• Meet Your Driver and the Driver of The Year.
     
    Federal Laws, Washington State Standards and the Centralia School District's high levels of professional expectation are all part of the process of identifying, training and maintaining the best qualified School Bus driver possible.  Each driver receives training in a number of skill level including Specialized Student Management as well as an annual re-certification training.  The average years of service are 8.79 which ranks in the top 10% of similar size school districts the state.  The district maintains 31 different regular and special education routes which travel just over a 1/4 of a million miles annually through all sorts of traffic challenges and weather conditions; safely transporting nearly 1,200 students to and from school each day.  The pride, professionalism and personal care exhibited by each driver demonstrates how important the job and your student is to them and the district.  Our department motto is "First in the Morning, Last at Night"  and describes the attitude of each employee.  They are the first contact your student has each day, and the last to see them safely home each evening.  Unmatched professionalism, unwavering care for your student is... Job # 1.
     
    Please Meet your Driver:
     
    For more information regarding driving opportunities, please follow the link: Employment Opportunities above and/or call the Coop at (360) 330-7628. You can also email the Assistant Director of Transportation Dale Dunham at ddunham@centralia.wednet.edu.  Come and join our team!
     

     
    Driver of the Year!  Each year the district honors the one driver who has gone above and beyond the Call to Duty and recognizes their personal and professional attention to their job.  The criteria for selection is matches the high standards of expectations of the program and as voted on by their driving peers.

    Leslie's Bus
     
    Leslie and her team of great Anti-bullying Students. 
     

    The 2013/14 Driver of the Year is Leslie Taggart. Supervisor Comments: For the second time in her career with the Centralia School District Leslie has been voted as the Drover of the Year.  Her, student first, approach to her job as well as her involvement in the overall well-being of her partners in the Transportation program allowed Leslie to rise to the top, once again.  On top of all her accomplishments as a school bus driver she was also recognized by the School Board at it's June meeting for her hand's on work with at risk students.  In addition Leslie also won the SEON Camera systems national anti-bully campaign and was duly recognized for her efforts by the company.  On top of all that Leslie has served as the President of the PSE bargaining unit where she has created a strong, stable and trusted relationship with her team as well as with the school district.  She is fair, she is caring, she is the the 2013/14 Driver of the Year.