SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco (Calif.) Unified School District (SFUSD) will continue its partnership with First Student with a new five-year contract, starting with the 2015-16 school year.

SFUSD has worked with First Student for more than 45 years, according to the company.

As part of the agreement, First Student will replace the district’s current fleet of 230 vehicles. New school buses will begin transporting SFUSD students this fall.

“We have been proud to serve generations of families in the San Francisco community,” said Susan Moorehead, First Student area general manager. “We thank the district for its continued trust in our services and look forward to working together to ensure SFUSD students have a safe and reliable way to get to and from school for many years to come.”

Moorehead has been working with SFUSD for more than 40 years. She joined First Student in 1974 as a driver for the district. In her current role, Moorehead is responsible for the overall performance of 13 First Student locations in Northern California, including San Francisco.

“Susan has been instrumental to our success in San Francisco,” said Liz Sanchez, First Student senior vice president. “We believe that great transportation is always the result of close partnerships. Susan and her team have truly delivered on our promise to care for students today, tomorrow, together.”  

First Student transports approximately 3,700 SFUSD students every day and operates more than 200 routes for the district, company officials said.

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