• Transportation

    busses

     

    UMASD uses First Student transportation

     First Student

    phone: 610-337-1092
     
    Jobs at First Student: www.workatfirst.com 
     
     
    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.

    • 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 Maurice Jones (Maurice.Jones@firstgroup.com) and Diana Westcott 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 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 are mailed on a post card in August before school begins.