Monday, April 24, 2017

Congratulations to MSAD 6 School Bus Driver, Tammy Thoits and to the Transportation team for taking 1st place in the driving skills competition at the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation Southern Region Safety Conference on Tuesday, April 18th!  Tammy will be competing among the best of the best at the MAPT State Safety Conference in July.  Way to go Tammy and MSAD 6 bus drivers!  BE Proud! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

How would you like to earn some extra money and 
have the same time off as your children?  

MSAD 6 is looking for professional school bus drivers to join the Transportation team.  If you love children and have a great attitude and driving record, please contact the Transportation Department for more information.  We will provide training to qualified applicants.  Applications can be found at

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The MSAD 6 Board of Directors’ Superintendent Search Committee would like your help in developing a profile for the next superintendent of schools.  They would like to gain input from all stakeholders (Board members, employees, students, parents, community residents, business owners, and municipal officers) to ensure that the next superintendent acts ethically and professionally in personal conduct, relationships with others, decision-making, stewardship of District resources, and all aspects of District leadership.

Please find a link to a survey that the Search Committee is in hopes you will take the time to complete.  If you are unable to access the survey electronically but you would still like to share information, there are several ways you can access the survey:

1.  Request a copy of the survey by calling our District Central Office at 207-929-2331.

2.  Visit your Town Municipal Offices.

3.  Visit your Town Library.

Recognizing that this is a busy and stressful time, we appreciate your taking a few minutes to give the Committee your input.  Surveys may be returned to: Superintendent Search Committee, MSAD 6, 94 Main Street, Buxton, ME  04093.  Any questions or comments about the survey should be directed to Board Chairperson Lester Harmon

Thank you.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Students, Parents, and Schools Celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Week Oct. 17-21

A school bus driver’s career is about safely delivering the world’s most precious cargo – our students. Making a positive difference in the life of a child is what motivates school bus drivers.
Locally, parents, teachers, and superintendents celebrate National School Bus Driver Appreciation Week by making special cards, delivering special snacks, talking with drivers about how much their commitment to student safety means to families, schools, and the community, and learning about a day in the life of a school bus driver. School district transportation directors celebrate National School Bus Driver Appreciation Week by providing driver safety training at the district. It’s all about safety first.
Historically, Maine schools celebrate National School Bus Driver Appreciation Week during National School Bus Safety Week which occurs annually during the third week in October. It is a time for Mainers to reflect upon the outstanding job performance of more than 2,300 school bus drivers who transport students to and from school and school related events throughout the year traveling over 30 million miles of urban and rural roads. In Maine about 80 percent of students ride the school bus which is much higher than the national average of 50 percent.
School bus drivers provide an essential service. They are responsible for conserving the comfort, safety and welfare of students they transport. And should a critical incident occur that requires student relocation, school bus drivers will be called on to deliver students to a safe haven.
A typical day in the life of a school bus driver means arriving early, performing daily pre-trip bus inspections, knowing what students ride the bus, where each student lives, and what school each student attends. During the day drivers may deliver students to field trips or education events and they may work at the school as a bus technician, safety officer, software technician, or custodian. At the end of each day the driver performs a post-trip bus inspection and secures the bus in preparation for the next day.
School bus drivers like to drive, enjoy working with students, care about children’s safety, have great people skills, remain calm under pressure, and have flexible or full-time work schedules. School bus drivers must receive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) commercial driver’s license (CDL) with school bus S and passenger P endorsement. This requires additional and driving skills tests that are administered by a certified examiner. School bus drivers must pass federally regulated skills and knowledge evaluations which are conducted with a written and driving exam. Federal regulations require random drug testing. Maine regulations require a background check and physical exam to determine driver fitness for duty. Important qualities for school bus drivers are good customer services skills, normal hand-eye coordination, good hearing and visual ability, patience and good physical health. School bus drivers are the first school employee students see at the beginning of each school day and the last one they see at the end of the school day.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Transportation Change Form
This form must be filled out upon initial enrollment and when there is a PERMANENT CHANGE to a student's pick-up or drop-off location. Please Note: Student information is retrieved from the district's student database, Infinite Campus. Bus stop assignments are based on the information retrieved from this database. A permanent change in residency can only be made through the school - DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO REPORT A CHANGE OF ADDRESS. The Transportation Department cannot take this information from a parent/guardian. Transportation will be provided after this change is made in Infinite Campus.
To ensure this change is in compliance with our transportation policies, please contact the Transportation Department (207-929-9153) within 2(two) days of submitting the form.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Activity Bus Routes are now posted.  Ten activity bus routes have been scheduled to transport students who are involved in afterschool activities at Bonny Eagle Middle School and Bonny Eagle High School Monday-Thursday.  These routes are along major roads and are primarily to transport students as close to home as possible without making house-to-house stops.  These buses make consolidated stops.  Students may call a parent/guardian to meet them at a consolidated stop.  Students will not be allowed on activity buses without a pass approved by a teacher or an administrator. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Welcome to the MSAD 6 Transportation Department!

Bus routes are now posted.  You can view the routes by clicking on a school listed on the right or try out a new option to retrieve the most up-to-date information through Infofinder i.  Infofinder i is currently in the beta testing phase.  It is a web-based service that allows you to access the bus route information that we have stored in our routing database, Routefinder Pro.  Please know that if you use Infofinder i, there are currently zip code issues with Limington addresses.  We are aware of this problem and the software company, Transfinder, is working to resolve it.  If you enter an address in Limington with the zip code 04049, you may need to choose the Cornish zip code 04020, the Steep Falls zip code 04085 or the Limerick zip code 04048.    

If your child was being picked up and/or dropped off at a location other than his/her home address last school year and you filled out a Transportation Change Form, your child's schedule will remain the same as it was last school year; however, the bus number and pick-up/drop-off times may have changed.  If you did not fill out a change form last school year and you would like your child to be picked up and/or dropped off at a location other than his/her home address listed in Infinite Campus, you must submit the Transportation Change Form.  Select the tab to the right to complete the form.

Please refer to MSAD 6 Policy EEA regarding consistent schedules and the number of bus stops a student may have.  Students may have two scenarios that must be consistent.  Examples:  M-F pick-up @ home, M-F drop-off @ daycare/alternate site; OR Monday, Wednesday, Friday pick-up/drop-off @ home, Tuesday and Thursday pick-up/drop-off at daycare/alternate site.  Bus passes will not be issued to alter the permanent schedule.       

The first day of school for students in grades pre-k through 6th and 9th grade is Wednesday, August 31, 2016.  Pre-k and kindergarten students will be picked up with a parent after the elementary route.  Pre-k and kindergarten parents will be receiving a letter in the mail regarding the pick-up time and location.  All students will attend school on Thursday, September 1st.  There is no school on Friday, September 2nd or Monday, September 5th.

We look forward to serving you this school year!