Transporting Our Vision

The Jenks Public Schools Transportation Department is an important piece of the Jenks Five "A"s in providing safe and educational transportation for our students.  Our staff embraces the transportation CORE Values of “Safety First – Student Focused – Professional”. Currently, the transportation department has a total of 70 traditional route drivers, 15 special education drivers, and 18 bus assistants - all of whom together transport an average of 5,500 students per day.

Transportation services are provided for all students in grades K-12 who live within the district and are not transfer students.  High School students in grades 9-12 are ineligible within the main city of Jenks as no buses service this area for their grade level and is considered by Jenks Public Schools as a walk zone for high school students only.

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Bus Safety

Click the links below for more information on expected behavior and bus discipline, frequently asked questions about JPS Transportation, and safety.

Contact Us

We greatly appreciate the trust that you provide us in transporting your children on the safest means of transportation on the road.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our Transportation team members below.

Brad Smythe  | Director of Transportation  | (918) 299-4411 Ext. 5700

Dan Miller | Assistant Transportation Director  | (918) 299-4411 Ext. 5705

Mindy Abbott | Route Coordinator | (918) 299-4411 Ext. 5702

Missy Gibbs  | Admin Assistant | (918) 299-4411 Ext. 5709

Jamie McNabb  | Admin Assistant/Trip Coordinator  | (918) 299-4411 Ext. 5734 

Herb Jones  | Lead Technician | (918) 299-4411 Ext. 5704

Drive for JPS

Join the proud professionals who start and finish every single school day by providing students with a safe ride! 

The transportation department at Jenks Public Schools is looking for bus drivers and bus assistants who embrace teamwork and understand the importance of fulfilling responsibilities

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Brad Smythe - Director of Transportation

Brad Smythe was named the Director of Transportation at Jenks Public Schools in November 2022. Smythe spent the last 12 years in the Transportation Department at Muskogee Public Schools where he started as a bus driver and went on to work in a variety of roles including Route Coordinator, Assistant Director, and Director. At JPS, Brad is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Transportation Department. A Muskogee native, Brad is excited to bring his passion for transportation to the Jenks community and to be closer to his two grandchildren in the Tulsa area. Brad believes transportation is a calling and he looks forward to working closely with drivers, staff, and administrators to provide outstanding service to JPS’ students and families.

(918) 299-4411 Ext. 5700

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Dan Miller - Assistant Transportation Director

Dan Miller is the assistant transportation director for Jenks Public Schools and brings 22 years with the Tulsa Police Department to the district.  He also served two years as the emergency manager for the City of Owasso.  Dan has extensive experience with local, state and federal law related to safety and management of incidents.

Dan was born in Tulsa and grew up in Bixby.  He received an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  He has also served as an instructor for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, FEMA All Hazards Incident Management Training, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security Advanced Incident Command, and the Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training. He was the 4th person in the state of Oklahoma to be certified as a Type 3 Incident Commander.

Dan is married to his wife, Tamara.  Together they have ten children and ten grandchildren.

(918) 299-4411 Ext. 5705

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Jeffrey Beyer - Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Jeffrey Beyer was named the Chief Operations Officer in January 2022. As Chief Operations Officer, he supports the administrators and employees responsible for Technology, District Police, Facilities Management, Construction, Transportation, Safety and Compliance, and Emergency Preparedness.

Dr. Beyer's career in public school education began in Tulsa Public Schools at Foster Middle School, where he spent four years as a teacher and coach. Dr. Beyer joined Jenks Public Schools in 2005 as a middle school administrator. Previous to his current assignment, Dr. Beyer served as an assistant principal, Director of Personnel, and Executive Director of Construction and Community Services.

Dr. Beyer graduated from Sapulpa High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Oklahoma Baptist University. He holds a Master of Science in School Administration from Oklahoma State University and a Doctorate in Education Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma.

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Herb Jones - Lead Technician

Herb is the Lead Technician for Jenks Public Schools.  In this capacity he is responsible for all the maintenance of vehicles in the district and he supervises 4 maintenance technicians.  He is also responsible for all the maintenance support equipment assigned to transportation.  Herb assists the Director of Transportation in assigning activity trips and he ensures all transportation for activities are staffed and accomplished.  He also assists as a secondary base 1 dispatcher. 

Herb is a 1984 Jenks High School graduate and a 1984 state wrestling champion.  He graduated from Oklahoma State University - Okmulgee with an Automotive Technician Degree.  Herb has been employed by the district since 1988.

(918) 299-4411 ext. 5704

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Mindy Abbott - Transportation Route Coordinator

Mindy is the Routing Coordinator for Transportation.  In this capacity she is responsible for all the traditional, special education, and vo-tech routes in the district.  She also develops routes, assigns drivers to routes, and ensures all bus stops are current and accurate.  She works and monitors several transportation computer programs for route planning and execution purposes.  Mindy also assists with base 1 radio operations to ensure a smooth day to day operation. 

Mindy was raised in the Texas panhandle and has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Education/Physical Education.  She is married with four children and has been employed as the Routing Coordinator with Jenks Public Schools since 2016.  She has worked with Bixby Public Schools 2010 – 2016 and Westmoore High School 2001 – 2009.

(918) 299-4411 Ext. 5702

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Missy Gibbs - Transportation Administrative Assistant

Missy is the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Transportation.  In this capacity she is responsible for processing and evaluating bus conduct reports; liaison with all district school administrators on disciplinary reports; processing staff vehicle check ins and outs, and responsible for numerous administrative functions in the transportation arena. Missy also drives a special education route.

Missy is a proud 1987 graduate of Jenks High School and former member of the Jenks Trojanaires.  She has been employed with Jenks Public Schools since 1991 in Child Nutrition and Transportation.  She was also employed as a server/nurse at Woodland Terrace Retirement Center and Cancer Treatment Center.

(918) 299-4411 Ext. 5709