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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!  

Bussing information is posted to Parent  and Student Portal. 

To Register or change bussing use the Transportation Registration Opt-in form below. 

Transportation eligibility can be reviewed below under Transportation Guidelines-Transportation Eligibility.

Students may only ride their assigned bus to and from school.

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 Bus Delays

 

Current Cancellations:

No Current Cancellations

 

Transportation registration -Opt-In

SoWashCo Schools has moved to an opt-in transportation system for General Education Students to help ensure the most efficient bus routing.

Every family must complete the registration, opt-in form.   

This form will be available throughout the school year for updates and changes to your students transportation needs/status.  Submissions will be processed in the order received. 

Information regarding 2024-2025 Opt In process is not yet available, and will be communicated soon.  

Transportation Opt-in

School Year 2023-2024

Form: Transportation Request, Change or Update  

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

  • Click the red box below to complete the transportation opt-in form.
  • Once you have completed the form please make sure to click Submit.
  • Please complete one form for each student separately
  • Submissions are processed in the order received. 
  • Processing delays may occur due to volume of submissions and incorrect information

Transportation Request, change or update Form

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