Contact the Special Services department at 360-662-1040 if you think your child needs special transportation. Only Special Services can approve your request. They will work with transportation staff to meet your child’s specific needs.
Pick Up and Drop Off
Special education bus service is curb-to-curb whenever possible. We may pick up and drop off some students at home. We usually provide this service when a physical disability prevents a student from safely walking to a corner. We will determine the need for this service on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, we may ask that students meet the bus a short distance from their home if our buses cannot safely access your home.
All students should be ready five minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.
Parents should be at the stop five minutes before the scheduled drop-off time. If an adult is required to be present and is not there, we will take the student back to school. We follow your child's individualized education plan (IEP).
Call if No Ride Needed
If your child will not need a ride on a school day, please call us at 360-662-8800.
After three no-call/no-rides in a row, we will not return to your child's stop until we receive a phone call reinstating the student's transportation needs.
All wheelchairs must be in proper working order, have a seat belt, working brakes and properly inflated tires. We must also be able to safely secure it to the bus. We will not transport unoccupied wheelchairs.
We welcome your questions. You can visit our office to see how wheelchairs are secured on the bus, how we load students and help your child get comfortable with the bus. Please call us to set up a time at 360-662-8800.
If your child's individualized education plan (IEP) requires us to use a car seat, we will provide a car seat specially designed for school buses.