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2015 GO0 Special Education Transportation

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The mission of Special Education Transportation, also known as the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Division of Student Transportation (OSSE-DOT), is to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transportation services that positively support learning opportunities for eligible students from the District of Columbia. The agency’s work is designed to achieve four main objectives: Safety, Efficiency, Reliability, and Customer Focus.

Summary of Services
OSSE-DOT provides safe and efficient student transportation services for eligible students as determined by Local Education Agencies (LEAs). The agency maintains the means to transport eligible students safely and on-time, and continuously aims to improve service levels by collaborating with parents, school staff, and special education advocates.

The Special Education Transportation agency is divided into 3 major divisions:

  • The Director’s Office - provides leadership, strategic guidance, and routing and scheduling services, and serves as a resource center for parents;
  • Bus and Terminal Operations - provides bus drivers and bus attendants and ensures smooth daily operations as it relates to buses leaving and returning to terminals; and
  • Fleet Maintenance - manages all bus repair and preventative maintenance activities.

Each major component listed is responsible for specific day-to-day activities.