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Pupil Transportation Cooperative (PTC) was formed in 1984 when seven school districts in Southeast Los Angeles County formed a new public agency to provide school transportation services to the Whittier and Pico Rivera communities. The schools districts that joined together include:

Pupil Transportation Cooperative is a joint powers agency under California law, which means it is a consortium of public school districts that has the legal status of a local educational agency under the law. The 140 employees of PTC are considered classified employees under the Education Code.

PTC transports approximately 3,000 students per day on both regular and special education routes scattered through out the southeast Los Angeles County area.

Board of Directors

The Pupil Transportation Cooperative Board of Directors is the governing board of PTC. It is composed of executives such as Assistant Superintendents appointed by each of the seven member school districts. The current Board members include:

Whittier Union High School District

Whittier City School District

South Whittier School District

Los Nietos School District

Little Lake City School District

El Rancho Unified School District

East Whittier City School District

The Board of Directors is the policy making body that hires the Executive Director and the agency’s staff, adopts the annual budget, sets policies for PTC, and determines the priorities for the agency. They serve the equivalent role of a member of a school board.

Executive Director

The Chief Executive Officer of the Pupil Transportation Cooperative is Debbie LaJoie. She is appointed directly by the Board of Directors and serves as the Executive Director of the agency.

PTC Staff

The staff of the Pupil Transportation Cooperative is composed of approximately 140 employees. There are bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, lead drivers, supervisors, driver instructors , office staff, and accounting personnel.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please click on the “Employment With PTC” tab at the top of this page to see available openings in the agency.

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