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PSD Hires Director of Transportation Services

January 6, 2020 - Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools, Shauna Boyce, is proud to announce that John Blood has been appointed Director of Transportation Services effective January 6, 2020.

In the role of Director of Transportation, Mr. Blood will provide overall leadership and management of the Regional Transportation System responsible for transporting over eight thousand students traveling over fifteen thousand kilometres on a daily basis.  This includes the contract management of independent transportation contractors and the transportation safety program lead for the division. The Director of Transportation Services reports directly to the Associate Superintendent of Corporate Supports & Services.

“Mr. Blood brings a wealth of experience in the transportation and specifically in the school bus industry,” states Associate Superintendent, Scott McFadyen. “His expertise gained from managing operations of complex transportation systems and transit centres for municipalities and school boards will be a huge asset to PSD.”

Mr. Blood was born and raised in the United Kingdom and moved to Canada in 1996 after a 20-year career in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer, which took him to posts all over the world. He transitioned careers and began driving long haul trucks in Canada and U.S.A. prior to joining the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia where he worked his way up from transit driver, supervisor, to Superintendent of Operations and finally as the Assistant Manager of Bus Operations. He spent 6-years as the Transportation Manager for Wolf Creek Public Schools and joins Parkland School Division leaving his most recent post as Director of Transportation for Pembina Hills School Division.

“I am really looking forward to meeting everyone at Parkland School Division and am excited and eager to get started in my new role.” said Mr. Blood.

For further information, contact:
Scott McFadyen, Associate Superintendent
Corporate Supports & Services
Parkland School Division
Email: smcfadyen@psd70.ab.ca