• Welcome to Transportation
     J. Pearson
    Contact Information:
    P: 724-631-1758
    F: 724-453-1744
    pearsonjd@svsd.net
     
    Mr. James Pearson
    Director of Transportation
    (retiring July 2022)
     
    Mr. Pearson, a Wexford resident, has previous experience as the assistant principal of Deer Lakes Middle School, as well as the assistant principal of Hampton Middle School and the dean of students for Hampton High School. Mr. Pearson has trained and received his Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with school bus and passenger endorsements, and is a member of the National Association for Pupil Transportation, Pupil Transportation Association of Pennsylvania and the Midwestern Pupil Transportation Association.

     

    Additionally, Mr. Pearson has sales, marketing and broadcasting experience as he has a bachelor of arts in communication arts radio and television. He earned his grades 7-12 teaching certification in English and communications from Robert Morris University, and his masters of educational administration from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Pearson earned his principal certification from Slippery Rock and Clarion universities.


    J. Demkowicz
     
    Contact Information:
    P: 724-631-1758
    F: 724-453-1744
    demkowiczjg@svsd.net
     
    Mr. John Demkowicz
    Director of Transportation

     

    A native of the Chicagoland suburbs of Illinois, Mr. Demkowicz relocated to Pennsylvania where he served as the Operations Supervisor of the Monark Student Transportation Corporation in Gibsonia followed by the Supervisor of Transportation and Custodial Services for the Quaker Valley School District. During his 12 years of Pennsylvania pupil transportation experience, he became well-versed in multiple transportation software suites, developed innovative processes for state reports and implemented strategic communication strategies with the District’s transportation system. He also has experience in coordinating and facilitating emergency responses impacting the safety of District facilities and community roadways. 

    Additional experience includes his role as Director of Operations at Performer’s Academy where he developed new revenue streams and business strategies while also maintaining fiscal and administrative duties. He also successfully recruited exceptional candidates to fill positions during the growth of the company. During his six years at FedEx Ground, Mr. Demkowicz was a Trainer, Swing Driver and Courier. He planned and provided efficient pickup and delivery services while complying with all operational, security and safety policies over a large territory covering multiple states and service areas. 

    Mr. Demkowicz attended college in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois. He is involved in many associations including the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials and resides in Moon Township with his wife, two daughters and dog.

    Mr. Demkowicz replaces Mr. James Pearson who will be retiring in July 2022 after 11 years of service to the Seneca Valley School District.


    Ms. Christine Thayer-Miller, Operations Manager
    724-631-1758
     
    Ms. Lisa Salak, Routing Specialist
    724-631-1758  
    salakls@svsd.net
     
    If this is an emergency between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., please contact the school district transportation office at (724) 452-6040 ext. 1758. For bus emergencies before 8 a.m. or after 4 p.m., please contact your child's bus garage: ABC Transit at (724) 473-4500 or Valley Lines at (724) 473-4411.
     
    Audio and Video Monitoring (Policy#810.1)
    The Seneca Valley School District has adopted a policy that authorizes audio and/or visual recording on school buses or school vehicles for disciplinary or security purposes. The audio/video recordings on school vehicles would be exempt from disclosure under the Public Right to Know law because such recordings constitute an educational record protected from disclosure by FERPA. Principals, their designees, bus garage managers and transportation department personnel are the only people allowed to view the recordings. Law enforcement may also view the recordings if school officials deem necessary. Each school bus or school vehicle with audio and/or visual recording devices, will post a notification in clear sight so driver and passengers understand their actions and communication may be recorded. The audio and/or video recording will not be operating if the vehicle is used for other purposes not school related.