Pupil transportation is a vital component of our public school system. The task of safely transporting children, to and from school, at consistent route times can be quite a daunting and challenging task. Due to the large geographical area of Plum Borough (28 square miles), scheduling and routing are critical to the success of the Transportation Department.
The Plum Borough School District operates, on average, 52 school bus runs and 11 mid-day runs, per school day. Additionally, we run extracurricular, sporting and special bus runs as required. The Plum Borough School District employs 55 regular bus drivers, 8 bus aides and 3 mechanics, along with a list of substitute drivers and aides. Currently, there are 62 vehicles in the school bus fleet along with 7 other owned vehicles.
The Transportation Department provides its main services to 6 schools within the district, however it has auxillary services to 42 schools outside of the district. The buses will travel 716,000 miles (est.) this year, or nearly 4000 miles (est.) each day. The safety of the students during each and every mile is the Transportation Department’s utmost concern.