Acting Director of Transportation Announced

Parkland School Division announced the new Acting Director of Transportation is Richard Hughes effective August 11, 2014.
Richard has been with PSD since November 2009 as the Division’s Safety Officer.  Prior to joining the Division, he served as a Branch Manager for First Student Canada overseeing 500 school bus routes in the greater Edmonton area and held various positions with Briggs Bus Lines from 1995 to 2007.  His new role will have him oversee the operations for one of the largest regional student transportation systems in the province.  
“Parkland School Division is fortunate enough to have so many great people in our organization.  We’re confident that the transition for our transportation services will be seamless thanks to the leadership provided by Richard,”  said Associate Superintendent (Business & Finance) Claire Jonsson.  “Having someone like Mr. Hughes, whose primary focus has been student safety and well-being for so many years, will ensure the department will run smoothly and our kids will make it to and from school safely throughout the year.”
Hughes replaces outgoing Director  of Transportation Brian Hauptman who submitted his resignation earlier this summer to pursue other employment opportunities.  The Acting position will be in effect until such time that a new Director of Transportation is hired.
For more information on Transportation Services, contact:
Richard Hughes
Acting Director, Student Transportation
Phone: (780) 963-8452