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Transportation

Overview

Safe school bus transportation services are the core of what we do. In fact, many of our school bus drivers and transportation staff have been recognized for their commitment to safety in their daily work. Our bus drivers ensure reliable transportation to and from schools, activities and events. Our mechanics keep our buses running smoothly. Our dispatchers maintain routes and schedules to help our students reach their destinations in a timely manner.

Read our School Bus Safety Tips for parents, students and drivers - and review the important laws related to school zones and school buses. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our students every day.

Inclement Weather Procedures
In cases of inclement weather, the District will notify the public through the local media of school closings or and/or any delays, cancellations in school transportation services. Specific weather zones affected would be specified in the announcements. District snow zones can be viewed here.

Alternate Pick Up and Drop Off Requests
Bus transportation to after-school programs and daycare within your home school attendance area may be provided. Please complete the form below only if you are requesting for your student to be picked up and/or dropped off at a location other than their home address on a regular, established schedule. All requests apply to the current school year only. Please allow up to 5 business days for your request to be routed.

Limitations to Alternate Transportation: Requests for multiple pick up and drop off locations that are not on a regular schedule cannot be accommodated. Students may not choose where to be picked up or dropped off. Requests for alternate week changes cannot be accommodated. Temporary changes (less than one month) must be in the form of a note to the school on the date of the requested change.

Request forms for alternate transportation are available on the Forms and Links tab.

 

    Transportation Office 
    1220 SW Walnut Street,
    Hillsboro, OR 97123
    Phone: 503-844-1123
    FAX: 503-844-1138
    Email Us


    Carol Hatfield, Director of Transportation

    Mike Fornshell, Supervisor of Transportation II

    Michelle Lazarus, Supervisor of Transportation II

    Jason Wildenborg, Supervisor of Transportation II

    Mitch Rhea, Shop Foreman

    Eloise Richardson, Department Secretary 4

    Terri Beaulieu, Office Manager

    Tabi Harper, Routing Liason - Special Needs

    Theresa Davis, Routing Liason - General Education

    Gary Pursley,Dispatch II

    Al Mendez, Dispatcher

    Todd Ethell, Technical Support

    Debbie McFalls, Driver Trainer

    Safe Routes to School

    The Oregon Department of Education has established transportation guidelines for students at all grade levels. For students in grades K-6, bus transportation must be made available for all students whose home address is farther than 1 mile away from the school; for students in grades 7-12, bus transportation must be made available for all students whose home address is farther than 1.5 miles away from the school

    Home addresses that fall inside of those boundaries are considered to be in the “walk” zone. Students who live in the “walk” zone may not receive transportation unless their route to school would take them through a hazard zone. Here are the criteria used to determine safe bus routes and stops, as well as safe walking routes.

    Bus Routes & Stops
    Within the city limits of Hillsboro
    Elementary Students K-6

    Two lanes of traffic

    • 35 MPH or less
    • 300 feet of visibility with no curves or hills

    Secondary Students 7-12

    • Three lanes of traffic or less (if three lanes, move stop at least 100 feet from intersection)
    • 35 MPH or less
    • 300 feet of visibility with no curves or hills

    Outside the city limits of Hillsboro (rural areas)
    All Students K-12

    • Three lanes of traffic or less (if three lanes, move stop at least 100 feet from intersection)
    • 55 MPH or less
    • 500 feet of visibility with no curves or hills

    Safe Walk Zones
    Within the city limits of Hillsboro - Crossing with no assistance (no crossing guard)

    Elementary Students K-6

    • Two lanes of traffic
    • 25 MPH or less if crossing at an uncontrolled intersection
    • 500 feet of visibility in each direction
    • No more than 13 cars per minute (crossing at a controlled intersection or high volume of cars; 13 or more per minute only with a crossing guard)

    Secondary Students 7-12

    • Three lanes of traffic or less
    • 35 MPH or less if crossing at an uncontrolled intersection
    • 300 feet of visibility in each direction
    • Crossing at a controlled intersection with five or fewer lanes
    • No more than 13 cars per minute
    Click here for maps of suggested walking paths for our 20 elementary schools with walk zones.
    Click here for maps of suggested walking paths for our 4 middle schools.

    Your child(ren) are expected to attend the school that is assigned to your home address. To identify your "home school," click here:

     

    https://mybus.hsd.k12.or.us/Login.aspx?j=vms

    (enter "guest" as user name and password)


    Click here for full instructions.

    myBus

    Online Bus Route Application / Aplicación en línea para la ruta de autobús

     

    NOTE: the system is not available from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily during database updates.

     

    Click on the bus below to access routing information for your student. For log-in, use:

     

    User Name= student's ID number

    Password= student's birthdate (in mmddyyyy format).

     

    >> Click here to continue

    NOTA: el sistema no está disponible de 10:30 am a 11 am todos los días durante las actualizaciones de base de datos.

     

    Haga clic en el autobús de abajo para acceder a la información de enrutamiento para su estudiante. Para inicio de sesión, utilice:

     

    Nombre de usuario= número identificación del estudiante

    Contraseña= fecha de nacimiento del estudiante (en formato mmddaaaa).

    >>Clic aquí para continuar

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