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Transportation Department enacts policies to ensure accuracy

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May 9, 2013

The Transportation Department instituted new guidelines for bus stop assignment changes and alternate pick-up and drop-off locations, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “The stop assignment change was made to assure student residency in the school district and individual...

Transportation Department still hiring more bus drivers

Beats

April 18, 2013

The Transportation Department continues to hire more bus drivers as advertised on its website, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “We are currently in pretty good shape for drivers,” Farrand said. “However, we continue to hire as we are experiencing our usual...

Transportation Department continues to look for new bus drivers

Beats

March 27, 2013

The Transportation Department plans to continue hiring new bus drivers, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. According to Farrand, although the bus driver shortage has been resolved, the department continues to train new bus drivers due to normal fluctuations in bus driver...

Transportation department encourages students to ride bus in winter

Students walk to buses after school near Main Cafeteria. Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation, said he recommends students use the bus service instead of driving in the winter due to the added safety features bus travel provides. PATEL/PHOTO

Beats

March 3, 2013

The transportation department continues to promote winter weather awareness and encourages students to choose the bus over driving themselves in the midst of winter, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “Our website has many of the details describing why buses are saf...

Transportation department to continue hiring bus drivers

Beats

February 10, 2013

The transportation department continues to hire bus drivers due to the bus driver shortage faced earlier this year, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. Farrand said that although the increase in advertising open positions and hiring in the last few months has lessened...

Transportation department advises students to be careful in winter

CHS students walk to the buses after school. Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation, said he recommends buses as the safest mode of transportation to and from school during winter. PATEL / PHOTO

Beats

January 20, 2013

The transportation department advises students to take precautions when traveling in the winter, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. With roads being slippery, Farrand said he suggests student drivers take the bus for the winter and students who already ride the bus should ...

Transportation department adds new position to each school

Students go to their buses in the west parking lot after school, which leave around 3:20 p.m. every day. With winter weather approaching, Farrand said he reminds students to arrive at their bus stops or to their buses early in order to avoid accidents in slippery circumstances.  PATEL / PHOTO

Beats

December 3, 2012

The transportation department plans to add the new position of “Lead Driver” to each school location, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and tranorder propecia onlinesportation, via email. These Lead Drivers will serve as a connection between individual driver’s and the transportation office, as well as...

Transportation department experiences bus driver shortage

The transportation department advertises open bus driver positions due to the recent bus driver shortage. According to Ron Farrand, facilities and transportation director, this is a common trend in the industry due to the unconventional work hours. PATEL / PHOTO

Beats

November 8, 2012

The transportation department is currently looking for more bus drivers due to the recent shortage, according to Ron Farrand, facilities and transportation director. Farrand goes on to say, via email, that in order to combat this shortage, mechanics and some supervisory staff members have to cover bus r...

Transportation Department Works to Avoid Pedestrian Traffic

Cars arrive at the front circle after school, a common place for students to be picked up from school away non-bus traffic. Ron Farrand, director of Facilities and Transportation, said pedestrian cars should avoid bus areas when picking up students from school. PATEL / PHOTO

Beats

October 20, 2012

The transportation department is cooperating with school supervisors in order to keep non-bus traffic from interfering with bus traffic at the school, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. Farrand said that the main reason cars cannot be around the buses during drop-off and pick...

Transportation department looks for additional bus drivers

Buses wait in the West Lot after school for students with “No Idling” signs lining the sidewalk. The signs were added this school year in light of recent state legislation according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. DHRUTI PATEL / PHOTO

Beats

September 27, 2012

The transportation department is currently seeking extra bus drivers, Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation, said via email. According to Farrand, the department is always offering the opportunity to become a bus driver and is advertising for this on the CHS radio station, WHJE. “Obviously, (the bus drivers) wouldn’t be students but ...

Transportation department uses new technology for additional surveillance

Students walk to their buses after school by the natatorium parking lot, a traditional bus pick-up area. Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation, said there have not been many changes to the buses and their routes this year. DHRUTI PATEL / PHOTO

Beats

September 7, 2012

The transportation department is planning to use new GPS and I.E. technology to conduct additional performance reviews and to assess student behavior, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation, this is one of the few changes to the department this year. “We can analyze for spee...

Students commit to being vegetarian, following national trend of less meat consumption

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August 15, 2012

One day around two and a half years ago, senior Marlee Szabo decided to quit. However, it wasn’t a major addiction or detrimental way of life that caused Szabo to decide she had enough. Rather, Szabo chose to embrace a completely different lifestyle, one that she felt better represented her opinions....