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Transportation

Our goal is to provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation to students who live in our school district.

Approximately 18,400 students (including nonpublic students) who reside within SoWashCo Schools boundaries will attend school this year. Roughly 14,000 will ride a school bus to and from school everyday. We work to ensure that students arrive at school ready to learn!  

  • Opt-in for the 2024-25 school year will begin Thursday, March 14. Please complete the form in your Campus Parent Portal account.
  • Change or register for 23-24 school year bussing - use the Transportation Request, Change or Update form.
  • Bussing information is posted to Campus Parent and Student Portal.
  • Transportation eligibility can be reviewed below under Transportation Guidelines-Transportation Eligibility.
  • Students may only ride their assigned bus to and from school.

2024-25 Transportation Opt In  

 

Contact

Department of Transportation
651-425-5303
transportation@sowashco.org

Special Education Bus Attendance

Please call 651-425-5303 if your student will be absent from Special Education transportation. Please Press 1 on the main menu for Special Education Routing.


Bus Status

Current Delays

No current delays

 

 

Current Cancellations:

No Current Cancellations

 

Transportation registration Opt-In

About the Transportation Opt-in System

The opt-in system will help the district address the ongoing bus driver shortage and help continue to create more efficient and sustainable bus routes.  Bussing will be provided based on opt in responses and bussing eligibility.  Submissions will be processed in the order received. 

How to Register - Opt-in 2024-25 School Year

  • Log into your Campus Parent Portal Account
  • In the menu, click on "Message Center"
  • Once your in the message center click on "Survey"
  • You will see a Transportation Opt-in survey for each of your children (only 1 primary parent must complete a survey for each child)
  • Once you complete the survey, review your selections and click "Complete" to submit
  • Please complete one form for each student separately

*If you need to make a change to your opt-in status after you have submitted the survey you will need to submit a 2024-25 Transportation request, change or update form when it is available (will be available before the end of the 2023-24 school year).

Questions About Transportation Opt-in?

info@sowashco.org

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Questions and Answers


Transportation Guidelines

 

 

 

We are committed to providing safe transportation to all students by following our bus stop process and procedures.


transportation forms

If you do not see a form appropriate for your request please contact our Transportation representative directly at 651-425-5302.


Safe routes to school


school bus conduct

Please remind students to follow bus safety and behavior rules.  Any misbehavior or inappropriate actions will be addressed by the bus driver and/or reported to the Department of Transportation for follow up.  Consequences for misbehavior will be implemented and may include assigned seating, parent contact, principal contact, bus suspension, school detention and/or removal of all transportation privileges. 


school bus safety

School Bus Safety Tips

STudent Bus Safety Training


join our team

Are you looking for a rewarding job with competitive pay and benefits? If so, Transportation would love to have you on the SoWashCo Schools team! We are currently hiring bus drivers, we will fully train you to become a great bus driver. SoWashCo Schools is a great place to work with a strong sense of community, but the best part of the job is the students! Just ask those who work here.

Apply