The Dan Post Transportation Facility Dedication
Dedication: October 8, 2021
Transportation Center named in Honor of Dan Post’s 40 years of Service to Marana Unified School District
The Marana Unified School District (MUSD) is pleased to celebrate the official dedication of its new transportation center, “The Dan Post Transportation Facility” in honor and recognition of Mr. Dan Post’s 40 years of service as a Marana Unified School District Governing Board member. The event will be hosted this Friday, October 8 at the Facility, and is by invitation only.
The Dan Post Transportation Facility is an efficient, state-of-the-art facility made possible through the 2014 School Improvement Bond. The facility provides enhanced services to support student transportation, resources, and MUSD’s growing fleet of school busses. Committed to safety, efficiency, and addressing growth in the District, the facility consists of:
- State-of-the-art, energy efficient steel-framed stucco Administrative Services building and a Garage/Mechanic Services masonry building.
- Modern bus parking area, traffic flow, and visitor parking.
- Administrative services containing driver-training, dispatch, and routing in a centralized facility.
- Garage/Mechanic services containing eight new service bays to efficiently and effectively service a consistently growing fleet of school busses, vehicles, and school resources.
Mr. Dan Post, current Marana Unified School District Governing Board Past-President, has served on the MUSD Governing Board 40 years, including thirteen years as president and four years as vice president. During his tenure on the Board the District has grown from 3,000 students in four schools to nearly 12,600 students in 18 schools.
Mr. Post was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and received his BS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arizona in 1965. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 57 years and they have eleven children, forty-two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Post has ranched in Palominos and Winkleman. In 1970, he moved to Marana to grow cotton, grain, and raise cattle.
“Throughout the years, Mr. Post has been instrumental not only in the bonding, construction, and opening of schools, but more importantly, in creating a culture where teachers, parents and students in the Marana School District feel valued and celebrate recognition for a commitment to excellence,” said Dr. Daniel Streeter, Superintendent.
“It is an honor to have my name associated with the transportation facility,” said Dan Post, MUSD Governing Board member. “The Transportation Department is the backbone of our District. For many students, the bus driver is the first person representing their school that they interact with in the morning and the last person they see in the evening. The positive relationship that children develop with their bus driver can last a lifetime.”
Mr. Post added, “The drivers, mechanics and assistants that keep the hundreds of vehicles on the road every day covering hundreds of thousands of miles each year is nothing short of amazing. I am happy that we now have a nice, modern facility to maintain our fleet and a comfortable place for the drivers to wait their shift. Learning takes place in the classroom, but a good attitude begins on the way to school.”
More about MUSD Transportation Services
The Marana Unified School District covers 550 square miles with hundreds of school buses providing safe, dependable, and efficient transportation. The District is dedicated to student safety from the moment a child leaves their home in the morning until they return safely that afternoon. All vehicles in MUSD’s fleet are up-to date with route buses being 2012 and newer. Buses are equipped with safety features that include air conditioning, video monitoring, GPS, and air doors.
Marana school buses service over 5,000 students daily, traveling close to 12,000 miles. As of January 2021, the transportation fleet consists of 136 buses, 102 white fleet service and student activity vehicles.
The Transportation Department uses a state-of-the-art routing system from Edulog together with a Student Information System and custom databases to provide schools and parents with all of the information they need, in a timely and efficient manner.