The Hemet Unified School District Transportation Department collaborates with other Districts through government code section 6500 et seq. throughout the State of California in the following regards:
Transportation Services Fleet Maintenance Services
Complete Home to School Contracts CHP Compliance Consultations
Efficiency Studies and Cost Savings Analyses Efficiency Studies and Cost Savings Analyses
Route Management Performance of Fleet Maintenance
Bus Leases Piggyback Bid Options for Equipment Purchases
Field Trip Services
Piggyback Bid Options for Transportation Services
Computerized Routing Services
School Bus Driver Classroom Training - Original and Renewal
Assistance and Consultation Regarding Documentation Mandates
Hemet Unified Transportation Departmental Facts
Hemet Unified School District provides regular and special education transportation for the communities of Hemet, Winchester, Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Green Acres and parts of San Jacinto and French Valley. The District encompasses over 750 square miles with elevations ranging from 1,500 to 10,800 feet and operates on a $14,160,000.00 budget.
The Hemet Unified School District Transportation Department also provides complete transportation services for the San Jacinto Unified School District, Perris Union High School District, Perris Elementary School District, Romoland School District and special education transportation services for Nuview Union School District, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools in the High Desert with locations in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Sacramento Counties. The Transportation Department also has a contract with the California Department of Education to provide residential transportation services on Fridays and Sundays for the California School for the Deaf, Riverside.
The Transportation Department utilizes a state-of-the-art routing system which successfully allows the Hemet Unified School District to provide a regional transportation service to our customers in lieu of a unilateral service. This coordinated regional approach allows our partner districts to combine resources and reap the benefits of size and scale.
In the 2010 – 2011 school year, the Transportation Department's 203 employees safely operated 210 school buses which traveled 3,491,746 miles. This mileage equates to 140 trips around the world or over 7 round trips to the moon! The Transportation Department operated 137 routes comprised of 1,289 runs, servicing 8,364 stops and covering 17,546 miles on a daily basis. In addition, the Transportation Department successfully performed over 5,000 activity trips.
"We strive to be the most unique and innovative public school transportation department in California through our relentless pursuit to exceed standards of safety, efficiency and customer service. We aim to be progressive in our relationships with current and potential partner districts in order to develop and sustain partnerships that exemplify cost effectiveness and provide proactive service."