TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

The Rincon Valley Union School District Transportation Department’s mission is to provide students with courteous, professional and dependable transportation to and from school in a consistently fair and friendly environment that focuses on student safety.

Our Core Commitments

  • Focus on our customers: Student safety is our number one priority! We put Students First by creating a positive, safe and healthy environment for all passengers.

  • Operate sustainably: As responsible stewards of taxpayers’ funds, we leverage operational expertise to utilize our financial resources sustainably and with Integrity.

  • Continuously review and adapt our service: With Equity top-of-mind, we measure, develop and adapt transportation services to meet the needs of our students and schools district-wide.

  • Communicate successfully: In the spirit of Collaboration, we provide our school partners with timely, clear and accurate information about our safety, and the efficiency of the services offered to the district.

  • Work as one team: We demonstrate Accountability by completing comprehensive safety training for our team members and adherence to route development best practices.

  • Demonstrate the spirit of service: We embrace Fun with the attitude that it is an honor to serve our students, families and schools. We celebrate our work, which connects students to schools that build the passion for lifelong learning.

The Transportation Department operates home to school routes at no cost for our students. Each year, eligible students will be assigned to a designated bus stop. Our goal is to make Transportation accessible for our students but also easy for our families to take advantage of within our district boundaries. To provide a clear process on how to "Opt In" to take advantage of our approved bus stop locations. And to continue with our health and safety protocols that were established during the 20-21 SY.

How to "Opt In" for transportation:

  1. Complete the (TRF)form: listed under helpful links

  2. Turn in the completed form in (3 simple ways to do so)

    • Completed Forms can be submitted to:

      1. Emailed to transportation@RVUSD.org

      2. Mailed to RVUSD, Attn Transportation, 1000 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

      3. Office Manager at your school of attendance

  3. Estimated turn around time is 5 business days

  4. Transportation will contact you to confirm your bus stop with your estimated time for PU & DO

Routes and times will be updated via the website. We encourage everyone to check back by Fri. August 13th, 2021 as your times may have been updated.

Special Education Transportation:

Our goal is to ensure a safe and pleasant trip to and from school for all students. This will enhance the positive learning environment for each student on a daily basis. For  students  identified  for  special  education services, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) designation will determine if your child requires transportation. Families do not have to submit a Transportation Request as the Student Services Department supporting our special education programs will do so on your behalf. The process is similar to our "Opt In" initiative:

  1. Transportation will receive the request

  2. Transportation will determine the mode of transportation based upon key factors such as time of day, location, and space availability on each of our vehicles

  3. Estimated turn around time is 5 business days

  4. Before your student can be transported, our staff will need to speak with you directly to go over the established route for your student

  5. We do ask, if your student will not be riding on a particular day, that you do call our office location (number listed below) by 7am the day of to let us know

  6. If a change needs to be made, an updated request will need to be submitted on your behalf. Our drivers are not authorized to make such a change on your behalf.

Need to make a change(ie, address change, cancelling request) to your request already submitted?:

  1. Resubmit the change request via the same (TRF) form attached below

  2. Turn in the completed form (3 simple ways to do so)

  3. Estimated turn around time is 5 business days

  4. Transportation will contact you to confirm the change to your original request

Need our team to help with a one time exception for your student to ride?

  1. Complete the exception form (listed under helpful links)

  2. Have your school administrator sign it

  3. Have your student hand it to the bus driver prior to getting on the bus

Have a question for us?

Please email: transportation@rvusd.org
Leave us a voicemail: 707-542-7375, x4130 and one of our team members will return your call

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm, excluding holidays

Is your student not riding today?
Call Transportation Office by 7AM the day of to let us know. 707-542-7375, ext 4130


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