by law, which has stopped on the highway, street or road to receive or discharge any pupil and is displaying a flashing red light signal visible from the front and rear, shall bring his vehicle to an immediate stop and shall not attempt to overtake or proceed past the school bus until the flashing red signal ceases operation.

The driver of a vehicle upon a divided highway need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus that is positioned in the other roadway. The driver of a vehicle need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus where traffic is controlled by a traffic officer.

"Divided highway" means a highway divided into two or more roadways by means of a physical barrier (i.e., wall, curb, island) or dividing section, constructed so as to impede the conflict or vehicular traffic traveling in opposite directions. THE RENO HIGHWAY IS NOT A DIVIDED HIGHWAY! Motorists who travel the four-lane portion of the highway must stop for the school bus when traveling in either direction.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and: (a) for a third or any subsequent offense within 2 years after the most recent offense, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000. and his driver’s license must be suspended for not more than 1 year. (b) For a second offense within 1 year after the first offense, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $250 nore more than $500 and his driver’s license must be suspended for 6 months. (c) For a first offense or any subsequent offense for which a punishment is not provided for in paragraph (a) or (b), shall be punished by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $500.

The driver of a school bus who observes a violation of NRS 484.357 is empowered by state law to prepare a report of the violation.

A REMINDER, please be extra cautious in a school zone (speed limit 15 MPH) and around a school where the bus stops are located. If the flashing red lights are operating and stop arms are extended, you are required to stop!

EVACUATION DRILLS

Federal Regulations require that we conduct Bus Evacuation Drills twice a year. These are done in the fall and the spring.

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Contact Us

We are located at 283 Sherman Street, Fallon, Nevada 89406
Phone: 775-423-7135
Fax: 775-428-2877