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Jul 18, 2017
Durham School Services—a leading provider of student transportation—has been selected to serve Salem School District’s students with special needs. The district voted to accept Durham’s proposal to provide transportation to more than 100 students; service will begin at the start of the 2017-18 school year. “We’re looking forward to being a part of the Salem community,” said Steve Schmuck, regional manager for Durham. “We have been providing safe and reliable transportation to special needs students for 100 years and are very pleased to have been selected as SAU 57’s partner.” Salem School District’s Assistant Superintendent for Business, Deborah Payne cited Durham’s focus on safety as an important factor in choosing the company. “The company’s commitment to providing our students with safe transportation is evident in the quality of drivers, innovative technology and safety awareness programs,” Ms. Payne stated. “We’re pleased to be working with Durham.”
Jun 14, 2017
Waterloo, IA - Durham School Services – a leading provider of student transportation—invited Mayor Quentin Hart to tour their facility in Waterloo, Iowa. Durham team members walked Mayor Hart through the daily operations, including pre- and post-trip inspections and child check procedure, to safely transport nearly 5,000 students to Waterloo Community Schools every school day. “My visit was very educational and informative—I was impressed with the Durham team’s dedication to safety. Every aspect of the tour enlightened me about all the work that goes into getting our students to school safely,” said Mayor Hart. “While school has closed for the summer, I know Durham will continue to work ensuring that our buses are safe for our students in the coming year.” “We’re honored to have had the opportunity to showcase our efforts and dedication to Mayor Hart,” said Kathleen Corbett, general manager for Durham. “The safety of the students we transport is always our top priority, and we continue to find new opportunities with the use of technology and training to further set ourselves apart as a leader in student transportation.” Waterloo Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Jane Lindaman was also in attendance for the tour. Waterloo Community Schools has contracted with Durham since 2012. “We’re proud to partner with Durham,” said Dr. Lindaman. “As one of the largest school districts in Iowa, we value Durham’s commitment to providing safe, quality transportation for our students.”
Jun 5, 2017
Durham School Services, a leading provider of student transportation, is expanding its operations in Pennsylvania to serve Keystone Oaks School District. Operations will begin in August 2017. The agreement calls for 21 buses transporting approximately 750 students from the district’s five schools. “We’ve been serving the greater Pittsburg area for many years, and we’re looking forward to providing safe transportation for the students of Keystone Oaks School District,” said Paul Talarico, regional manager for Durham. “Preparations are underway to ensure a smooth start-up to the 2017-18 school year.” Celebrating its centennial year, Durham transports more than 1 million students across the U.S. every day. A national company rooted locally, Durham’s team members are part of the communities where they live and work. The company is always seeking quality drivers, and encourages applicants to visit the Pittsburgh location at 101 Castleview Drive, Pittsburgh, PA or call (412) 341-8288 for more information.
May 9, 2017
Andover, KS - Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, is partnering with Andover Advantage Foundation to support the Andover Community Food Bank with a “Stuff the Bus” food drive. On Sunday, May 7, Andover Advantage Foundation is hosting The Truck Stops Here event from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Plaza located at Central and Andover Road. Durham is donating a bus to collect non-perishable food items for those in need. “We’re proud to partner with local organizations that share our same values,” said Chuck Mosqueda, general manager for Durham. “As the student transportation provider for Andover Public Schools, Durham is delighted to give back to the community.” The event will feature Wichita’s favorite food trucks, live jazz music and a local craft fair. Durham’s Pride the Safety Dog will also be in attendance. Event proceeds will benefit the Andover Advantage Foundation. “As a community driven and led organization that doesn’t limit our reach to just being inside the classroom, our mission is to enrich the lives of all students in Andover,” said Anna Warrington, executive director of Andover Advantage Foundation. “We are thrilled to partner with Durham School Services for The Truck Stops Here – Jazzfest to bring our community together for an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and funding for the students, families and schools of Andover.”
Apr 28, 2017
Durham School Services—a leading provider of student transportation—has been awarded the contract to provide school bus transportation for Contra Costa County Office of Education Special Education programs. Durham will operate 33 routes for students with special needs at the start of the 2017-18 school year. Preparations for a smooth start-up are underway. “Durham School Services can trace its roots to a three-bus company serving students with special needs 100 years ago,” said Tony Mancini, regional manager for Durham. “We have a long-standing history in providing safe transportation for our students, and we’re looking forward to serving the students of CCCOE Special Education programs.” Terry Koehne, chief communications officer, noted that Durham’s focus on safety is vital to serving the students of the County Office of Education. “Durham’s commitment to safety and their history of providing services to students with special needs were key factors in selecting them to serve our agency,” said Koehne. In addition to Contra Costa County, Durham operates in 14 locations across Northern and Southern California. Celebrating its centennial year, Durham safely transports more than 1 million students across the U.S. every day.
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