Transportation Department

  • Important Phone Numbers: 



    (760) 290-2654


    After Hours Emergency:

    (760) 290-2670, follow prompts.  


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Photo of Mike Sawyer, Director of Transportation



  • Personal Profile

    Mike began his educational journey at San Marcos Elementary School, then due to District boundary changes, he attended 5th and 6th grades at Paloma Elementary School.  After elementary school, he went on to San Marcos Middle School (then called San Marcos Junior High) and graduated in 1998 from San Marcos High School.

    Mike attended Palomar College in the hopes of transferring to Cal State University San Marcos, but took a detour to National University completing a Computer Information Systems program and obtained Microsoft Certifications.   

    In 1999, Mike applied for and accepted a position with the San Marcos Unified School District as a school bus driver while attending college.  After a few years, he was promoted to Transportation Coordinator, and in 2012, Mike was promoted to the position of Transportation Director where he currently strives to provide the safest and most efficient Transportation Department for the District.

  • Transportation Departments Purpose                    

    The goal of the Transportation Department is to provide safe, effective and efficient transportation for the San Marcos Unified School District. The Transportation Department is an integral part of the total educational system, contributing significantly to the learning process by providing safe and dependable transportation.

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National School Bus Safety Week

The Transportation Department celebrated National School Bus Safety Week October 22 - 26 and developed this video to increase awareness about the amazing work our bus drivers do each day to keep our students safe.

Posted by San Marcos Unified School District on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Last Modified on April 27, 2018