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Transportation

The San Dieguito Union High School Transportation Department operates a fleet of 49 school buses to serve our students' transportation needs. Statistically, school buses provide the safest method of transporting students to and from school.  Students are 50 times safer riding a school bus than driving themselves, 20 times safer than riding with a parent.  The State of California requires School Bus Drivers to complete an extensive training and licensing program in order to become a certified driver.  The Transportation Department operates two bus terminals.  Our special needs bus fleet is headquartered at La Costa Canyon High School, and home-to-school buses operate out of the bus yard at San Dieguito High School Academy.  All District buses are tracked by GPS to enhance safety and security.  San Dieguito Transportation is home to 48 classified employees; of which, there are 39 licensed School Bus Drivers, 3 Bus Aides and 5 members of the Garage Staff.  The Transportation Department workforce is well-organized, highly-trained and dedicated to student safety.  Our professional staff works hard to maintain a valued service to our students, school and community.
 
Restructuring of San Dieguito Transportation
 
At its meeting on June 18, 2020, the SDUHSD Board of Education made the decision to restructure the Transportation Department to better serve our students with the highest needs.  As part of this restructuring comes the decision to eliminate middle school home-to-school transportation for general education students beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The routes that will remain will be for students with special needs that require transportation as well as our two shuttle bus routes to Torrey Pines and Sunset High Schools for our low-income students.
 
This was a difficult decision for the Board and one that was taken with serious contemplation but one that was made in order to prevent cuts to the classroom.  
 
To view the letter from the Associate Superintendent of Business Services, please click for the English or Spanish version.
 
 
For those families that have purchased Transportation bus passes for their student(s) for the 2nd semester of the 2019/20 school year, we will be providing a prorated refund for the remaining 3 months of the school year.  Please click the link above to view the letter from the Director of Transportation.
 
 
 
CONTACTS (760) 753-8298
     
Name Position Extension
     
Antonio Perez Director of Transportation 5052
Cindy Cruz Operations Supervisor 6068
Marrianne Gallacher Administrative Secretary 5067
Theresa Clark Dispatcher 6063
Kim Peterson Router / Scheduler 6062
Ana Maria Ochoa Driver Instructor 5072
John Redman Garage Supervisor 5077
Debbie Windle Dispatcher/Field Trip Coordinator 6061