Transportation

The Transportation Department is responsible for the safe and timely transportation of students attending Tri-Creek School Corporation.

Transportation is provided to and from school for students living beyond a one-mile walking distance from their school.  For more information about school bus routes and bus stops, please call the Transportation Department at 696-6661.  An interactive map showing approximate school boundaries can be found by clicking here. Families seeking information on specific school placements should call the Transportation Department.  

Currently, Tri-Creek School Corporation services 72 routes per day, transporting more than 3,000 students and traveling 1,863 miles a day.  These figures do not include extracurricular trips.

Tri-Creek School Corporation provides training in all areas of student transportation, including management, safety, routing, defensive driving, maintenance, assertive discipline, and driver training.

Before hiring a new bus driver, Tri-Creek School Corporation provides the following in addition to the state’s requirements:

A minimum of 20 hours training, which includes both classroom and behind-the-wheel training
Pre-employment drug testing
Criminal history record check
Motor vehicle record check

Tri-Creek School Corporation participates in a random drug and alcohol pool for employees administered by a state-approved outside agency, where a percentage of bus drivers are chosen at random.  The chosen bus drivers are required to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test within one hour of notification.

Everybody has a job in school bus safety!

Across the country, about 22 million children ride to and from school each day in 350,000 buses.  Traveling on a school bus is the safest form of transportation, but it takes the combined efforts of students, parents, drivers, and other motorists to help keep it that way.

STUDENT’S JOB
Leave home early enough to arrive at your bus stop on time.
Wait for your bus in a safe place, well off the roadway.
Enter your bus in an orderly manner, and take your seat.
Follow the instructions of your bus driver.
Remain in your seat while the bus is in motion.
Keep aisles clear at all times.
Remain quiet and orderly.
Be courteous to your bus drive rand fellow passengers.
Be alert to traffic when leaving the bus.

PARENT’S JOB
To have children at the bus stop on time.
To know the rules for bus drivers.
To support the driver if behavior problems happen.

DRIVER’S JOB
To be in good physical condition.
To check the bus before and after each trip.
To drive safely at all times.
To obey all laws.

MOTORIST’S JOB
To know the bus law and obey it.
To report illegal school bus driving.