February 12, 2019

SASD Welcomes Southwest Bus Service

We’re so excited to welcome Southwest Bus Service to the Sparta Area School District!

Derrick and Sara Boxrucker with Leah Hauser, Director of Business Services

In late January, the Board of Education approved a new busing contract with Southwest Bus Service, which will take effect this July. Southwest Bus Service is a 2nd generation family owned business, owned and operated by Derrick and Sara Boxrucker. Currently, they serve the school districts of Prairie Du Chein and De Soto, Wisconsin, and they are excited to be expanding to Sparta!

There’s a lot of work to be done to prepare for next school year – right now, Derrick and Sara are keeping busy ordering equipment including buses, radios, cameras, and routing software, building a team of staff, and planning the terminal. They’re also having fun immersing themselves in our community – they started out by learning about Butterfest, and are eager to continue learning more about our community and events.

They also want to meet you! Southwest Bus Service will be hosting an Open House tomorrow, February 13, from 8 a.m. – noon at Best Western in Sparta. Stop by to meet Derrick and Sara, grab an application, or ask any questions you may have. No appointment needed.