WCS Transportation Facility Receives Major Renovation
The WCS Transportation Department received significant upgrades to its facility over the summer. Highlights included repaving of the parking lot, installation of security cameras, and new LED lighting.
WCS bus drivers are an essential part of the school district, responsible for the safe and timely transportation of almost 1,000 students each day. Despite often driving on poor roads and in less than ideal weather conditions for much of the year, the transportation team logged almost 138,000 safe miles during the 2018-2019 school year.
The District had made investing in transportation a priority. WCS has replaced over 50% of its bus fleet with new vehicles in just the last three years. This summer the transportation department facility itself was a focus for improvement. Upgrades included a $90,000 paving project supported by the District Sinking Fund. High definition security cameras were added throughout the department as part of the District's safety initiative. Efficient LED lighting installation will be completed this month, providing better working conditions for drivers when they arrive early in the morning to conduct pre-trip inspections of their buses. During the 2018-2019 school year, the department also received an upgraded phone system.
Pictured below: Before, during, and after images of the renovations this summer at the WCS Transportation Facility.