RELEASE: STSCO CAO Joel Sloggett to retire after 18 years at helm of busing consortium
April 19, 2023
For Immediate Release
PETERBOROUGH – Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO) will be replacing its Chief Administrative Officer for the first time as Joel Sloggett prepares to retire after leading the busing consortium since its inception in 2005.
STSCO is responsible for planning school bus routes for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir schools.
Sloggett says he has enjoyed working in the fast-paced transportation environment where he has built many relationships and honed his problem solving skills.
“I have appreciated working with many bus and taxi company managers over the years and interacting with several thousand drivers. I always enjoyed being challenged with issues and problems which require careful analysis,” he said. “Supporting the education of children by getting them to school ready to learn and home after an enjoyable day has been a big motivator over these many years.”
Sloggett began his career at PVNC Catholic in 1996 as Supervisor of Planning and Assessment before he was promoted to the Board’s Manager of Planning and Transportation role, which he held from 1996 to 2005 when STSCO was established and he was hired as CAO to oversee transportation planning for all three local school boards.
Among the highlights of his career, Sloggett points to his leadership role in helping local school boards reach a five-year service agreement with bus companies in 2019, which has resulted in an extended period of contract stability. Sloggett also oversaw the many logistical changes required to safely transport students during the COVID-19 pandemic and he has been working recently to launch a region-wide bus driver recruitment campaign to help mitigate on-going driver shortages in the sector.
Sloggett served as President of the Ontario Association of School Business Officials Association (OASBO) in 2009/10 and was awarded the International Association of School Business Officials Pinnacle Award in 2010 for business operations leadership, recognizing STSCO’s innovative bus company performance monitoring system.
Sloggett will be retiring in early May and looks forward to international travel and home renovation.
“Every day has been a fast paced, action packed one in school busing, and I will miss that,” Sloggett said.
An announcement introducing the new STSCO CAO will be released next week.
For more information, please contact Galen Eagle, PVNCCDSB Communications Manager, at:
(705) 748-4861 ext. 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org