HiLite

Transportation department encourages students to ride bus in winter

Transportation department encourages students to ride bus in winter

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

Transportation department advises students to be careful in winter

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 ...

CHS adapts to atypical bus driver shortage

CHS adapts to atypical bus driver shortage

News

December 14, 2012

The school is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers, according to Ron Farrand, Director of Facilities and Transportation. Instead of a need for two or three drivers, which is normal, six to eight drivers are needed. CHS bus driver Sandy Piltz said that it can be a challenge for those who want to ...

Transportation department adds new position to each school

Transportation department adds new position to each school

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

Transportation department experiences bus driver shortage

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

Transportation Department Works to Avoid Pedestrian Traffic

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

Transportation department looks for additional bus drivers

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

Transportation department uses new technology for additional surveillance

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...

Transportation department has more responsibility with winter weather

Beats

January 6, 2010

Snow is starting to fall as the heart of the winter approaches, which means the Carmel Clay Schools Transportation Department has to be especially sharp and on top of their game. As the road conditions continue to worsen, the transportation department must be even more cautious than before, knowing they...

Bus aides provide much needed help

Beats

November 21, 2009

In the Carmel Clay School System, there are over 30 special needs buses. Most of the time, the driver cannot manage all the responsibilities that come with having kids with special needs riding their bus while driving at the same time. This is where the bus aides provide their help. Bus aides are...

Safety not an issue for transportation department

Beats

October 9, 2009

Although there have been more bus-related accidents over the past year than usual, Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation, is not worried. “The safest form of transportation for school students is the bus,” Farrand said. Even though the vast majority of upperclassmen at Carmel...