Field trips will not be booked without a Field Trip Request Form
To request field trip transportation, contact your department chair to submit a Field Trip Request Form.
If you are looking to have American Star, Santa Barbara Airbus provide transportation, you may call them to get a quote. They are only providing a quote and will not hold the bus for you until they have a signed contract. After you receive a quote, contact your department chair to obtain all approvals and they will process it with the Transportation Department. Transportation will book the bus with the vendor.
If you are looking to use any other vendor, please contact us as soon as possible. These are our current approved vendors and we will look at others as needed.
Limousines, limo buses and drivers require a Special Drivers Certificate, SPAB license. Companies also must have insurance meeting SMJUHSD standards. These vendors must be approved by the Transportation Department.
A new California law (VC 28160) requires any time the District uses a bus that is not equipped with a child check sytem that we have to documents.
The first is a complete list of students onboard the bus, name, address, phone number.
The second is a form that requires the chaperone and driver to do a student check a loading through out the trip. This form must be completed and sent to the transportation at the completion of every trip.
Please make a copy and complete the form
Transportation Safety Plan
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District is committed to the safety of our students. For a copy of our safety plan click on the Transportation Safety Plan link below.