Transportation

Mission

The goal of the Transportation Department is to provide transportation to all eligible school district students in a safe, efficient and timely manner in compliance with federal, state, local guidelines. 

Director

Willie Hills

863-471-5763

School Bus

Bus Routes

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that during the first few weeks of school you may experience a high number of bus delays. The delays are common due to the verification that students are getting on and off at their assigned bus stop and route changes. The routes should stabilize two to three weeks after the beginning of school. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

** Note:  Transportation will only release kindergarten students at their assigned bus stop, to an authorized adult with proper identification , otherwise, they will be returned to the school.

Operations Manager

Toby Cribbs

863-471-5762

Garage Manager

Larry Lowder

863-471-5767

Area Supervisors

Data Analyst

Clerk IV

Clerk II

Dispatchers

Mechanic V - Head Mechanics

Mechanic IV

  • (AP DOE Certified Inspector) - Mark Davis   863-784-0375

  • (LP DOE Certified Inspector) - Michael Brouwer   863-699-5067

  • (SEB DOE Certified Inspector) - Alex Holley 863-471-5442 ext 10360

  • (SEB) Bryan Garviso 863-471-5442 ext 10360

  • (SEB DOE Certified Inspector) - Jack Day 863-471-5442 ext 10360

  • Vacant

Dispatch Hours

5:00 AM - 5:30 PM

863-471-5764

General Information

Policies and Procedures Links

  • Policy 8600

School Board Policy that governs school transportation in Highlands County. Policy 8600 can be found in the District Policy Manual

Statute that governs school based transportation in the state of Florida.