Housed in the city of Pacific, PSESD Transportation operates a fleet of 34 school buses and employs 30 regular route drivers and substitute bus drivers. The Program operates under the guidance of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Pupil Transportation Services, as well as, the mandates included in the Head Start, ECEAP and McKinney-Vento Act standards.
PSESD Transportation is always looking for highly skilled substitute bus drivers!
PSESD Transportation currently provides transportation services to 600 Head Start and ECEAP students within Pierce and King counties. Transportation services are provided to those Head Start and ECEAP sub-contractors who do not have their transportation services provided through a local school district. Please see below for a list of the centers the Program provides transportation for.
PSESD Transportation provides transportation to McKinney Vento students who reside in school districts served by the PSESD. Currently the program is offering transportation services to Puyallup School District, Franklin-Pierce School District and Fife School District.
PSESD Transportation offers Parent Professional Learning opportunities to current Head Start and ECEAP parents, who are interested in obtaining their Class B CDL with an "S" endorsement. Three classes are offered each year. Parents in ECEAP and Head Start can contact their Family Support Specialist for more information on classes and schedules.
PSESD Transportation operates the Road to Independence (RTI) Van Program. RTI operates five passenger vans. The program is a no cost, door to door transportation service that operates in South King, North and East Pierce Counties. The program serves adults who are low income, have special needs, veterans and seniors to various locations including work, medical appointments and other critical services. RTI also provides the interoffice courier services to PSESD sites throughout the South King and Pierce County areas. RTI offers volunteer and intern opportunities for eligible participants. Internships are eight weeks and are paid. At the end of the internship participants are enrolled in the PSESD CDL training. The training opportunity provides the skills necessary to obtain the license for the Class B CDL with School Bus and Passenger Endorsements.
PSESD Transportation McKinney-Vento program provides transportation services in our school buses to several school districts that fall under the umbrella of Puget Sound ESD, the program currently has nine routes that are dedicated to our McKinney-Vento students.
PSESD's McKinney Vento Co-op offers nine different routes between the following School Districts currently:
Fife School District
Puyallup School District
Franklin-Pierce School District
PUGET SOUND ESD TRANSPORTATION EARLY LEARNING SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN PIERCE COUNTY:
- PIERCE COUNTY COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
- BONNEY LAKE
- BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE
- EAST SIDE TACOMA
PUGET SOUND ESD TRANSPORTATION EARLY LEARNING SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN KING COUNTY:
- HERITAGE HEAD START
- SEOLA GARDENS
- ELI CREEKMORE
- CHILD HAVEN
- KENT YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
- KENT YOUTH
- KENT VALLEY
- BIRCH CREEK
- JENKINS CREEK
- PANTHER LAKE
Training opportunities available!
The Road to Independence Van Program currently runs five vans within north and east Pierce Counties and South King County.
The Road to Independence assists people who are low income, have special needs, veterans, or elderly within these counties with no cost transportation door to door to work, medical appointments and other critical services.
The Road to Independence currently has interns and volunteers working through the program toward their Class B CDL training.
Parent Professional Learning Opportunities are available, three times per year. The classes are closed for 2018-2019 school year, please check back for our 2019-2020 class date!
Early Learning Transportation Manager:
McKinney -Vento Program Manager:
Transportation Tech 1/Driver Trainer:
Transportation Coordinator/ Road to Independence:
Transportation Services Director: