The Apex Group believes in customer partnerships from the perspective that pupil transportation is more than just a logistics question. It is also a critical component of a district’s educational goals and policies. We understand that a significant portion of your responsibility as a school district is the safe and effective transportation of all students to and from school each day. Our philosophy is simple and direct: provide the safest, most efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach at The Apex Group. Every transportation system is analyzed independently, and a customized strategy and implementation plan is created to directly meet your needs that may include:
System Assessment and Strategic Planning:
Our transportation assessments include a thorough assessment of your existing system. This onsite analysis conducted by transportation experts includes a review of:
Following the completion of the assessment, we develop a complete strategic plan for transportation in consultation with the district transportation team. The knowledge of needs and resources obtained during the assessment are carefully utilized to craft a transportation plan that is entirely customized to meet unique district needs to safely transport students and reduce costs. We have a holistic approach to strategic planning that encompasses every aspect of district transportation and provides seamless integration between transportation services and education priorities. The result of our assessment is a report that identifies strengths, areas for improvement, and an implementation plan that recognizes all of the constraints confronting districts.
General Quality Review Routing an Scheduling:
Routing and scheduling can be one of the most challenging and often frustrating responsibilities of school district administration. However, it is also one of the most important operational initiatives in a school district. Ensuring that students arrive on time and without spending too much time on vehicles is crucial for classroom success. The Apex Group utilizes advanced analytics to carefully analyze and model out routes and schedules that maximize efficiency, decrease number of vehicles needed, reduce mileage and align school schedules with transportation capacity, taking into consideration every aspect of your needs from hazards to weather to traffic conditions.
Special Education Transportation:
School transportation systems have the obligation to transport all pupils safely and effectively. Special needs students pose unique challenges for pupil transportation systems. There is typically a higher cost associated with transporting special needs students as individual accommodations must be considered. The Apex Group addresses every component of transporting students with special needs. Our team includes special education practitioners who analyze and evaluate each IEP to determine the transportation needs of special education students. IEPs often specify transportation accommodations required for students, and our team will review the relevant IEPs to determine the best and most cost effective methods of transporting special needs students. This detailed process is critical to ensuring that compliance issues are addressed. Moreover, by separately identifying the needs of each student with an IEP, we can create a separate special education transportation plan that utilizes different types of vehicles and routes to better meet the needs of students more cost effectively. The Apex Group will work as a bridge between the district special education department and the transportation department to make sure that all pupil transportation needs are being met and are in alignment with IEPs.