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The East Side Union High School District operates more than thirty (30) school buses each day to carry more than 700 students safely to and from school. Our drivers log more than half a million miles annually, operating in a safe, efficient manner from our district office. The majority of our routes are special education. The remainder of the routes consists of Magnet, Family Learning Center, No Child Left Behind, and contract schools. We also provide transportation for outside vendors for field trips. Our department staff consists of twenty-nine(29) bus drivers, one full-time and one part-time dispatcher, one instructor, and two mechanics.

The California Highway Patrol conducts annual inspections of our driver records, equipment, and inspection of our terminal. They also provide testing for our school bus drivers to keep their certificates updated.

Transportation Fax Number
Transportation Supervisor:  Fred Grimaldo 408-347-5054 or
AM Dispatcher / Field Trips:  Rey Castellanos
408-347-5292 or
PM Dispatcher: TBD 408-347-5290
School Bus Driver Instructor: TBD
408-347-5054 or
The safety and well-being of your child, while he or she is riding on a district school bus, is the number one priority of the district's Transportation Department. California Law states, "Pupils transported in a school bus shall be under the authority of, and directly to, the driver of the bus. The driver shall be held responsible for the orderly conduct or refusal to submit to the authority of the driver shall be sufficient reason for a pupil to be denied transportation. The driver of a school bus shall not eject any school pupil unless the pupil is given to the custody of a parent or any person designated by the parent or school."
"School Bus Drivers Keep Education Rolling"
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          • Require families to screen students for COVID-19 symptoms before they board the bus/van.
          • Ensure at least six feet of distance between the bus/van driver and students when seated.  These may include use of physical partitions or visual cues (e.g., floor decals, colored tape, or signs to indicate students where they should not sit or stand near the bus operator).
           • Ensure bus/van drivers and students wear face coverings at all times while awaiting and riding on buses/vans.
           • Maximize physical distancing between students on the bus/van by limiting available seats to the extent practicable (e.g., every other row available for seating).
           • Students from the same family and/or the same classroom should be instructed to sit together whenever possible to minimize exposure to new contacts.
           • Buses/vans should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily after transporting an individual who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.  
          • Increase ventilation on buses/vans by opening any operable windows, to the greatest extent possible.
          • Provide bus/van drivers with extra face coverings for students who lose or forget to bring their face coverings.
          • Provide bus drivers with disinfectant wipes and disposable to support disinfection of frequently touched surfaces during the day. 

Transportation / Bus Request Procedures and FormsTop of Page

Please use the procedures and forms listed below when requesting transportation services.

Transportation/bus request procedures
Driver Information
Bus Request Form

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When should I stop for the Red Lights on a school bus?
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District Bus RulesTop of Page

Parents are asked to please review the following district bus rules with their child before the start of school. Citations may be issued by the bus driver for any violations of these rules and regulations and a copy of the citation will be sent to the home address of record.

Transportation Safety PlanTop of Page