Shane Searchwell Biography

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    Shane Searchwell is dedicated to the mission of partnering with schools, families, and communities to provide safe and efficient transportation in support of school programs and services. Mr. Searchwell has actively served the Palm Beach County School District and the Transportation department for the past 14 years.

    Over this time span he has served the department in the capacity of various leadership roles, including the department’s Accountant, Area Manager, and General Manager and has been the Department Director since August 2018. Mr. Searchwell leads a team of more than 1,200 employees located across six transportation facilities. Buses travel 2,386 square miles each day to include more than 18,624 bus stops, making the total miles driven over 13.2 million per year.

    Mr. Searchwell is a member of the National Association of Pupil Transportation and currently serves as the Region I Director for the Florida Association of Pupil Transportation. He is a proud graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Mr. Searchwell is committed to the success and excellence of every student in the District and is passionately driven by the vision of “Kids First…Education Begins with Transportation.”