Welcome to Transportation
Mr. James Pearson
Director of Transportation
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.
Ms. Christine Thayer-Miller, Operations Manager
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 Roenigk at (724) 353-1515 or Valley Lines at (724) 432-3404.
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.