Transportation Fee for Service Hours
Transportation Fee for Service Summer Hours: 7:00 AM –3:30 PM May 29th through July 9th
Proposed: New Transportation Fee Structure
To help increase efficiency in the transportation department and maintain relatively low rates for the long-term, the Board of Education directors are considering a change to the fee structure for the 2017-18 school year. Moving from a structure with only per-ride, monthly and annual payment options to per-ride, quarterly, semester and annual payment options will provide additional cost saving options when families purchase annual or semester passes.
Afternoon Buses Curbed Jan. 9
Due to high winds across the region, and high profile vehicle safety restrictions issued for El Paso County by the Colorado Department of Transportation, District 49 school buses will not run this afternoon, Monday, Jan. 9.
The following buses are at capacity. Please contact our office at 719-495-1159 to be placed on a waiting list for transportation.
Red 13 - VRHS/SMS AM & PM
Purple 6 - FMS AM & PM
Red 5 - SMS/VRHS AM & PM
Blue 5 - HMS
StopFinder is now available. Starting at the beginning of SY 22-23, when you register for transportation, a link will be sent to your email to register for the StopFinder application. This application will track your student(s) bus and will also allow the transportation department to send you a notification if the bus is running late. If you have any questions, please contact our office 719-495-1159.
Fee for Service LocationWe are still at 10850 E.Woodmen Rd, but we have a new building. When you enter the main entrance for District 49, you will take a left into the first parking lot. You will see a banner on the building 'Transportation Registration and Bus Passes'.Normal school year hours of operation: Starting July 19th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Closed from 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM for lunch. Unfortunately, due to the shortage of drivers, you may see a note on the door to come to the main office for services. Please proceed through the gate to the main transportation office. If you need assistance, please call 719-495-1159.Hours of operations Spring break: March 27th - March 31st, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.Hours of operations during summer break: June 1st-July 16th, open 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.
How to Register
Information to register is available under this link: Transportation Fee for ServiceHere you will find the information on how to register. New and replacement bus passes must be obtained at the Fee for Service location.Today's school buses are built with safety in mind. They are tougher, cleaner and more diligently maintained than ever before. School bus drivers are required to receive special security and medical training, and undergo regular drug and alcohol testing to provide a safe ride for your child. School bus traffic laws are strictly enforced. Find out what you don’t know about school bus ridership. Learn the facts and play it safe.
Students are about 50 times more likely to arrive at school alive if they take the bus than if they drive themselves or ride with friends. But did you also know that your child is much safer riding the bus than being driven by you? Add in the environmental and financial benefits, and it’s hard to find a reason to send your kids to school any other way.
Imagine a world with less traffic, cleaner air, and more affordable transportation. These are just some of the benefits that school bus ridership provides. While school buses are one of the safest ways to send your kids to school, there are many good reasons that make them a growing choice among parents for their children’s school commute. Find out what you don’t know about school bus ridership. Learn the facts and play it safe. Visit schoolbusfacts.com for more information.District 49 is seeking qualified applicants for school bus driver openings. The transportation department recently placed first in the special needs category of the Colorado School Bus Championship Road-e-o, and then placed seventh nationally. It's an awesome team to work with and learn from, and a great opportunity for those with students attending District 49 schools – you’re off when they’re off. Drivers get compensated training, competitive wages, great benefits package and an excellent work environment. The position requires a commercial driver’s license and District 49 will provide training. Schedule your interviews today. For more information, including the the knowledge, skill, and abilities required, visit the come work with us page.