The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for West Orange-Cove CISD’s new transportation center on Monday, January 9, 2023.
WOCCISD School Board President Linda Platt-Bryant stated, “We are excited to announce the grand opening of our school district’s new bus barn! Here in West Orange-Cove, we (the Board) continue identifying the district’s needs. This new transportation center was one of those needs.”
The new building was a part of the 2018 bond approved by WOCCISD voters. The project included new construction with offices, a meeting space, covered bays for buses, a wash station, and a garage, making it easier to perform maintenance on buses.
“We are pleased that the taxpayers have provided a state-of-the-art facility and technological resources so we can continue to transport the children of West Orange-Cove CISD safely,” Superintendent Dr. Rickie Harris said.
In addition to the new facility, WOCCISD Transportation has recently launched the SMART TAG bus tool that allows the district and parents to monitor bus activity and track students to and from school using GPS.