Sunday, October 27, 2019


George E. Jack (GEJ) Closed on Monday, October 28, 2019

GEJ will be closed Monday, October 28, 2019 due to a water main break.  All GEJ students will be transported to Bonny Eagle Middle School.  There will not be before or after school care available (Standish Rec.).  Please contact the Transportation Department Monday morning with transportation changes.  All Edna Libby and GEJ students will be picked up at their regularly scheduled time in the morning.  They may arrive to and from school later than usual because of the extra travel time.  Thank you for your patience and understanding

Friday, August 23, 2019

Post cards were mailed out to all parents on Thursday, August 15th.  If you did not receive a post card with you child's busing information, please call the Transportation Department at (207) 929-9153.  Please note:  Transportation employees will be attending training on Monday morning, August 26th, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 27th from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  We will do our best to return all calls prior to 3:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday afternoon.   

We look forward to a safe and enjoyable new school year!   

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Hello,

The 2019/2020 bus routes have been posted.  Please know that they are subject to change.  Individual post cards are being mailed to all parents/guardians.  Please contact the Transportation Department at (207) 929-9153 if you have not received a post card by Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Activity Bus Runs
Activity bus runs have been scheduled to transport students who are involved in after school activities at the Middle and High Schools. These routes are along major roads and are primarily to transport students as close to home as possible without making house-to-house stops. Students will not be allowed on these buses without a pass approved by a teacher or an administrator.

We look forward to serving you this school year!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Help us fill the bus on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Plummer's Shop n' Save from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.!  Click on the link below for more information.

Fill the Bus


Friday, November 2, 2018


 

The tragedies that have occurred at bus stops this week should be a reminder that school bus drivers must always be on the highest alert.  Unfortunately, motorists pass stopped school buses with the red lights activated and stop arm deployed daily in our district, in our state and across the entire nation.  MSAD 6 school bus drivers teach students a safe crossing procedure and students are expected to comply with this procedure for their safety.

Safe Crossing Procedure
In the morning, students should be waiting off the roadway until the bus comes to a complete stop, the red lights are activated, the stop sign is deployed and the driver signals for the student(s) to cross.  

In the afternoon, students are expected to stop two times in front of the bus before crossing the road.  They must stop 12 feet in front of the bus at the right front corner and again at the left front corner, in front of the driver.  They must wait for the signal from the driver before crossing.  Students are taught to look left-right-left again before proceeding across the road.

ne Revised Statutes
Title 29-A: MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 19: OPERATION
Subchapter 4: SCHOOL BUSES

§2308. Overtaking and passing school buses
1. Receiving or discharging passengers.  A school bus operator shall activate flashing lights at least 100 feet before a stop is made to receive or discharge passengers. These lights must be continually displayed until after the bus has received or discharged passengers.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Stopping.  The operator of a vehicle on a way, in a parking area or on school property, on meeting or overtaking a school bus from either direction when the bus has stopped with its red lights flashing to receive or discharge passengers, shall stop the vehicle before reaching the school bus. The operator may not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or until signaled by the school bus operator to proceed.
[ 1999, c. 183, §13 (AMD) .]
3. Separated roadways.  The operator of a vehicle on a way separated by curbing or other physical barrier need not stop on meeting or passing a school bus:
A. Traveling in a lane separated by the barrier from the lane in which that operator is traveling; or [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. On a limited access highway where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway with the school bus stopped in a loading zone. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993,c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Use of flashing red lights restricted.  Except during a driving license examination a school bus operator may not use the system of flashing lights on a school bus for a purpose other than controlling traffic while stopping to receive or discharge school-age persons.
[ 1997, c. 776, §42 (AMD) .]
5. Registered owner's liability for vehicle illegally passing a school bus.  A person who is a registered owner of a vehicle at the time that vehicle is involved in a violation of subsection 2 commits a traffic infraction. For purposes of this subsection, "registered owner" includes a person issued a dealer or transporter registration plate.
A. The operator of a school bus who observes a violation of subsection 2 may report the violation to a law enforcement officer. If a report is made, the operator shall report the time and the location of the violation and the registration plate number and a description of the vehicle involved. The officer shall initiate an investigation of the reported violation and, if possible, contact the registered owner of the motor vehicle involved and request that the registered owner supply information identifying the operator. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2(NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. The investigating officer may cause the registered owner of the vehicle to be served with a summons for a violation of this subsection. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993,c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. Except as provided in paragraph D, it is not a defense to a violation of this subsection that a registered owner was not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
D. The following are defenses to a violation of this subsection.
(1) If a person other than the owner is convicted of operating the vehicle at the time of the violation in violation of subsection 2, then the registered owner may not be found in violation of this subsection.
(2) If the registered owner is a lessor of vehicles and at the time of the violation the vehicle was in the possession of a lessee, and the lessor provides the investigating officer with a copy of the lease agreement containing the information required by section 254, then the lessee and not the lessor may be charged under this subsection.
(3) If the vehicle is operated using a dealer or transporter registration plate and at the time of the violation the vehicle was operated by any person other than the dealer or transporter, and if the dealer or transporter provides the investigating officer with the name and address of the person who had control over the vehicle at the time of the violation, then that person and not the dealer or transporter may be charged under this subsection.
(4) If a report that the vehicle was stolen is given to a law enforcement officer or agency before the violation occurs or within a reasonable time after the violation occurs, then the registered owner may not be charged under this subsection. [1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §110 (AMD); 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §153 (AFF); 1995, c. 65, Pt. C, §15(AFF).]
E. Notwithstanding subsection 6, a person who violates this subsection commits a traffic infraction. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §110 (AMD); 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §153 (AFF); 1995, c. 65, Pt. C, §15 (AFF) .]
6. Penalty.  A violation of this section is a Class E crime which, notwithstanding Title 17-A, section 1301, is punishable by a $250 minimum fine for the first offense and a mandatory 30-day suspension of a driver's license for a 2nd offense occurring within 3 years of the first offense.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 65, §A110 (AMD). 1995, c. 65, §§A153,C15 (AFF). 1997, c. 776, §42 (AMD). 1999, c. 183, §13(AMD).


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Greetings from MSAD 6 Transportation Department,

If you have not received bus route information via email, you will be receiving it in the mail in the very near future.  We receive student information from the student database, Synergy.  Any demographic (address, phone #, email address) changes must be made via the portal, the school or the registrar's office.  Transportation cannot make these changes.  If there are changes to pick-up/drop-off locations, please click on the Transportation Change Form link to the right. 

We look forward to serving you this school year!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Congratulations to School Bus Driver, Tammy Thoits!  She competed among the best of the best in the driving skills competition at the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation State Safety Conference in July 2018 and placed 1st in the State of Maine!  She will compete in the international competition in July 2019.  Way to go, Tammy!