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Archive for March, 2021

COVID-19 Grant Awards and Donations

COVID-19 Grant Awards and Donations

Fewer meals served, coupled with increased cost for meal packaging, cold storage equipment, and PPE have resulted in substantial financial setbacks for the Division. In an effort to lessen the financial burden, Food Services has sought out grant opportunities for additional funding. In October, the Division was awarded funds from Truist Bank to support the…

Meet the General Manager, Danielle Floyd

Meet the General Manager, Danielle Floyd

Danielle joined the School District of Philadelphia in 2002. She has served in many capacities during her tenure. As General Manager she leads the team responsible for the safe transport of students to and from school.

SDP is Going Electric!

SDP is Going Electric!

Under the Driving PA Forward Program, Transportation Services has been issued a rebate voucher of $468,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Onroad Rebate Program, to be used to purchase three electric buses. The electric buses will replace three older diesel buses which will be decommissioned and scrapped.

Where’s The Bus? App

Where’s The Bus? App

The Department of Transportation Services is excited to announce our free new WheresTheBus application. Our GPS equipped school buses now have technology that will allow you to know the location of your student’s bus during morning and afternoon service, providing up-to-the-minute arrival time information. We encourage you to try this exciting new technology, as we continually…

Student Fare Card

Student Fare Card

The Department of Transportation Services is preparing to launch a new SEPTA Student Fare Card program for the 2021/22 school year.  The Student Fare Card will replace the traditional weekly Transpass. In order to launch the program, we have partnered with 9 schools to help us conduct a pilot program to gather data for the new Student…

New Director of Garage Operations

New Director of Garage Operations

Stevie Everson was recently hired to oversee Garage Operations. His team is fully committed to providing safe and efficient transportation to our students in Philadelphia. Garage locations are responsible for dispatching school buses, responding to questions regarding operational issues, fleet maintenance, driver training, and the District-wide mail delivery system. The ability to serve our student…