What is happening in transportation? Many things! During the month of May, the Media class at FCHS is putting together a video about why you should be a bus driver for Franklin Township. The students have used their drone to film the sea of yellow buses as seen from above the lot. Drivers, students, and office personnel are being interviewed. They talk about the reasons why you would want to be a bus driver for Franklin Township. Watch for this video posted on the FTCSC website by the end of May. If you watch the video and then wish to apply for a position, please go the school website and apply. We offer health insurance and retirement benefits. We are looking for people who love to drive and love kids.
Several members of our team, will be attending the STAI convention this summer to learn more about being an effective driver/monitor, crisis planning for transportation, seat belts, and developing additional student management skills. This information/training will be shared with the entire transportation team in the fall. We will also be competing in a Safety Competition and Technician Inspection Competition. Good luck!
We are in the process of installing GPS systems on the buses and activity buses. For the next school year, we will be able to track where they are, when they make stops, show us mechanically how the bus is, and how fast buses are going. We hope to add more to the system in the upcoming years.
As we wrap up this school year and look to next school year, we will be attending the Ice Cream Socials for all elementary schools. Personnel from transportation will be at these events in order to provide assistance with eLinks, allow students to board a bus, and demonstrate how the seat belts work on the buses. ELinks is the website that parents may access to see when and where their students will be picked up. This site will be closed for the month of June. It will reopen in July. Please look at the eLinks the day before school starts as things change on a day to day basis. You can find your child’s transportation information by going to www.ftcsc.k12.in.us . Clink on District Office, then Transportation, and eLink routing information. Have a great summer!