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Supervisor
BARBARA SCOTTO
SUPERVISOR OF TRANSPORTATION
Phone: 301-766-2902

Department Custom Page
Transportation

Address
820 Commonwealth Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone
301-766-2902; Garage: 301-766-2908; Fax: 301-766-2911

Department Description

The Washington County Public Schools Transportation Department administers a pupil transportation operation that provides one of the lowest per pupil costs in the state. The department arranges and supervises bus routes and schedules for Washington County Public Schools. Transportation recommends awarding of contracts to private bus owners and administers school bus contracts. Transportation also manages county-owned buses and operates a maintenance facility that supplies spares for county and contract buses. This office also develops transportation cost estimates for other school system programs.

Other Transportation Department objectives:

  • Conduct school bus driver and assistant pre-service and in-service training.
  • Serve as a liaison with the local police and the county and traffic/highway safety offices.
  • Report and review all school bus accidents and determine preventability.
  • Plan and provide approved bus stops and loading and unloading areas at schools.
  • Assist schools in enforcing rules governing pupil behavior on school buses.
  • Provide an effective school bus preventative maintenance program as well as a repair facility program.
  • Maintain a certified group of substitute drivers and assistants for all county buses.
  • Provide transportation for students attending the alternative programs.
  • Provide transportation for schools providing after school homework programs.
  • Provide transportation for schools providing summer school programs.
  • Maintain a fleet of vehicles used by WCPS staff to visit schools and attend workshops and/or meetings.
  • Provide analysis of necessary adjustments to school beginning and closing times to maintain cost effective bus transportation.
  • Evaluates road conditions relative to inclement weather situations.

Staff

ANGELA ALLEN
Assistant Supervisor
301-766-2905

CASSIE BAKER
Transportation Clerk
301-766-2902

AMY BLEVINS-SELBY
Router
301-766-2952

CAROLYN CRIST
Dispatcher/Clerk
301-766-2903

ANITA HETZER
Secretary
301-766-8744

RANDY MILLS
Assistant Supervisor
301-766-2906

SHARON RAHOCHIK
Assistant Supervisor
301-766-2907

BARBARA SCOTTO
SUPERVISOR OF TRANSPORTATION
301-766-2904

DEBORA SPIELMAN
Driver Trainer
301-766-2913

CHRISTINE THOMAS
Field Trip Technician
301-766-2959

Garage Staff

MICHAEL KING
Automotive Repair Supervisor
301-766-2910

TOM LEHMAN
Automotive Repair Leader
301-766-2914

CHRIS BABBIE
Fleet Service Technician

MICHAEL FREEMAN
Fleet Service Technician
301-766-2908

RICK MYERS
Fleet Service Technician
301-766-2908

MARTY RITCHICK
Fleet Service Technician
301-766-2908

BRIAN MILLER
Fleet Service Technician
301-766-2908

DAVID CHURCHEY
Vehicle Lubrication Mechanic
301-766-2908

JOE GEHR
Vehicle Lubrication Mechanic
301-766-8751

TIM BENDER
Utility Standby
301-766-2305

GARY STUHLER
Fleet Service Technician
301-766-2908

Resources

Links
Transportation
School/Stop Information .......... Downloadable PDFs of Bus Routes

 

Downloads
Cascade Mountain Zone Fact Sheet (3 page PDF) - There may be an occasion when a school delay or closing decision only affects the Cascade Mountain Zone. See the posted document for a full explanation.
Length of Student Day at Individual Schools (1 page PDF)
Driver Application Procedures (1 page PDF)
Transportation Location Change Request Form (1 page Word document)
Transportation Fact Sheet (1 page PDF)

 
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