Welcome to our Transportation Department!
Emmett School District #221
A school bus driver is a person who smiles in the morning and smiles in the afternoon and eats Rolaids in between. A school bus driver gets there when nobody else can, and finds houses that don’t exist and children with no names. School bus drivers have eyes in the back of their heads and hear every word, even in sign language. School bus drivers are immune to noise. A school bus driver’s favorite words (besides “good morning” and “good night”) are “sit down.” Sometimes a bus driver gets tired, but seldom gets mad, and always, most faithfully gets there. And, last but not least, a bus driver carries our most precious cargo daily, 10 months out of the year. Help us keep that cargo safe by obeying the stop arm and using caution around buses and children.
Please Contact Us
The Emmett School District Transportation Department staff members work together to provide safe and reliable transportation for students who qualify for busing within the Gem County boundaries to and from school, and to many school activities.
- If you have a student(s) who needs busing, please call the Bus Shop at 208-365-3207 to learn approximate pickup and drop-off times, the bus number, and where to have your student stand to wait for the bus.
- Please keep in mind that all pickup and drop-off times are approximate and may fluctuate the first couple of weeks when school resumes. Most pickup and drop-off times should be settled in after those initial first weeks.
- Remember your student should be out waiting for the bus 5 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
For more information:
Shauna Davis ext# 1802
Brandy Howell ext# 1801
Steven Newcomer ext# 1803
Aaron Mitts ext# 1803
All staff emails are first initial+last firstname.lastname@example.org. Example John Doe= email@example.com)
Transportation Department received "Spot Inspection of the Year Award"!!!
Our transportation team has been awarded the prestigious Spot Inspection of the Year Award! This recognition is a testament to their dedication and hard work in keeping our students safe and getting them to school every day.
This award is a BIG DEAL! This is the first time since 2005 that we have been recipients! It's a clear reflection of the exceptional efforts poured into every aspect of our transportation program.
What the Inspection Entailed
In November 2022, a rigorous spot inspection scrutinized administrative, fiscal, and performance areas of our student transportation program. This comprehensive review covered school buses, driver records, maintenance, routes, safety measures, and so much more.
Our department's excellence shone through in every facet of the inspection:
Drivers showcased top-notch vehicle operation, student management, and rapport with students.
Procedures aligned flawlessly with state training curriculum.
Ridership was meticulously reviewed and reconciled.
Supervision at schools upheld a safe and courteous atmosphere.
Documentation was meticulously organized, reflecting 100% compliance.
Buses were maintained immaculately.
Staff displayed professionalism and qualifications were met.
Safety busing policy was diligently upheld.
All required reports were completed on time.