The Sutherlin School District owns and runs it own fleet of school buses and employs a staff of 9 drivers, 1 mechanic, 1 mechanic support position, ½ secretary and ½ supervisor. It is the district’s goal to provide a safe, economical pupil transportation service. Bus routes are established with this in mind. The Sutherlin School District operates transportation services as established per state statute ORS 327.043 - A school district is required to provide transportation for elementary students who reside more than one mile from school and for secondary school students who reside more than 1.5 miles from school. A district is also required to provide transportation for any student identified in a supplemental plan approved by the State Board of Education.
As per ORS 327.043 secondary students [grades 7-12] who live north of Central Ave and in the area between N. Calapooia Street and the current east city limit are not provided transportation on the district school buses, these students must provide their own transportation.
Delivery from school to home door is not an option.
Parents are encouraged to educate their children in safe walking routes to/from schools and bus stops.
Students who use the district transportation service are expected to follow rules for conduct as established by Oregon law and adopted by the School Board for the safety of students.
Unique transportation needs for special education students are arranged through the Student Services Director – 459-2228.
Our drivers enjoy working with the District’s children and look forward to making their daily bus ride a safe experience.