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The Oceanside Unified School District's Transportation Department is committed to ensuring the safe transportation of all bus riders. Our department works collaboratively with district staff, parents and educators in order to assist with the educational process, promote regular attendance and reduce tardiness all in support of "Creating Successful Learners Now". Our department's principals are reflected in our mission statement. 

2024 OUSD Transportation Plan

"The mission of the transportation department is to ensure an effective, efficient and safe transportation program for all eligible riders. We will provide a seamless service with the utmost care and diligence while upholding the high standards of the Oceanside Unified School District. To achieve our mission, we will deliver excellent customer service with a collaborative and positive attitude."

Karen Ballard Sohayda
Director of Transportation

Kathleen McPerry
Administrative Assistant II

Dominic Gonzales 
Lead Dispatcher/Field Trip Coordinator

Damian Sifuentes
Schedule Dispatcher/ Field Trips

Maria “Jessica” Alvarez
Sped Router Dispatcher

LeeAnn Conger
Driver/Bus Instructor