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Transportation

Estes Park School District R-3 Bus side view

Providing safe, convenient, timely transportation to the students attending our schools, serving riders from the Estes Valley, Glen Haven, Pinewood Springs, and Allenspark areasEPSD buses travel 300 miles, safely delivering approximately 300 students to and from school each day. In addition, three buses are used during field trips. The district transportation department also maintains a fleet of smaller vehicles for transporting small groups of students and faculty. These vehicles include three 14-passenger buses and five SUVs.

Drivers

All of our drivers have Class B Commercial Driver's Licenses and meet the minimum qualifications required to operate a school bus in the State of Colorado. These requirements include P, S, and 2 license endorsements, First Aid Certificates, DOT physical requirements, and Colorado Department of Education required annual tests and training.

Small vehicle drivers have First Aid/CPR certification and have passed a driving test and completed CDE-approved testing.

Bus Attendance

Driving students safely to and from school is our No. 1 priority. Since student supervision and discipline is difficult while driving, it is critical that each student behaves on the bus. Each bus has cameras on board to assist students and their driver, as well as parents, teachers, and administrators. Students will be issued an RFID sticker for attendance on our buses. The first sticker is provided at no cost. The replacement sticker will cost $1 and charged to the student.

Join Our Team

We are always looking for bus drivers and bus driver subs. We provide all training necessary to become a bus driver. We look for people who desire a flexible schedule, enjoy interacting with students, attending events, etc.  If a driver works full time, they receive full benefits from the district. All drivers (even part-time) qualify for benefits such as discounted membership to the community center.

For information on becoming a bus driver or a substitute bus driver, please contact the transportation office at:

Delle Riffle, 970-577-0211 or apply HERE

 

More Information

Transportation Team

Lisa Montez

Lisa Montez

Assistant Driver Trainer
Delle Riffle

Delle Riffle

Operations & Transportation Secretary

Meet Our Drivers

Stacey Adams

Stacey Adams

Allen Arms

Allen Arms

Terry Babcock

Terry Babcock

Russell Franklin

Russell Franklin

Bryan Gillam

Bryan Gillam

Chris Hess

Chris Hess

John Laughlin

John Laughlin

Isaac Marcantonio

Isaac Marcantonio

Carrie Martin

Carrie Martin

Phillip McMillen

Phillip McMillen

Lisa Montez

Lisa Montez

Alicia Paddock

Alicia Paddock

Nicholas Ronza

Nicholas Ronza

Chuck Scott

Chuck Scott

Rick Spear

Rick Spear

Thomas Tarczali

Thomas Tarczali

Steve Thoms

Steve Thoms