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Transportation

Riding the Bus

Washington State school buses provide over 700,000 student trips per day and travel over 100 million miles per year. Student transportation has the best safety record for any of the ground-based passenger transportation methods. Wenatchee School District takes great pride in providing the safest form of transportation and service to our community’s children.

Arrive at bus stops: Please have students to their bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick up time. Routes and times are subject to change as bus loads and service areas may need adjusting once school has started to balance bus loads.

Basic Ed Students: Students do not need to preregister to ride the bus, however students must use the same neighborhood stop each day that is closet to their house. Students may not get on and off the bus at different stops without a bus pass.

Kindergarten Students:  Must be met at the bus stop by a parent or guardian or they will be returned back to their schools.

Sped Students: If your student qualifies for sped transportation, please call the special education department at 509-663-7117.

McKinney Vento Students:  If your student qulaifies for McKinney Vento services, please call our MKV liasons at 509-662-9634.

Bus Passes: Students may only get off the bus at their assigned neighborhood bus stop.  If studnets are wanting to utilize another bus stop, they must provide their driver with a bus pass.  Bus passes can be obtained from students school office.

Prohibited items: State law prohibits certain items on school buses, including all forms of animal life (except Seeing Eye dogs), firearms, weapons, breakable containers (glass), latex balloons, flammables, perfumes, and aerosol cans. Long boards are NOT permitted on school buses. Skateboards MUST be completely secured to or encased in a backpack. Backpacks and musical instruments should be small enough that they can sit on the student's lap or between their legs on the floor.

Lost items: If items are left on the bus, drivers will keep them on the and try to return the next day.  If items are not claimed within a couple of days, items will be turned into the school lost and found.

Bus Stop Laws: Stop for flashing RED.  Motorists must stop when a bus displays its flashing red lights and a stop paddle. When the overhead lights on a bus flash amber, it means the bus is preparing to stop. Motorists should use caution, but do not have to stop until they see the red lights and stop paddle. Use extreme caution around school buses. Students are instructed to always look at the bus driver and wait for the signal to cross before they enter the street, but small children have trouble determining the speed or distance of a moving vehicle and may suddenly dart into traffic. Please drive with care around children and expect the unexpected. Student transportation has the best safety record for any of the ground-based passenger transportation methods. Wenatchee School District takes great pride in providing the safest form of transportation and service to our community’s children.

Upcoming Events

December 12
December 13

Interagency Meeting

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

December 13

Board Meeting

6:00 PM

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