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.
- 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.
- To have children at the bus stop on time.
- To know the rules for bus drivers.
- To support the driver if behavior problems happen.
- 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.
- To know the bus law and obey it.
- To report illegal school bus driving.