...about funding for future capital projects. Follow the links to find out more and to review the materials presented at the most recent community meetings. New materials will be added as available, so check back often.
Recently, Evergreen Elementary students made a point to thank their bus drivers. We applaud their efforts and join them in praise of our Transportation department.
Here are some fun facts about PSD Transportation:
We have 63 regular busses and 25 Special Services Busses. That is 538 tires on the road every day.
We employee 68 bus drivers, 20 substitute drivers, 6 mechanics and 5 office staff. Compared to other Districts, we serve an extremely large geographic area covering 120 square miles on the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas.
Combining our regular and special education runs, our high schools generate 50 runs per day. Our middle schools generate 57 and our elementary schools generate 64 runs a day. In addition to their AM and PM routes, a driver may also pick up field trips, sports, or activity runs.
As a result, in a year we travel 1,555,852 miles. That is the equivalent of 1482 round trips to Disneyland, 558 round trips to the White House or 3.3 round trips to the moon.
Regarding fuel, we require 213,898 gallons every year. That is the same as 809,692 liters of milk or 2,281,579 cans of soda! Oil changes require 12,586 quarts of oil every year.
We are grateful to our Transportation team for their efforts to keep students safe while starting and ending their days with a smile.
For a fun glimpse of a day in the life of the Transportation Department, please visit the link below:
As we prepare for the redistricting of our elementary schools and make plans to accommodate the explosive growth taking place in Gig Harbor North, new out-of-district transfer requests will be impacted as follows:
Fillable transfer forms and school district transfer policies are available online at www.psd401.net at the Family scroll down menu under the Transfers tab. Completed forms must be returned to the District office via email, post, or drop-off, no later than April 30th. If you have questions, please call Roxann Tallman at 253-530-1007.
The District office public hours during spring break are 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. If you have a scheduled appointment after 2:30 p.m., please make arrangements for building access.