Transportation Services Department

  • Mission for Transportation Services

    The mission of the Transportation Services Department is to

    provide safe, cost-effective, high quality transportation service that:


    • Maintains the safety of all riders.
    • Provides eligible students a positive transportation experience.
    • Continuously improves and incresases the quality of transportation service with an emphasis on measurement data.
    • Uses teaming methods to develop and maintain positive working relationships with the bus contractor and our customers.


    The Transportation Services Department strives to support the district's mission statement to provide quality education to all students.


    Department Vision Statement

    The Transportation Services Department is committed to being professional and efficient,

    while remaining accountable and focused on the safe delivery of students and providing consistent services to all customers.


     Transportation Eligibility

    Students must live 2.5 miles* or more from their assigned school to qualify for transportation to that school.

       *The distance is determined by the routing program, Edulog, which provides distance using the most direct route.




  • Severe Weather Emergency

    If buses are in transit when a tornado warning is issued, bus drivers will be directed to follow their severe weather plan and when appropriate to proceed to the nearest USD 259 secondary school in the morning and elementary school in the afternoon to seek shelter.  Bus drivers will remain with students at that location until released to resume the bus run.

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Contact Us

  • Fabian Armendariz
    Director, Transportation

    Mickey Sibley
    Asst. Supervisor, Office Operations

    Pam Paulson
    Asst. Supervisor, Field Services

    Kristia Kastens
    Technical Analyst, Special Education


    Jennifer Coats

    Administrative Asst.


    Sheri Mayes

    Technical Analyst


    Kim Skoumal



    Denise Shockey



    Lisa Barker



    Teresa Hewlett

    Technician I



    Transportation Services Department
    School Service Center
    3850 N Hydraulic
    Wichita, KS 67219