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News from the Bus Department

Welcome to the German School Washington Transportation Department!

Interesting facts:

-          The school currently has 11 buses and 9 full time bus operators.

-          There are 7 bus routes in Maryland/Virginia/DC.

-          There are nearly 200 students that ride the buses each day.

-          Annually, the bus department provides transportation for approximately 40 school field trips and 30 sports events .

-          The bus department provides shuttle bus service for annual school events such as the 5k Oktoberfest Run , the German Christmas Market, and weekly for the GLC.

-          All buses are inspected 3 times a year by Maryland Motor Vehicle Association inspectors.

-          All buses are housed in large, indoor garages. One inspector noted that this was one of the best bus facilities in the entire state of Maryland.

Meet our excellent Bus Operators: (with number of years at the DSW)

                Tozaya Hoes – 9 years

                Marie Cadet – 14.5 years

                Kenny Fuller – 12 years

                Sancho Sison – 5 years

                Plaboue Bodjona Ali – 2.5 years

                Richard Mgongo – 24 years

                Nelson Interiano Reyes – 2.5 years

                Thomas Budd – 1 year

                Ricky Ellis – 1 year

If you have any questions regarding the bus department, please contact Dan Conway, Bus Department Supervisor at 301.767.3839 or

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