Round Valley Unified Schools
Transportation and Maintenance
Letter From The Transportation Director
The Transportation Department of the Round Valley Unified School District is pleased to be able to transport your children to and from school each day. Our drivers are dedicated individuals, who enjoy their job and are appreciative of the association they have with young people. It is our mission to provide safe and pleasant transportation for your children each school day. At the present time, we are experiencing a severe shortage of drivers and would ask your help as we strive to maintain routes and have transportation available. Because of the shortage of qualified drivers, we may have to split some routes from time to time, and your child may be on a different bus and pickup-up and return times may vary a little from what is normal. We ask your indulgence and assistance during this period. Many of the drivers you see listed above are substitutes and only drive when a regular driver cannot.
By way of information, to become a certified bus driver in Arizona, several steps and a significant amount of time is required. Potential drivers must pass a back-ground check, pass a Department of Public Safety fingerprint check, pass a drug and alcohol screen, pass a physical examination, receive first aid and CPR certification, receive 14 hours of classroom instruction on bus driving, complete a minimum of 20 hours of over the road driving with a certified bus driver trainer, and pass a driving skills test. Each year, in-service classes are held and refresher classes are required. We believe that all of our drivers are dedicated to their responsibility and each cares about children.
Again, we would ask your help and understanding as we strive to move your children to and from school. If you would be interested in becoming a bus driver please call the Transportation Office at 333-6790. We will be happy to provide the necessary information.
Thank you for your help.