The Transportation Department operates a fleet of 85 buses. State law requires districts to provide busing for students who live more than 1.5 miles from school and also provides exceptions for safety busing in high traffic areas. Buses are used to transport students to and from school, field trips for instructional purposes, and extra-curricular activities and events. District school buses travel nearly 800,000 miles annually and transport approximately 4,200 students daily. The department is one of the most efficient transportation departments statewide and its cost of operations is well below the State average. The Transportation Department also operates the District’s Driver Education Program and Preventative Maintenance Program. The Department maintains approximately 70 district-owned vehicles in addition to the bus fleet as part of the Preventative Maintenance Program.