Facilities and Transportation Department employees include custodians, utility workers, groundskeepers, skilled maintenance workers, school bus drivers, and bus mechanics. These are just some of the people who are behind the scenes, who “set things in motion” to ensure that the learning environment is consistently maintained, safe, and ready for students.


Our Facilities and Transportation team work tirelessly to keep the Facilities maintained and equipment operating at peak efficiency. For all students, the learning environment our department supports includes the classroom and extends to the playgrounds, athletic fields, cafeterias, pool, and gymnasiums.


For many students, that learning environment begins each day on the school bus. Bus drivers are often the first to greet the students, and the last ones to say good-bye at the end of the day. We transport students in a safe and timely manner. Our 31 school busses deliver over 1,000 students to and from schools, covering up to 1,700 miles each day, averaging around 300,000 miles per year. We are committed to serving the school community and supporting the educational process of children by enhancing the learning environment.

Facility Rentals


Sierra USD is pleased to announce a new online facility rental system designed to provide a positive user experience for all. With the new system, reservation requests can be submitted easily and will be handled more efficiently, and renters will be able to access photos and descriptions, see real-time availability, get estimated quotes and pay online.


In partnering with Facilitron, Sierra Unified School District has launched custom facility use sites for the District and each school, allowing facility use requests to be submitted at any time.

Facilitron Overview

Although the process of requesting, approval, and management of facility use has changed, what’s implemented on Facilitron remains the same as dictated by Sierra Unified School District board policies on facility use. The District’s administrative staff makes final decisions on all facility use requests.

Facilitron will assist with the set-up of organization and user accounts, along with verification of non-profit status (if applicable). Facilitron will also collect payment and proof of insurance (certificate of insurance) on behalf of the District. Payments can be submitted conveniently online; payment options include major credit cards, checks, ACH/eCheck, and Paypal. Insurance can also be conveniently uploaded into the system, or it can be obtained directly through Facilitron.


The new system is now live for all sites. Moving forward, the only way to request use of a District facility is by creating a Facilitron account and submitting a request online. For those who had reservations with the District prior to this new system, accounts have already been created on your behalf, and an automated email has been sent to you to create a password to access your renter account.


If you need any assistance setting up an account and/or in submitting a facility use request, you can contact Facilitron directly at or by calling the customer support team at: 800.272.2962 ext 1.

Construction Management

ln February2O2O, Sierra Unified School District (SUSD) authorized SIM-PBKArchitects, lnc. (SlM-PBK) to develop a District-wide Long Range Facility Master Plan (LRFMP) in order to evaluate and document the general conditions of existing District-owned facility assets and to provide planning recommendations. This LRFMP provides SUSD administrators and staff with the knowledge and information needed to make well-informed decisions with regard to facility needs – both near and long-term. This document is intended to be a living “roadmap” for the future of SUSD schools, easily updated as circumstances change and evolve.

2020 Long-Range Master Facilities Plan 

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Facilities & Transportation

Craig Barnes
Facilities & Maintenance / Bus Services

Melissa Wintersteen
Account Clerk

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