Portage Township Schools Transportation

Portage Township Schools Transportation The Portage Township Schools Transportation Department is dedicated to providing students and staff the safest and most efficient means of transportation.
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We transport to the eight elementary schools, two middle schools and high school here in Portage, we also transported to several schools in Chesterton, Wheeler, Hobart and Valparaiso everyday as well as to the Indiana School for the Deaf and Blind in Indianapolis once a week. We also have fieldtrips and athletic trips taken around the region and through out the state. In order to accomplish this we have a fleet of 104 buses, maintained by four mechanics and managed by an office staff of four people.

Mission: Our mission is Educating, Empowering, and Inspiring Excellence. "Together we Excel!"

Operating as usual

11/27/2018

Transportation Department Employees - Due to the first Snow Day on 11/26/18. There will be an E-learning Training Session. Currently, it is being built and will be available soon. Look in the office for posted updates. Thank you.

May 8th E-Learning details for All Contracted and Sub Employees for Portage Township School Transportation Department.
05/05/2018

May 8th E-Learning details for All Contracted and Sub Employees for Portage Township School Transportation Department.

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo
02/12/2018

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo

02/09/2018

Portage Township Schools will be closed Friday Feb 9th, 2018. E-learning for students. NO PORTAGE TOWNSHIP BUSES WILL ROLL TO ANY SCHOOLS IN OR OUT OF THE PTS DISTRICT. BE SAFE.

02/05/2018

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS AND S.E.L.F. school HAVE ANNOUNCED A 2 HOUR DELAY FOR MONDAY FEB 5, 2018
Please check for your local schools for closure or delays.

All Portage Township School's phone system is down temporarily. Please email transportation if you need assistance. All ...
01/23/2018

All Portage Township School's phone system is down temporarily. Please email transportation if you need assistance. All Transportation employees follow procedure posted at the dispatch window.

Transportation office staff would like to send out a huge thank you! This winter has already created many challenges for...
01/19/2018

Transportation office staff would like to send out a huge thank you! This winter has already created many challenges for our driver, attendants, and community this year. Thank you to our bus drivers, attendants, parents, school and maintenance crews, and all others who made certain our children were transported home safely, especially with the early dismissal. Thank you to those drivers who helped make the phone calls to all the employees and the employees for dropping everything and coming into work early. As bad as the weather and roads were, there were zero incidents on that day. It did not go unnoticed and is extremely appreciated.

01/17/2018

Portage township schools have a 2 hour delay For Wednesday January 17th. Busses will run 2 hours later than their normal pick up time for all students transported by a Portage Township School bus.

JANUARY 12, 2018. ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.
01/12/2018

JANUARY 12, 2018. ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

12/20/2017
12/04/2017

Transportation Services Mechanic JobID: 2668 Apply

Position Type:
Transportation/Mechanic

Date Posted:
11/22/2017

Location:
Transportation Department

Closing Date:
12/06/2017

Additional Information: Show/Hide
Salary: Competitive wage experience based on experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES -include the following plus any other
duties that may be assigned by the employer. Perform repairs, overhauls and warranty
work on buses, trucks and other transportation department vehicles.
The applicant must possess or be willing to obtain, a valid Indiana CDL.
Applicant should have a minimum of three (3) years of mechanical experience,
and be A.S.E. certified in Medium/Heavy Truck Specialty and School Bus Technician
(or equivalent combination of education and experience).
Specific area(s) of responsibility will be assigned by the Head Mechanic.

1. Examine and discuss with head mechanic or operator the nature and extend of
damage or malfunction. Plans work procedure.

2. perform routine service maintenance on diesel buses and other transportation
equipment.

3. Perform system repairs on brakes, transmission, electrical system, cooling systems,

exhaust and intake systems on diesel buses.

4. Maintain and repair shop equipment.

5. Assist other mechanics and maintain a harmonious relations with other corporation

employees.

6. Repair and maintain chassis, interior and exterior of department vehicles.

7. Keep all tools and equipment clean and in good working order.

8. Provide and maintain basic Mechanic Tool set required to perform daily duties as

prescribed by lead mechanic.

9. Possess ability to read and interpret documents such as safety procedures,
operating and maintenance instruction, electrical schematics, troubleshooting
flowcharts and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence.

10. Must have a good driving record.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions while performing the
duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts
and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet/or humid conditions,
fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required
to use personal protective equipment (PPE) as recommended or stipulated by OSHA and as
specified in the Material Safety Data Sheets for the materials being used.

BENEFITS: This positions carries benefits for full-time employees.

On line applications:
Tanya Corbett, Director of Transportation

Congratulation to our big winners of a FREE TURKEY, BIll Bus# 51 & Dawn #90. Employees names were entered into a drawing...
11/27/2017

Congratulation to our big winners of a FREE TURKEY, BIll Bus# 51 & Dawn #90. Employees names were entered into a drawing daily for coming into work. We appreciate everyone and everything you do.

For Portage Township Transportation Employees. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and to your family.
11/01/2017

For Portage Township Transportation Employees. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and to your family.

09/14/2017

NO DELAYS FOR PORTAGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS. IF YOUR STUDENT GOES TO SELF, THERE IS AN 1 HOUR DELAY. 9/14/17

08/01/2017

Hello Everyone :)

INFO: Orientation Information for Transportation Employees

PHS: August 9th 8:00 am- 9:45 am
This start time is an hour later than normal time for the school year. Run the HS route as if it was a Late Start Wednesday. Be in your spot for pm (take home) by 9:30 am.

Willowcreek: August 11th 7:30 am- 10:30 am
This start time is the same as the normal time so run the AM as you do for the school year. Be in your spot for PM (take home) by 10:15 am.

Fegely: August 11th 8:00 am- 10:30 am
This start time is the same as the normal time so run the AM as you do for the school year. Be in your spot for pm (take home) by 10:15 am.

Transportation Orientation: August 10th 6 am- 10:00 am
LGI Room at PHS (door M).

***Because of new students and new subdivisions etc. everyone will have updated maps. Make sure to stop in at the office to pick your 2017-2018 maps up before you drive your route.
***All Attendants: check in at the office and then meet your driver on the bus at the appropriate time.
***We now have a secure door on the ASC building. Your ID badge is required. After 4:30 pm no one should be entering the building. Those that do field trips will follow the same procedures by using the drop box.

Tanya Corbett
Director of Transportation
Portage Township Schools
(219)763-8080

Part-time jobSCHOOL BUS DRIVERS and ATTENDANTS NEEDED• Great hours• Free CDL training• Option of summers off• Holidays o...
06/16/2017

Part-time job
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS and ATTENDANTS NEEDED

• Great hours
• Free CDL training
• Option of summers off
• Holidays off
• Fantastic Career Opportunity
• Be a Major Component of Our Community

CALL 219-763-8080 ext 0

www.Portage.k12.in.us/our_district/departments/Human_Resources

3300 Airport Rd
Portage, IN 46368

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo
04/07/2017

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo
04/07/2017

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo

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04/07/2017

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Portage Township Schools Transportation in collaboration with the Portage Police Department have created the flyer below...
04/05/2017

Portage Township Schools Transportation in collaboration with the Portage Police Department have created the flyer below. Many Portage businesses have embraced sharing this awareness with the community. The awareness is to educate and address the importance of stopping for a school bus when the bus has it's stop arm out to save a life.

I want to take the time to explain to the community how the transportation department for Portage Township Schools works...
01/04/2017

I want to take the time to explain to the community how the transportation department for Portage Township Schools works.
Our main focus can’t be ONE individual student. Our main focus is ALL students.
We all live in Northwest Indiana so we understand that it is winter and cold. That is why it is necessary for students to dress for the weather conditions and to be out waiting on the bus. In normal weather conditions student needs to be out waiting 10 minutes prior to bus arrival. Under extreme weather conditions (below 0 degrees), 5 minutes prior is acceptable.
We can’t have students waiting indoors running to the bus last minute, this makes the bus late for every other student following. It can also make the bus late getting all of the students to the school. It is also extremely dangerous.
If your student misses the bus, we can’t circle back around, this makes the bus late for every student following as well.
Portage Transportation has GPS and can tell exactly what time and at what location our buses stop. We also have the capability to run reports on any route to verify times stay accurate. I am including a screen shot of how our GPS works, I have whited out exact addresses for privacy reasons.
We also offer “Here Comes the Bus” to the community. This program gives you the bus information (GPS) for your student. This program is free to every family that has any Portage student(s) in Portage, SELF, Morgan and Duneland Schools. Please visit Portage Township Schools website under transportation to get the details. We will also be adding a link to this page.

http://www.portage.k12.in.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_223664/File/Departments/Transportation%20Services/Here%20Comes%20The%20Bus.pdf

I hope everyone enjoy their Holiday Break!  Jan 4th, 2017 school is back in session. We are on regular schedule bus time...
01/03/2017

I hope everyone enjoy their Holiday Break! Jan 4th, 2017 school is back in session. We are on regular schedule bus time, there is NO Late start Wednesday for the month of January.

Due to Porter County Emergency, NO School today.Emergency Travel Only. Please stay home where it is safe and warm.
12/19/2016

Due to Porter County Emergency, NO School today.Emergency Travel Only. Please stay home where it is safe and warm.

To all Contracted Portage Township School Transportation Employees, please check you Work Email for direction and a link...
12/15/2016

To all Contracted Portage Township School Transportation Employees, please check you Work Email for direction and a link for your E-Learning Day.

It is even colder this morning than last night, Please stay warm and safe at home. NO SCHOOL for Portage Township School...
12/15/2016

It is even colder this morning than last night, Please stay warm and safe at home. NO SCHOOL for Portage Township Schools 12/15/16.

Portage BackPack ProgramPortage Township Transportation TEA Members has a donation this year with the total $800.00. Tha...
11/04/2016

Portage BackPack Program

Portage Township Transportation TEA Members has a donation this year with the total $800.00. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication that was put in. This donation will go to the Portage BackPack Program that provides weekend meals to 160 children across all 11 Portage Township Schools

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo
10/14/2016

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo
10/14/2016

Portage Township Schools Transportation's cover photo

2017 - Poster ContestPoster Theme: MY DRIVER - MY SAFETY HERO!Who may enter: Any student enrolled in an Indiana public s...
10/14/2016

2017 - Poster Contest

Poster Theme: MY DRIVER - MY SAFETY HERO!

Who may enter: Any student enrolled in an Indiana public school grades K through 8 may submit an entry.

Dead Line Date: April 1, 2017 The posters will then be judged at the conference for the State competition.

Poster Specifications: The completed poster size must be 11X17 or 12X18. There must be a 3X5 card/entry blank securely fastened to the back of the poster that included the student's name, grade, age, teacher's name, school name and school address all printed clearly. Poster may be either vertical or horizontal on the poster. DO NOT ROLL POSTER. All posters must be delivered flat.

Please check with your childs school for more detailes.

Portage Township School Transportation Dept wants to give a huge Thank you to the 21 High School students that participa...
07/27/2016

Portage Township School Transportation Dept wants to give a huge Thank you to the 21 High School students that participated in the Active Shooter Safety Instructional video.

The Porter County Sheriff’s Dept. worked with Jesse Bob Harper Production to make this about an active shooter in the school building.

The video will be about 25 minutes long and hopefully be done by August. Producers filmed for about 8 hours on Friday 22nd. Students did a wonderful job at being patient and doing a serious job of acting.

“This video is part of a larger plan to better prepare students and staff at schools for dangerous situations, “said Sheriff Dave Reynolds.

If you need to get out of the house and do something fun, This is a great opportunity for you. Dates are July 14th-17th....
07/14/2016

If you need to get out of the house and do something fun, This is a great opportunity for you. Dates are July 14th-17th. Price of the ticket is $36.00, just enter Promo Code: Portage2016

It means a great deal for our community and the kids who attend school here that many of you were part of the parade yes...
07/05/2016

It means a great deal for our community and the kids who attend school here that many of you were part of the parade yesterday.

Thank you all and your families for being part of this event. It was a pleasure to share this time with all of you.

Portage is a great city. I’m proud to be a member of it. Thank you for being a part of making our city - and our school district - better and better.

Sincerely,

Tanya

Portage Township School Transportation department is going to be in the 4th of July Parade again this year. We are invit...
06/10/2016

Portage Township School Transportation department is going to be in the 4th of July Parade again this year. We are inviting all employees come out and join us. There is a sign up sheet in the lobby or call the office to get involve. Family member are welcome to join, so bring your spouse, kids, grandkids along to walk and pass out candy or just ride in the bus. Parade times will follow.

Address

3300 Airport Rd
Portage, IN
46368

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(219) 763-8080

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