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  • Welcome to the Transportation Department's Website!

    Transportation group photo

    Our Goal in the Transportation Department is to provide highly qualified, expertly trained drivers and staff to transport students to and from school and activities on a daily basis the safest, most efficient, professional way possible.

    Our wonderful staff are among the most well trained, dedicated transportation employees in the State of Arizona. All drivers are First Aid, CPR, AED certified, while maintaining continual safety training, physical testing and drug testing according to Arizona State Law.

    SUPERVISOR: Phillip Nelson

    ASSISTANT: Jonna Best

    TRAINERS: Gina Groll and Mary Apodaca

    BUS DRIVERS: Mary Apodaca, Gina Groll, Angela Latteri, Janie Payne, Ginger Soto, Chono Aranda, Frank Gutierrez, Jennifer McDougal, Louisa Cabrera, Neal Elmer, Bob Park, Jenny Clark, Noelle Park, Amy Gileadi, Jonna Best, Phillip Nelson, Kevin Casperson, Anna Hartman, Greg Innes, and Debi Camargo.

    BUS AIDES: Destiny Ruiz 


19-20 Bus Pass Sign-up Information

  • Please click on the link below to sign up your students to ride the bus. Please note that you must submit a response for EACH student.  Also, you can NOT use passes from previous years.

    Bus Pass Sign-Up

    Students without a bus pass will NOT be permitted on the bus - NO EXCEPTIONS! Notes from parents will not be accepted.  Lost or stolen bus passes cost $5.00 to replace. If you have the bus pass but need a new sticker the cost is $2.00.

    Bus passes issued:

    Monday - Friday 8:30 - 11:00 am

    Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 4:30 pm or by appointment - call 928-348-7080

Bus Safety Video


  • We are currently seeking individuals with a Class B CDL License to join our team. However, we provide training for you to obtain a Class B CDL License for those who do not have one.

    An employment application can be found on our Employment portal. Must have a clean driving record for five years. Any questions, please contact us at 928-348-7080 or 928-348-7090.

    We look forward to having you as a new addition to our team!!

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  • Transportation Supervisor:
    Phillip Nelson

    Transportation Assistant:
    Jonna Best
    Fax: 928-348-7081

    1185 S 14th Avenue
    Safford, AZ 85546

    Business Hours:
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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