Peyton School District transportation is responsible for insuring safe and efficient transportation to and from schools and extra-curricular activities.  School transportation is provided free of charge as a convenience to all eligible students. The District is not required by law to provide transportation services. Only those students assigned may ride.

Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday

Contact: 719.749.0074 option 1

Cooperation in informing students of the importance of obeying school bus rules and regulations is appreciated.  All students and parents of students in Peyton School District should be aware of these rules and regulations. While at bus stops or on school buses all students are expected to behave in the same manner as they would in the classroom and all school rules and regulations regarding student behavior will apply.

Conduct at Bus Stops

  • Only students who are assigned to a bus may ride that bus.
  • Be 5 minutes early at the designated school bus stop to help keep the bus on schedule.
  • Only use designated bus stop locations and do not change from one bus stop location to another.
  • For your safety, stay off the road at all times while waiting for the bus.  Bus riders should conduct themselves in a safe manner while waiting.  Students will be respectful of private property while waiting for the bus.
  • Students must wait until the bus has stopped before approaching to load the bus.  A safe distance would be to wait approximately 10 feet away from the side of the bus or on curb
  • Be careful in moving toward the bus.  Do not push or shove as it may lead to a serious accident.
  • Do not bring pets or large objects on the bus.  Please make other arrangements for transporting pets or large objects to school.

Conduct on the Bus

  • For your safety, please keep hands and head inside the bus at all times after entering and until leaving the bus.  Ask the driver permission when wanting to open windows or doors.
  • Bus drivers work hard at keeping the bus clean.  Do not eat or drink on the bus.
  • Smoking is not allowed on the bus.
  • Assist the driver with keeping the bus safe and sanitary.
  • Remember that loud talking, laughing, or screaming causes confusion, diverts the driver’s attention, and could result in a serious accident.
  • Treat the bus and bus equipment as you would valuable furniture in your own home.  Damage to seats, windows, etc. must be paid for by the offender.
  • Bus riders should never tamper with the bus or any of its equipment.
  • Keep the bus aisle clear at all times.  Everything brought on the bus should be kept on laps or under the seat.
  • For safety reasons, no animals, matches, weapons, tools, controlled substances, or hazardous materials can be allowed on the bus.  The driver shall make reasonable and prudent determination that all carry-on items are properly handled in order to minimize the danger to all others.
  • Do not throw anything out of the bus window.
  • Help look after the safety and comfort of fellow passengers, especially smaller children.
  • Waste baskets are provided on each bus.  Do not throw anything inside the bus, on the bus floor, or out of the window.
  • For safety reasons, stay seated with backs against the seat.  Standing is permitted only when loading or unloading at the students’ designated bus stop.
  • Bus drivers assign seats and prepare seating charts used during emergencies.  Do not change or move from your assigned seat without the bus driver’s permission.
  • Bus riders should be courteous to the bus driver, bus assistant, and each other.  Verbal or physical abuse and bullying will not be tolerated.
  • For safety reasons, horseplay is not permitted around or on the bus.
  • Riders are expected to be courteous to people outside the bus.  Obscene or antagonistic gesturing will not be tolerated.
  • Students must be quiet when approaching a railroad crossing stop.
  • In case of an emergency, students are to remain in the bus unless directed by the bus driver to evacuate.

Conduct After Leaving the Bus

  • If you need to cross the road, do so at least 10 feet in front of the bus after looking in both directions.
  • Be alert for any danger signals from the driver.
  • The driver will not discharge riders at any places other than designated bus stops or at the school.

Conduct on Extracurricular Trips

  • Rules and regulations stated above will apply to any trip under school sponsorship.
  • Students will follow the directions of the driver; adult supervisor or chaperone at all times.

The Peyton School District is seeking applicants for substitute bus drivers. The successful candidate will be responsible to the Transportation Director for providing safe and efficient transportation so that students may enjoy the fullest possible advantage from the district’s curriculum and extra curricular programs.


  • Possession of or ability to obtain Colorado Class B P2S Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Demonstrates aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities.
  • Successfully complete training program for bus drivers.
  • Passes all Drug and Alcohol testing prior to and during employment.


The Transportation Director establishes workday base on needs. $13.33 per hour after training.


Application available here or at Transportation office.  Submit application via email or postal service to: Brian Lessig,  Transportation Director, Peyton School District #23JT, 13990 Bradshaw Road, Peyton, CO 80831



Peyton School District #23JT does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age, in access to, employment in or provision of any Peyton School District #23JT programs, benefits, or activities.

Please understand that these times are approximate and that you should always be at your stop 5 minutes before the scheduled stop time.

7:28 All Buses are scheduled to arrive at Peyton Jr/Sr High School
7:33 All Buses are schedule to arrive at Peyton Elementary School
3:30 All Buses load @ Peyton Elementary School
3:37 All buses load @ Peyton Jr/Sr High School

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Route 2 Route 6
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Route 4 Route 8




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Bus Safety Tips


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  • Derrick Lang (719-749-0074 x219)

Bus Drivers

  • Route 1 – Rich Fine
  • Route 2 – Tammy O’Neill
  • Route 3 – Wendy Lucky
  • Route 4 – Terre Reeder
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  • Route 8 – Cristy Taylor
  • Career Start – Bobby Hawkins
  • SPED – Gordon Gruetzmacher
  • SPED Para – Rose Dawson
  • SVRI – Jasmine Fine

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