750+ Years of School Bus Driving Experience at Oregon City School District

The Transportation Department at Oregon City School District has some very dedicated employees. In the department they have over 750 years of bus driving experience with multiple employees having well over 20 years of seniority. Being a bus driver takes true talent and dedication, but it can be very rewarding as well.  

Here is a small showcase of some of our districts fine, caring and compassionate drivers.

Cindy Liberty - Driving for the District since 1981

"I love interacting with the special needs kids on my bus.  Each one is unique and no matter what kind of day I am having they always find a way to make me smile" 

True Talent Behind the Wheel, What It Takes to Be a School Bus Driver in Oregon City

It takes a special person to become a school bus driver.  A combination of  unlimited patience, nerves of steel, and protective guardian, these dedicated people rise early each morning to safely transport their precious passengers to school.  

As put by our driver Cindy Peterson, "No one loves their baby like they do (parents), but it's our job  to get them to and from school as safely as possible." 

Becoming a bus driver in Oregon City requires:

  • Clean Driving Record
  • Criminal Background Check
  • First Aid Certified
  • Annual or Bi-annual physical test (depending on age)
  • Ongoing Training and Classes
  • Class B Commercial Drivers License
  • Passenger and Air brake Endorsement

Our drivers begin by having a current state drivers license and a clean driving record.  They are fingerprinted, as are all district employees, and a criminal background check is done.  A current First Aid card is a requirement which they carry with them at all times.

Oregon City Technology Department and Gaffney Lane Digital Classroom Named Apple Exemplary Programs

The Oregon City School District is pleased to announce that it has been named an Apple Exemplary Program for Gaffney Lane Elementary School's Digital Classroom and the Technology Department's server virtualization project.

The Apple Exemplary Program designation is reserved for K-12 programs that have demonstrated a strong, well-articulated use of Apple products in K-12 education. The District received 2 of only 38 designations awarded nationwide.

Seeking Nominations for Employee Representatives for the Chamber of Commerce 2010 Awards Luncheon

Oregon City School District is seeking nominations for the 2009-10 Teacher of Distinction and Employee of the Year. The licensed and classified staff members will be honored at an upcoming Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon. Employees, parents and community members are encouraged to make nominations.
Nominations should be sent to Bonnie Millar no later than Thursday, February 25, 2010

For more information and the form download the Employee of Distinction Nomination (PDF)

Board Approves 2010-2011 Budget Calendar

At its January 11 meeting the Board of Education approved the meeting schedule for development of the 2010-2011 budget. The District will be posting further information as the process unfolds. 

Approved 2010-2011 Budget Calendar (PDF)

Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Early Childhood Education and Child Care

School Supply Drive

Each year your donations to the KGW school supply drive helps our students get the supplies they need. Visit their website to learn more. 

In The News

"High School students in the Oregon City School District continued to outperform statewide averages for math, science and reading"
Oregon City 2013 test scores: Schools outperform state averages. The Oregonian

"The nonprofit group Earth Crusaders and the Oregon City School District teamed up under an Oregon City Metro Enhancement Grant to improve their town." Earth Crusaders, school district beautify OC. Clackamas Review

"An independent national study compares school districts across Oregon and the nation for efficient cost management and effectiveness in student achievement."  Oregon City School District Gets Top Rating for Effective, Efficient schools

"They point to places such as Oregon City, where nearly every student demonstrates an ability to write cogently and correctly" The Writing Imperative. The Oregonian

"Once again, Oregon City and Forest Grove high schools posted much higher passing rates on the math exam than schools with far fewer minority and low-income students"  Test scores show Oregon high schoolers lost ground in writing, math and science. The Oregonian


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