Transportation Overview

  • Transportation Spring Break Hours for the week of 3/25 - 3/29 will be 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.


    Important Bus Information

    RED 4 at capacity for SCHS/SMS

    RED 5 at capacity for VRHS/SMS PM only

    RED 6 at capacity for VRHS

    RED 7 at capacity VRHS/SMS

    RED 13 at capacity for SMS

    RED 14 at capacity for VRHS

    PURPLE 1 at capacity for FHS/FMS

    PURPLE 4 at capacity for FMS

    PURPLE 6 at capacity for FMS

    PURPLE 9 at capacity for FMS

    BLUE 2 at capacity for SCHS

    BLUE 3 at capacity for HMS

    BLUE 4 at capacity for SCHS 

    BLUE 5 at capacity for HMS  

    BLUE 8 at capacity for HMS

    YELLOW 3 at capacity for FHS


    Please call the transportation office 719-495-1159 to be put on a waiting list for these buses.  


    Important Notices


    StopFinder is available. When you register for transportation, a link will be sent to your email to register for the StopFinder application. This application will allow you to  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 Location

    We 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 26th, 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.

    How to Register

    Information to register is available under this link:  Transportation Fee for Service

    Here 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.

    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 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.  

    New training rate of pay starting July 1st, 2023 will be $18.26/hour.

    After completion of training, the new starting rate will be $20.16/hour.  This may be increased if you have prior experience.

    Schedule your interviews today.  For more information, including the knowledge, skills, and abilities required, visit the come work with us page.
Jack Pietraallo
Transportation Director
Phone: 719.495.1159
CeCe Catherwood
Transportation Administrative Assistant
Phone: 719.495.1159
Pam Page
Fee for Service
Phone: 719.495.1159
Robert Sparks
General Education Router
Phone: 719.495.1159
Shauna Orth
Transportation Manager-Operations
Phone: 719.495.1159
Patty Mize
Training Supervisor
Phone: 719.495.1159
Julie Ellstrom
Student Liaison
Phone: 719.495.1159
Robert Noe
Field Trip Coordinator
Phone: 719.495.1159
Lynnea Brown
Transportation Manager-Personnel
Phone: 719.495.1159
Valerie Crespin
Special Needs Liaison
Phone: 719.495.1159
Toyna Rose
Dispatcher - AM
Phone: 719.495.1159
Heather Albanese
Dispatcher PM
Phone: 719.494.1159