Carmel Clay Schools owns and operates its own fleet of school buses. Bus capacities range from 10 passengers to 84 passengers. Transportation service is available to all eligible Carmel Clay School students who live within the school district. 

Bus Routing

Carmel Clay Schools employs an automated bus routing system. VersaTrans, the system from Tyler Technologies Inc., automates many functions previously performed manually. Student data is downloaded from the mainframe Student Database to the VersaTrans server and processed to update the VersaTrans student file. Addresses are matched to a map of the district and students are assigned to bus stops. Student stop assignments are displayed on a parent's and student's myCCS page using the transportation widget. Stop assignments are made automatically approximately 24 hours after a student's residence is established in the mainframe student database.

Employment Opportunities

CCS is accepting applications for bus drivers. CCS offers a paid in-house training program. Drivers who have achieved a Commercial Drivers License start driving duties as substitute drivers with the opportunity to obtain a Contracted driving position.

Resource Information

The brochure Kids the School Bus and You from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratin provides parents, children, and motorists helpful lifesaving tips to make traveling to and from the school bus stop and in school buses safer for everyone.

Contact Information

Ron Farrand - Director of Facilities and Transportation

Tracey Pitchford - Secretary to the Director of Facilities and Transportation

Amy Beaven - Supervisor for Transportation

Ron Eshleman - Administrative Assistant for Transportation

Location and Phone Numbers

Main Transportation Office: 317-844-8207
5185 E. Main Street
Carmel IN 46033
(directly west of the Educational Services Center)

West Transportation Office: 317-733-6440

Facilities: 317-815-3962

Safety Message from CCS


  1. Never cross close to the front of the bus – make sure the driver can see you.
  2. Never pick up anything you drop close to or under the bus – ask the driver what to do.
  3. Never run after a bus or bang on the side.
  4. If you must cross the street in front of the bus, follow the driver’s directions, and stop and look before you cross.
  5. Never run across a street, it’s better to miss the bus than rush and risk being hit by a car.
  6. Stay away from the rear and sides of the bus – always be in a safe place where the driver can see you.

Motoring Public

  1. Never pass a school bus when its stop lights are flashing.
  2. Be extra vigilant around school hours – assume a child might run out at any moment.
  3. Be courteous to school buses, give them room and let them change lanes when they need to.


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