Welcome to the Shelby Eastern Schools Transportation Department!
The Shelby Eastern Schools Transportation Department safely and efficiently transports over 950 students, across 18 routes, on a daily basis. On this webpage, you will find information about:
How to Request Transportation Services (and Alternate Transportation Forms, Bus Passes)
Transportation as a Related Service for Students with IEPs and 504 Health Plans
Technology for Parents
Bus Routes and Transportation Department Staff
Giving Back to the Community
How to Request Transportation Services
Before your student is able to ride the School Bus to or from school, our Transportation Department will need to gather some information from you. If you are new to Shelby Eastern Schools, your home school will typically handle this registration process. If you have an existing student and need to add Transportation Services, please contact Katrina Falk at email@example.com. If you already indicated transportation would be required via PowerSchool Enrollment Express, you do not need to complete any additional steps. (Review this link for important information about completing Form K: Transportation Request Form in Enrollment Express.)
Transportation will not begin the same day a new student is registered if the student is enrolled mid-school year. The routing process typically takes between three and five days, depending on the physical address.
If you need your student to ride either to an address other than the physical address on record at their home school or from an address other than the physical address on record at their home school, an Alternate Transportation Request Form must be completed and submitted for approval prior to your student riding on the alternate route. This type of request is for long-term arrangements, such as a step-parent or babysitter. Alternate Transportation Request Forms are approved on the basis of an existing route passing the requested address and available capacity. Routes will not be altered in order to accommodate an Alternate Transportation Request Form. Only one (1) alternate site is allowed per student.
An Alternate Transportation Request Form can be downloaded here. If you prefer, one can be sent home with your student - please contact your school directly to request this.
Once completed, the Alternate Transportation Request Form can be sent back to your school; faxed to the Shelby Eastern Schools Central Office at (765) 544-2247; or e-mailed to Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When your Alternate Transportation Request Form is approved, the Transportation Department or your school will contact you directly to confirm the arrangements.
Transportation is not provided to Little Mohawks Pre-School at Waldron Elementary School, Peer Models enrolled in Morristown Elementary School's Developmental Pre-School, or Discovery Kids Pre-School. The only Pre-School students eligible for transportation are those with either an IEP or 504 Health Plan on file (see below).
Due to COVID-19, Bus Passes are not being issued for the 2021-2022 School Year, except for in the case of emergencies. Please contact your home school's office prior to 1:00 PM if an emergency Bus Pass needs to be issued for your child.
Transportation as a Related Service
If your student has an IEP or 504 Health Plan on file that lists Transportation as a Related Service, your student is eligible for transportation on one of our two Special Education and Life Skills routes. In order for services to begin, please complete the Special Education Transportation Form, and submit it to the Teacher of Record. The Transportation Form will then be approved by the Director of Special Education and the Director of Transportation. Services will be scheduled to begin in conjunction with the Transportation Form being approved. Please contact Katrina with any questions at email@example.com.
Technology for Parents
Our Transportation Department utilizes a number of converging technologies on a daily basis, including: Transfinder Routefinder PLUS, Transfinder Stopfinder, Zonar GPS, and CumminsConnect Remote Diagnostics. Transfinder Stopfinder is our parent app. that allows for two-way, direct communication with the Transportation Department, Transportation Schedule lookup, and School Bus tracking within the app. In order to subscribe to Stopfinder, you must have a primary e-mail address on file with your student's school. A subscription e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you've designated as the primary e-mail address. Once your account is setup, you can create sub-subscriptions for another parent, babysitter, or even your student.
For more information about Stopfinder, visit https://www.transfinder.com/solutions/Stopfinder.
For instructions on how to share your Stopfinder account with sub-subscribers, visit https://youtu.be/IzMTlA6bRWg.
Need your account reset? Complete the Stopfinder Account Reset Request Form.
Our Bus Routes and Transportation Department Staff
The following table lists all of our Route Numbers (which coincide with our Bus Numbers) and the Driver and/or Aide assigned to the routes. Route #s 1 through 10 and # 28 are Waldron-area routes, while Route #s 11 through 20 and #s 25 & 29 are Morristown-area routes.
Route Number - Bus Number
Route # 1
Route # 2
Route # 3
Route # 4
Route # 5
Route # 6
Route # 8
Route # 10
Route # 28
Route # 28
Route # 11
Route # 14
Route # 15
Route # 16
Route # 17
Route # 18
Route # 19
Route # 20
Route # 25
Route # 25
Route # 29
Driver or Aide Name
Janet Russell (Bus Aide)
Serina Winkleman (Bus Aide)
Corporation Substitute School Bus Drivers: Will Bell, Ronia Cox, Jon Nelson, Teresa Smith (Bus Aide), and Nick Whitlow.
Just as important as School Bus Safety is to our students, it is equally important for our motoring public to be aware of our School Buses on the roadways. When you see our School Buses each morning and afternoon, it is safe to assume they will be making a stop, or multiple stops, along the road you are traveling. All of our new School Buses are equipped with forward- and rearward-facing stop arm cameras, and a number of existing School Buses have been retrofitted with the same equipment. These cameras provide high-resolution, real-time, GPS-stamped footage of all violations. Footage of stop arm violators will be forwarded to the Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office.
We are always looking to add qualified individuals to our team of transportation professionals. If you are interested in joining us for a rewarding career opportunity, complete the online Non-Certified Application. Minimum Requirements for Substitute School Bus Drivers:
Must be at least 21-years-old (or 18-years-old to become a School Bus Aide).
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and extended background check.
Must have a clean driving record.
Must be able to pass a DOT Physical.
Must hold or be able to obtain a Class “B” CDL with Air Brake, Passenger, and School Bus Endorsements.
Must hold or be able to obtain an Indiana School Bus Driver Certification Card (Yellow Card).
Training is available for qualified candidates. Click Here for a checklist of items to complete in order to become a School Bus Driver for Shelby Eastern Schools. Click Here for the job description for Substitute Corporation School Bus Drivers.
Giving Back to the Community
Each year, the Shelby Eastern Schools Transportation Department is proud to participate in multiple fundraising efforts.
In 2019, our Transportation Department was recognized as a Zonar All Star Award Gold Award Winner for its case study entry titled "Telematics and Efficiency for the Small School District." That same year, we were recognized as a Tech Super-User by School Transportation News Magazine. We are the only School District Transportation Department in Shelby County with a Director of Transportation holding National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Certification as a Certified Pupil Transportation Specialist (CPTS) and Certified Supervisor of Pupil Transportation (CSPT) as well as Transfinder Routefinder Pro Professional Certification. Our Director of Transportation also serves at the Region 8 Director for the School Transportation Association of Indiana (STAI).