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Transportation

DISPATCH OFFICE                  925-825-7440         Ext. 3710


The school buses operated by the Transportation department of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District travel within a 150-square-mile radius daily. They presently transport over 1,500 students who receive specialized services through the Special Education Department and General Education students to 49 school sites and centers. The fleet of 110 buses,  which includes sixteen electric and twenty-six compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses, drive over 1.2 million miles a year. The Transportation department also transports students on over 300 athletic trips and over 1,500 field trips each year. 

 

The Transportation department provides the following services:

  • Transportation and route scheduling for students receiving specialized services
  • Special Trips: Field Trips, athletic trips, etc.
  • Transportation and route scheduling for Mt. Diablo and Olympic High School students residing in Bay Point and El Dorado Middle School students living in the previous Glenbrook Middle School area in Concord
  • Maintenance of all district-owned vehicles, totaling 311 vehicles
  • Fuel dispensing and monitoring
  • Training programs for school bus drivers
  • Safety: School bus safety and evacuation programs for all K-5 grade students

Note: Students should arrive 5 minutes before the posted departure time. 

 

El Dorado/Glenbrook Middle School Shuttle

Fill out the 2022-2023 school year bus application here: Bus Application for EDMS 2022-2023 School Year 

El Dorado/Glenbrook Shuttle Schedule

*School bus transportation is available for El Dorado Middle School students that live within the Glenbrook attendance area. The pickup and drop-off areas are at the Glenbrook Academy campus at 2351 Olivera Rd, Concord, CA 94520

 

Bus Pass Applications:

Mt. Diablo High School (MDHS)

(Mt. Diablo High School students residing in Bay Point and within the Mt. Diablo USD demographics area only)

Fill out the 2022-2023 school year bus application here: Bus Application for MDHS 2022-2023 School Year.

MDHS Bus Schedule information.

New Olympic High School Shuttle

(Olympic High School students residing in Bay Point and within the Mt. Diablo USD demographics area only)

Fill out the 2022-2023 school year bus application here: Bus Application for Olympic High School Students 2022-2023 (living in Bay Point & within MDUSD boundaries)

Use the MDHS Schedule information. Olympic High School students will ride the buses from Bay Point to Mt. Diablo High School, then wait at Mt. Diablo High School for the Olympic HS Shuttle.

 

Drop Off Permission Slips

Drop Off Permission Slip - English

Drop Off Permission Slip - Spanish

 

County Connection Bus Service

Please follow the County Connection Bus Service links from the Mt. Diablo High School website, or go directly to County Connection here.

 

 

TransTraks Instruction Guide and link to trip request form:

Contact Dispatch at 825-7440, ext. 3722, for field trip assistance.

Email Julie Carpenter at carpenterj@mdusd.org to request a staff login for TransTraks.

Note to schools: If your school is scheduling a trip, designated school site staff members should enter the trip information into TransTraks as soon as possible to check availability, and we will make the arrangements. We recommend giving at least six weeks or more notice, but no less than two weeks’ notice. Transportation arranges school buses or charter buses for your trips.

Please note that the Transportation Department is the only authorized contact for the charter companies. School sites cannot arrange the transportation of students with outside companies due to student safety concerns and liability. Our department has contracts with authorized charters, and we require that Department of Transportation, Federal and State standards are met to transport MDUSD students. All trips must have approved coaches, teachers, and/or chaperones. Remember that there needs to be one adult chaperone, age 21 years or older, for every 15 students in grades 6-12 (10 students to one adult for grades PK-5). The Superintendent or designee may require that at least one certificated staff member serves as a chaperone. Chaperones for any field trip grades shall have successfully passed the DOJ/FBI fingerprint process.

According to 13 CCR 1217: “…the number of passengers shall not exceed the number of safe and adequate seating spaces…” MDUSD has set the following guidelines to assist schools/departments in maintaining safe seating on district school buses when planning trips:

Pre-kinder to 3rd grade: Three passengers per seat, 76 per bus, up to 90% of the maximum seating capacity (rounded down to the nearest whole number). Adult chaperones may limit the seating capacity as adults can only be two (2) per seat.

4th grade to Adult: Two passengers per seat. Maximum passenger load 52 in big buses.

In no event will the driver allow more passengers and equipment to exceed the safe seating and the maximum weight rating of the vehicle he or she is in charge of. The driver has the authority and discretion to reduce or limit passengers and equipment to maintain safe control of the vehicle.