Important News Regarding Bus Fees:
The Mother Lode Transportation Department is dedicated to providing safe, efficient, and reliable bussing services for the students of the Mother Lode Union School District. Our students receive training on emergency procedures and are given a clearly defined list of bus rules to assure safe and continuous riding privileges.
District Bus Operators are provided with approved Department of Education driver training in excess of the annual requirements of the California Highway Patrol. In addition, instructions in other pertinent pupil management subjects are provided making Mother Lode Bus Operators extremely well trained and who perform in a most professional manner.
The District bus fleet consists of modern, well maintained buses equipped with both two way radios for better communication and video systems to assist the driver with pupil management.
The Mother Lode Transportation Department is pleased to announce use of “Clean School Bus USA” Grant monies to retrofit our fleet with new cleaner diesel engines and the planned change to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel technology.
Student Bus Stop Assignments
When registering for school, parents are asked to select a permanent bus stop assignment for the rest of the school year. Students wishing to board or depart from a different route or from a bus stop other than their assigned stop may only do so with written permission. A "Student Bus Stop Assignment" change slip must be signed by a parent and approved by the school office prior to boarding the bus.
The winter season brings the possibility of snow and slippery roads. District policy regarding snow days is based purely on road conditions and if buses can operate safely. On questionable mornings, a decision will be made and publicized at 6:00AM if school will open at the regular time or will be postponed two hours. Should school opening be postponed due to road conditions and those conditions remain unsafe, school will then be cancelled for the day. In cases of school postponement, all morning bus routes times will reflect the same two hour delay with dismissal at the regular time.