PUSD TRANSPORTATION
DEPARTMENT

bus

Office Location:

2877 Schnell School Rd
Placerville, CA 95667

Business Hours:
(during school days)
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact Information

Tina Barrentine
Lead Bus Driver
622-6244 ext 6603

Ashley Freitas
Transportation Secretary
622-6244 ext 6612

Fax: 626-0819

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How do I sign my child up for the bus?
A: We will need you to fill out an application, pay the bus fees, and bring your child in for a picture for their bus pass. More info about signing up can be found on our information page.

Q: Do I need to fill out an application this year if my child rode the bus last year?
A: Yes, we need a new application filled out every year.

Q: My child is now in high school. Do I still come to your office to sign him/her up for the bus?
A: No, we only provide busing for the schools in our district: Markham, Sierra, and Schnell. If you have a student that is attending high school, you will need to sign them up for a bus at the high school district transportation office at 4675 Missouri Flat Rd.

Q: Who should I talk to if my child is having problems on the bus?
A: Our lead driver can help resolve issues that happen on the bus. Call Tina at 622-6244 ext 6603.

Q: What is offered for the Markham late bus?
A: There is a late bus that picks up Markham students who stay after for programs, tutoring, and sports. It picks up at 3:30pm. Our late bus services a handful of stops. You can find our current late run schedule on our information page.

Q: What about band students that get transported from Markham to their school in the morning? What do I need to do?
A: We need an application filled out if your student isn't a normal bus rider. 

Q: What about Early Bird students?
A: We pick up students for the Early Bird program during our Markham AM route. Give us a call to see if your child's stop is available. 

Q: What if my child only needs to ride the bus for one day (i.e. going home with a friend)? Do I need to fill anything out?
A: Yes, we still need an application on file before your child rides the bus, even if it's only for a day.

Q: Do I need to pay for a full pass if my child is only going to ride occasionally?
A: No, if your student is only riding every once in awhile, you can opt to buy bus tickets for $1 each. 1 ticket is good for one ride. You would need 2 tickets if your child is riding to and from school in one day. Tickets can be purchased in our office or the school offices. We still need an application on file if you choose this option.

Q: How does Winter weather affect the bus route?
A: Here is our info on Winter weather: Winter Weather Info

COVID-19 Updates

We are currently transporting students according to the phases set in place for the school year.

Phase 1: TK-2nd (starting August 17)
Phase 2: 3rd-5th (starting September 7)
Phase 3: 6th-8th (starting September 28)

We are transporting students Tuesday-Friday. Mondays are distance learning days, so buses will not be running.

Check our bus routes page to find current bus stops and times. We update this frequently as things change.

IMPORTANT: ALL BUS RIDERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHILE ON THE BUS.

Extended Day Students
We offer bus rides from school to Extended Day at Markham. It's a free service, however, we need an application filled out before your student rides.

Boys & Girls Club
We have a bus transporting students to Boys & Girls Club after school as well. It is a free service (for elementary students), but we need an application filled out before your student rides.