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2015 GO0 Special Education Transportation
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.