The Transportation Department consists of 110 buses ranging from 20-passenger to 97-passenger capacity. We transport approximately 7000 students twice a day, 180 days a year to 66 GGUSD schools and special learning centers utilizing our 81 regular assigned buses and routes. We also provide transportation for many educational field trips and sporting events encompassing the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
Director Maintenance, Operations and Transportation
Assistant Director Transportation
Transportation Operations Supervisor
School Bus Driver Instructor Supervisor
Our motto is "Safety First"
These are the rules that are posted on the inside of all GGUSD buses:
- OBEY THE DRIVER
- REMAIN SEATED
- KEEP THE NOISE DOWN
- NO SMOKING
- KEEP ALL PARTS OF BODY INSIDE THE BUS
- KEEP PERSONAL BELONGINGS OUT OF AISLES
- DO NOT USE PROFANITY
- DO NOT PUSH OR SHOVE GETTING ON/OFF BUS
- GET ON/OFF BUS AT REGULAR STOP
- CLEATED SHOES NOT PERMITTED ON BUS
- KNOW EMERGENCY EXIT PROCEDURES
Childrens' safety is our #1 priority on all GGUSD buses. When a student breaks the safe bus riding rules, they are subject to progressive disciplinary procedures. The disciplinary procedure consists of oral and written warnings which are reported to and reinforced by the student's school principal.
Bus Driver Information
Our Transportation Department currently employs over 100 California certified school bus drivers. These drivers possess the current licenses to drive any of our fleet of 110 buses.
It takes a love of children and a desire to be a dedicated, safety conscious person to be a good school bus driver. To attain eligibility to become a bus driver, our drivers must go through and pass a rigorous driver training program. Our state instructor conducts annual bus driver classrooms and behind the wheel training with the assistance of two bus driver delegates. The classes usually start in May. The successful candidates attain their licenses by the start of the school year in September.
We have compiled a list of FAQ's (frequently asked questions) which we hope will be helpful to you. If you don't find an answer to your question, call us at Ext. 6303. Or you may e-mail any of us in the Transportation Department if you don't need an immediate answer. We will continue to revise this page as needed so check back periodically.
Q Who is entitled to busing?
A The following students are entitled to busing:
- Students in grades K-3 who live 3/4 mile or more from school.
- Students in grades 4-6 who live 1 mile or more from school.
- Students in grades 7-12 who live 2 miles or more from school.
Q What is the cost for my child to ride on the school bus?
A The cost is free and is limited to those students who meet the mileage criteria as stated above.
Q How do I order a bus for a field trip or sporting event?
A Contact your school principal. If the request is approved, the school will enter the request via the District's computer system.
This department performs service on a total of 462 district vehicles, includes 110 buses, and 352 other vehicles consisting of trucks, vans, cars, tractors, and trailers. They handle major and minor repairs, transmissions, engines, electrical, smogging, tire changes, bus floor replacement, seat repair, vehicle glass repair, and mirror replacements. They maintain gasoline, diesel and new environment friendly CNG fueled vehicles.
This department employs the following positions:
- Automotive Trimmer
- Bus-Truck Mechanic
- Bus-Truck Mechanic-Swing
- Lead Bus-Truck Mechanic-Swing
- Maintenance Storekeeper
- Mechanical Helper
- Mechanical Helper-Swing