Contact the Transportation Department
Mr. Timothy McConnell, Operations Manager
Ms. Carol Mahalchak, Transportation Secretary
Chartiers Valley School District
operates a bus fleet of more than 60 school buses and vans that transport over 3,500 students to public and private schools each day. The school district also contracts transportation to public, non-public, and exceptional students by using the Roenigk Bus Company. Provide transportation for an additional 35 trips to various educational facilities. The Transportation Department employs over 50 full and part-time drivers who receive full training, mandated by federal and state laws, in transporting the district’s students. Of these drivers 75% are area residents. During the summer months the buses are cleaned and sanitized. They are meticulously inspected by expert mechanics in order to prepare them for a laborious State Police summer inspection before they begin their fall routes. Bus routes are developed in the early summer and finalized in early August, using the Trapeze software bus routing system. Student ridership cards are sent to the parents by mid-August. The Transportation Department is constantly seeking new drivers. If you are interested, contact the Transportation Office for more information at 412-429-7011.
Students who are legal residents of Chartiers Valley School District
are eligible for transportation.According to Pennsylvania
law, students may be required to walk up to 1-1/2 miles (elementary) or 2 miles (secondary) to their assigned bus stop. The transportation department tries to minimize walking distances (.25 miles for grades K through 5 and .3 miles for grades 6 through 12) and riding times whenever practical.Policing bus stops and the supervision of students between residence and bus stops is the parent’s responsibility.
At the beginning of the school year, students should be at their assigned bus stop ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled time. Once school has been in session for approximately three (3) weeks and any adjustments have been made to the bus route and pick-up time, students should still be at the stop ten (10) minutes prior to pick-up. If a driver has to continually wait for students it puts all stops behind time!Students will be warned and then issued a discipline slip if it becomes habitual. If the student is not at the bus stop when the bus arrives, the driver will not wait.
Student behavior on the bus is expected to be the same as in the classroom. To report bus behavior concerns, please contact the principal or vice-principal of the school that your child attends. The Transportation Department does not have the ability to reprimand student bus behavior.