Finding and training new drivers has been extremely challenging the past 2 years. Last year three routes were cancelled all year and some routes cancelled sporadically due to a lack of drivers.
Mid-Placer recruitment efforts have included advertising with Facebook, Craigslist and placing a bus with recruitment banners at I-80 and Bell Road. The Board approved a hire-on/retention bonus and a referral bonus, which brought in 5 drivers. Unfortunately, that only meant breaking even over the course of the year as some drivers moved on for personal reasons.
Mid-Placer continues to look for drivers and will train interested candidates, as are other school districts in Placer County. Contract school bus transportation providers are unable to meet their current needs, much less ours.
In 2022-23 the State has mandated that High Schools cannot start before 8:30 AM. virtually all schools will be starting at the same time and additional drivers are needed. Prior to this year, a bus could deliver students to High School and then gather and deliver elementary students. This will not be possible in the new year.
Due to school start time changes, additional drivers are needed. There are not enough drivers available for the beginning of school in August.
Therefore, the start of the 2022-23 school year will not have any General Education Busing. As drivers become available routes will be added. We feel it is important that you know now in order to make plans for when school starts in August.
Depending on where you live, Auburn Transit or Placer County Transit may have routes that can help you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult times.
Bowman School - Boys and Girls Club - Application Below
Alta-Dutch Flat Elementary - No Bus
Colfax Elementary School - No Bus
Franklin Elementary - No Bus
Loomis Grammar School - No Bus
Ophir Elementary - No Bus
Placer Elementary School - No Bus
Penryn School - No Bus
HC Powers Elementary - No Bus
BAND Program - No Bus
Colfax High School - No Bus
Confluence High School - No Bus
Del Oro High School - No Bus
Foresthill High School - No Bus
Maidu High School - No Bus
Placer High School - No Bus
Bus passes are sold for the full school year or the semester.
Pricing is in the application packets.
The Colfax High School Activity Run is for students that have after school activities. The regular bus pass is valid, or the student may use a per trip punch card for the Activity Run only.