Welcome / Contact Information
4 months ago
Welcome to Bangor Area School District
Since 2011, the Bangor Area School District has contracted with Student Transportation of America (STA) to provide transportation services. Below, please find contact information for both the school district’s liaison and STA’s terminal. Please explore the other information panels in this section to access additional transportation information.
Dr. Joseph Kondisko
Director of Student Services
Bangor Area School District
Student Transportation of America (STA)
2 months ago
Student Transportation of America (STA) is North America’s most trusted and largest independent provider of school bus transportation services. STA’s family of local companies is the fastest-growing and most innovative school bus transportation provider delivering safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation solutions to school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. STA is a family of local companies and is North America’s safest independent provider of school bus transportation services, with an industry-leading safety rating and the youngest fleet in the business. For more information, or to inquire about possible employment opportunities, please contact STA at:
5 months ago
Passenger Safety: Our #1 Priority
There's more to getting on and off the bus safely than putting one foot in front of the other. From GPS speed and idling reports, to engine diagnostics, preventive maintenance and regular driver training, everything we do at Student Transportation Inc. is designed with the safety of our passengers as our top priority.
Safety Tips for Students
- Always walk ten feet in front of the bus – never behind the bus.
- Always stay at least five giant steps (ten feet) away from the side of the vehicle while waiting at the bus stop or immediately after exiting the bus.
- If you drop something, tell the bus driver – never stop or bend over to pick it up.
Boarding the Bus
If you have to cross the road to get onto the school bus:
- Stay on the side of the road, away from traffic, until the bus stops and the driver signals to cross.
- When the driver signals that it is safe to cross, you should first check for traffic. Many motorists illegally pass stopped school buses. So you (and the bus driver) must check for traffic in both directions: look left-right-left.
- As you cross in front of the school bus, watch the driver. If you can see the driver, the driver can see you.
- Board the bus using the handrail.
- Move toward the rear of the vehicle quickly without crowding or pushing.
- Sit down quickly.
Exiting the Bus
- Stay seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
- Do not push or play as you exit the bus.
- Use the handrails to avoid falling.
- Make sure that all backpack straps, drawstrings and clothing do not get caught in the handrail or the vehicle door.
- Look toward the rear of the bus before stepping off the bus. By looking to the rear of the bus, you can make sure that no motorists are passing on the right.
- Move ten feet away from the bus at once.
- If you have to cross the road to get home:
- Stay on the side of the road away from traffic and ten feet ahead of the bus where you can see the driver’s face.
- When the driver signals that it is safe to cross, cross to the outside edge of the bus and check both ways for traffic.
- If it’s clear, cross quickly.
- If it’s not clear, return to the curb.
- Once off the bus, go straight home.
SafeStop is a school bus tracking app that provides parents with valuable information about the location of their child’s school bus, including Expected Arrival Times and student scanning. Using GPS tracking, SafeStop combines security, safety, and communication into one easy-to-use school bus tracking app. Learn more about SafeStop!
Know the Danger Zones
Video / Audio Recording Notice
4 months ago
The use of video and audio recording equipment supports efforts to maintain discipline and to ensure the safety and security of all students, staff, contractors and others being transported on district-owned, operated, or contracted school buses or school vehicles. Thus, the District authorizes the use of video and audio recording on school buses and school vehicles. Each school bus and school vehicle that is equipped with video and audio recording equipment contains a clearly posted notice informing drivers and passengers of the potential for video and audio recording. In addition, the District complies with the provisions of federal and state law and regulations regarding student record requirements as applicable to the District’s use and disclosure of recordings. Recordings considered part of a student’s educational record are maintained in accordance with established student record procedures governing access, review, and disclosure of student records.
Use of video and audio recording cameras allows for the recording of the behavior of the students and the bus driver’s methods of managing student behavior. The school bus or vehicle will have a special box installed in the front, which can house such a camera. If there is a student behavior problem, the recording may be reviewed by the District administration and/or a member of the transportation department. Discipline infractions will be handled by the student’s building principal and/or his/her designee, who may review the recording, inform the student(s) and their parent(s)/guardian(s) of the behavior infraction, and administer appropriate discipline. If you would like more information, a copy of the Board Policy No. 810.2 titled, Transportation – Video/Audio Recording, is available on the District’s website.