Our Role

  • The Palm Springs Unified School District provides daily transportation for our district students to and from school, as well as providing busing for them on activity trips.  In addition to regular home to school transportation, the department provides services for special education, after school education and sports programs, educational field trips, and other specially funded programs. Our main goal is to provide safe and timely transportation for our students each morning and afternoon.

    First Student Transportation Services:

    Palm Springs Unified School District contracts with First Student Transportation Services, a private company, for school bus transportation.

    Bus stops and routes are cooperatively planned by First Student Transportation Services and the District. First Student Transportation Services provides buses, drivers, maintenance, and training.

First Student Staff:

Name Title Phone Email
Matthew Lafond Division Manager (760) 320-8822 matthew.lafond@firstgroup.com
Amanda Hicks Safety Manager (760) 320-8822 amanda.hicks@firstgroup.com
Christina Vargas Dispatcher (760) 320-8822 chris.vargas@firstgroup.com

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