New transportation director named for Peoria District 150

By Denise Jackson

June 27, 2014 Updated Jun 27, 2014 at 8:56 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- More changes are in store for District 150 staff this coming school year.

Administration officials have named Josh Collins as the new transportation director.

Collins replaces Anthony Mendoza, who left to take another job.

Prior to his promotion, Collins worked in the transportation department as the special needs supervisor. Collins says he will focus on safety and better bus service for students.

"We've made sure bus routes aren't changing. We try to make sure that those routes are running on time. We've increased our training with drivers," he said.

Once again this year the school district is looking for bus drivers and monitors.

On July 8, District 150 will hold a hiring extravaganza from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Applicants can go to the transportation office at 1525 W. Northmoor in Peoria or they can apply online.

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