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Electric Bus Press Event at Broad Street Garage

Electric Bus Press Event at Broad Street Garage

Yellow school buses are going green in Philly, and we are PROUD to start the trend in our city with electric buses that are the first of their kind in Pennsylvania. The Transportation Division unveiled five new electric vehicles at a press conference at the North Broad Street garage on February 18 and gave attendees…

Meet the Team Who Secured the Electric Buses

Meet the Team Who Secured the Electric Buses

Michael McCusker (pictured below), Bill Rosetti, and Brian worked as a team to procure five electric buses for our District. Their efforts significantly contributed to the District’s distinction as the first school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to upgrade its fleet with electric school buses. Procurement of the electric buses despite vendor supply chain…

Meet The Shallcross and Passyunk Garage Fleet Maintenance Team

Meet The Shallcross and Passyunk Garage Fleet Maintenance Team

This month we are featuring two District bus garage fleet Maintenance teams! The Garage locations are responsible for dispatching school buses, fleet maintenance, driver training, and the District-wide mail delivery system. These fleet Maintenace teams are made up of individuals who maintain their professionalism and possess an outstanding work ethic. They give their best effort…

Meet the Executive Director

Meet the Executive Director

Teresa Fleming has been a member of Transportation Services since May 2016 and was recently promoted to the Executive Director role.  She brings over 20 years of multi-modal transportation and global logistics experience to her new position in Transportation Services. She has experience in supply chain and business analytics, ocean, trucking, rail cargo, and passenger…

Meet the Division’s Data Analyst

Meet the Division’s Data Analyst

Renee joined the team four years ago and quickly demonstrated what a valuable asset she was to the Division. She was recently promoted to the Data Analyst position after showing her expertise in analytics. Renee’s experience and skillset will support growth and improvement, ultimately allowing us to better serve our students. As a proud parent…

Meet the Division’s Payroll Specialist

Meet the Division’s Payroll Specialist

Tarah Gravlsande has been with the School District of Philadelphia since 2009 and has shared her compliance knowledge, payroll expertise, and positive energy with various departments during her tenure. Despite joining the Food Services team the week of the COVID-19 shutdown, Tarah took on the new challenges in stride and quickly acclimated to the new…

Meet the Menu Specialist

Meet the Menu Specialist

Karen Devito has been with the District for more than twelve years and brings with her a strong operations background. Her experience in the field as a Food Service Lead, and later as a Food Service Manager, serves her well in her current role as the Menu Specialist. Karen oversees the ordering and logistics involved…

Meet the Operations Data Analyst

Meet the Operations Data Analyst

Cuc Chim is the newest employee to join the team as the Operations Data Analyst. Cuc is no stranger to the District as a previous employee of Facilities, and a graduate of The Academy at Palumbo. In her new role as the Operations Data Analyst, Cuc is excited to bring a fresh set of eyes…

Eagles Hometown Grant at Hopkinson School

Eagles Hometown Grant at Hopkinson School

In partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles, the American Dairy Association recently awarded the Division of Food Services the “Hometown Grant.” The Philadelphia Eagles presented the award and hosted a virtual pep rally at Hopkinson School, where students received t-shirts and swag. Food Services was able to use the grant to purchase new refrigeration and breakfast…