Bigfork School District 38

Transportation

Transportation Department Mission Statement

To be an extension of the school by providing safe, enjoyable and timely transportation to and from school and with event travel. Transportation strongly encourages interaction of students with each other. This is one of the few opportunities during the day where
students ranging from kindergarten thru 12th grade gather together. Politeness for each other, care for school property and setting good examples by riders is our key goal.

Information on bus routes and times and student bus registration is available here.  Student registration is mandatory, however if you were registered last year, you don’t have to register again unless you are new to the District or have changed your physical address. If you are not sure please check the Power School parent portal to see if you son or daughter is registered. You can register your student online.

Transportation by school bus is not mandatory. This service is provided for those who wish to ride under the terms and guidelines established by the school laws of Montana and school district policy. The safety and well being of your children is our primary concern. All our bus drivers and transportation personnel are committed to providing a safe and efficient ride to and from school each day. Please take a few minutes to go over the Ridership Guidelines  with your students.

All school buses travel established and approved routes. Bus stops are established at designated locations. It is not possible to provide a bus stop at every street or doorstep. All school bus drivers must be qualified and must perform their duties as stipulated by Montana School Laws, the Montana Office of Public Instruction, and the U.S. Dept of Transportation. All drivers also receive continuous in-service training is the safe methods of operating a school bus and safely transporting students.

Together with the cooperation of the school district, transportation personnel, parents, students, and the community, we can make this a successful and safe year.

If you need to have your student registered on a bus or are moving and will require a different bus, please fill out a registration form.

If you have any questions about service or times, or any other concerns, you may e-mail Rob Tracy.

Transportation Staff

Edd Blackler
Rte 13 Bus Driver
Thad Clock
Rte 10 Bus Driver
Leon Cook
Rte 18 Bus Driver
Krystal Dusenberry
Substitute Driver
Patti Henderson
Rte 12 Bus Driver
Patricia Henderson
Route 12 Driver
Joe Magaddino
Rte 14 Bus Driver
Jolean O’Farrell
Rte 11 Bus Driver
Mike Tharp
Substitute Bus Driver
TJ Thompson
Rte 16 Bus Driver
Debra Thompson
Route 17 Driver
TJ Thompson
Route 16 Driver
Rob Tracy
Transportation Supervisor