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    Transportation

    Supervisor of Transportation

    MWagner@umasd.org
    Bus Garage
    (610) 205-6484
     
     
    Our mission is to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of all students of
    the Upper Merion Area School District while providing for their daily transportation needs.
     

    SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION UPDATE

    The Upper Merion Area School District is very pleased to have First Student as its student transportation services provider for the coming school year.

    Please note the following:

    • First Student serves about 1,100 school districts around the country using 44,000 buses to complete nearly 5 million student journeys daily and travelling 550,000,000 miles per year (http://www.firststudentinc.com/about).
    • First Student is extremely focused on safely transporting students to and from school and other activities (http://www.firststudentinc.com/why-first-student/school-bus-safety).
    • All of the First Student drivers assigned to UMASD have undergone very rigorous background checks, medical and drug screening, as well as extensive classroom and on the road training.
    • First Student has provided 11 brand new school buses and is completing detailed inspections, preventive maintenance & repairs to all of the vehicles assigned to UMASD.
    • All of First Student’s school buses will be thoroughly inspected by the PA State Police in mid-August to certify that they are ready to safely transport students this school year.
    • All of First Students school buses will be equipped with 2 way radios, security cameras, Child Check-Mate System® - Sleeping Child Prevention system, and Zonar for pre-trip inspections and GPS monitoring of bus routes.
    • First Student’s Location Manager is Kevin Kelly (kevin.kelly@firstgroup.com) and Karen Mossop is their Safety Manager. First Student’s phone number during normal business hours (6:00 AM to 6:00PM) is:

    610-337-1092

    After hours normal business hours First Student’s 24/7 answering service will take calls to the above number and dispatch them to the appropriate personnel.

    • UMASD’s Transportation Supervisor, Marsha Wagner, mwagner@umasd.org, 610-205-6484, is responsible for general oversight of First Student’s operation as well the maintenance of all bus routes and student bus assignments.
    • UMASD’s policies, procedures and practices regarding student transportation are unchanged.
    • Information on students' specific Bus # assignments, bus stop locations along with pickup and drop off times will be mailed on a post card in August.