by Coy Holcombe.
Henry Carter, our transportation director, has recently completed the certification requirements for "Certified Pupil Transportation Official." This certification is obtained through the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation. According to a letter received from the Association, "Arriving at this level is no small process and you are to be commended on the time and effort you expended to achieve this goal."
Mr. Carter is in charge of the overall operation of our transportation department, which includes planning our bus routes and seeing that the bus routes all have certified drivers. Currently, EISD runs 19 different bus routes. Also working in the transportation department is our district mechanic, Harold Hemphill, and mechanic’s helper Willie Umana. Together, Mr. Carter, Harold, and Willie work to ensure that our student transportation is run in a safe and effective manner.