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The Transportation Department provides home to school transportation for more than 1200 students each school day. Twenty-nine school bus drivers drive about 318,000 miles each year to ensure District students get to and from school safely. Carrying students on school busses is the safest method of transportation. Additionally, bus service reduces congestion within the city and at the schools. It also reduces overall exhaust emissions by reducing the number of vehicles taking students to and from school.

Several students have special needs that make it difficult for them to get to school. For these students, the District provides bussing options that accommodate those needs. Many of these students must be picked up at their home rather than meeting the bus at a traditional bus stop.

In addition to home to school transportation, this group provides activity busses and sports busses for a variety of athletic events and education enrichment programs.


NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The SMJUHSD does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identifications, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital, family or parental status, medical condition, military or veteran status, nationality, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, immediately contact the District’s Discrimination, Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer Mr. Kevin R. Platt at 2560 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455, (805) 922-4573 or You may request a copy of SMJUHSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures, Non-Discrimination Policies, Sexual Harassment Policies or click here.