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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.
Apr 27, 2017
Charleston, SC - Durham School Services, a leading provider of student transportation, invited Attorney General Alan Wilson to visit and discuss the inner-workings and operations behind getting more than 25,000 Charleston County School District (CCSD) students safely to school every day. During the visit, Attorney General Wilson met with Durham’s Chief Operating Officer Westley Richters and the local team who provided insight into Durham’s safety procedures, industry-leading technology on the school buses, and the preventive maintenance program. “I have long admired the good work Durham does in South Carolina and across the nation. What I did not fully appreciate until my tour was the tremendous complexities associated with safe, successful student transportation, said Attorney General Wilson. “It is clear that Durham has a very strong focus safely transporting of students and developing a quality workforce so that those behind the wheel every day have the training and tools needed to accomplish their job.” The Durham team also shared their community involvement including participating and sponsoring events such as the CCSD golf scholarship tournament and the Gala, to Stuff the Bus events, and the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade where team members assembled baskets and delivered them throughout the District. “We appreciate the time the Attorney General spent with us, and we’re proud to showcase our team’s continuous efforts to getting our students to school safely, on time and ready to learn,” Richters said. “Our Charleston team’s dedication to not only safety of their students, but also the betterment of their community is to be commended.” CCSD Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait and several board members were also in attendance.
Apr 26, 2017
Durham School Services—a leading provider of student transportation—has been selected to serve the students of Carbondale Elementary School District 95. The district voted to accept Durham’s proposal to provide transportation to more than 1,500 students for the district’s four schools. Operations, slated to begin at the start of the 2017-18 school year, will include 27 school buses. “We’re looking forward to getting the students of District 95 to school safely, on time and ready to learn starting this fall,” said Norman Mars, regional manager for Durham. “We currently serve 25 schools and districts in Southern Illinois, and we will continue our commitment to the safe transportation of our students with our newest partner, District 95.” Carbondale Elementary School District 95 Assistant Superintendent Justin Miller cited Durham’s focus on safety as an important factor in choosing the company. “Their commitment to safety spans well-trained drivers, safety awareness programs and innovative technology,” Mr. Miller said. “Durham has a long history of safely transporting students, and we are pleased that they are bringing that expertise to our district.” Celebrating its centennial year, Durham transports more than 1 million students across the U.S. every day. A national company rooted locally, Durham is hiring members of the community and surrounding areas. Hiring efforts are underway for drivers and monitors, with positions still available.
Apr 24, 2017
Warrenville, Ill – Durham School Services—a leading provider in student transportation—has expanded its operations in the New England area, being selected to serve North Providence Public Schools. The contract begins July 1 with summer service, and the agreement calls for 23 buses transporting students from the district’s nine schools. “We’re looking forward to providing the safest, highest-quality transportation for our North Providence students,” said Gerry Cameron, regional manager for Durham. “Our team is already making preparations to ensure a smooth transition and safe operations for this summer.” Celebrating its centennial year, Durham transports more than 1 million students across the U.S. every day. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing history in student transportation by serving the families of North Providence,” Cameron added. Durham is a national company rooted locally, with its team members part of the communities where they live and work. The North Providence operations will employ more than 20 people. Hiring efforts are underway for drivers, with positions still available. In addition to North Providence, Durham operates in Cumberland, RI.
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