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  • Almeida Named Sole Finalist for Vacant COO Position, Hiring Process Continues

    District 49 Board of Education directors named Pedro Almeida the sole finalist for the vacant chief operations officer position Sept. 16 by a unanimous vote (5-0) at the conclusion of a special meeting. Prior to the vote, Almeida and two other finalists presented their vision for the operations department and responded to questions from board directors. “I was very impressed with the number of candidates we had,” said Kevin Butcher, board treasurer. “We had a very impressive short list. We had three very qualified, strong candidates and I’m grateful to everybody who participated in the process.”

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Transportation Overview

    District 49's transportation team coordinates for safe student movements to and from schools and extra curricular activities. The team routinely participates in state and national bus safety programs and competitions.


    For more information, call 719.495.1159 or use this form.

     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. And 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.

    bus stop icon 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 a 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.

  • Jack Pietraallo
    Transportation Interim Director
    Office: 719.495.1159
    CeCe Catherwood
    Transportation Secretary
    Office: 719.495.1159
    Roxann Clark
    Fee for Service, Operations Technician
    Office: 719.495.1159
    Robert Sparks
    General Education Router
    Office: 719.495.1159
    Shauna Orth-Stephens
    Special Needs Router
    Office: 719.495.1159
    Patty Mize
    Lead Trainer
    Office: 719.495.1159
    Julie Ellstrom
    Student Liaison
    Office: 719.495.1159
    Lynnea Brown
    Office: 719.495.1159