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The Transportation Office is part of the Business Services Department. The Transportation Office is located at 4605 Bickford Avenue, Snohomish.
Veronica Schmidt, supervisor, 360-563-3525
Our Transportation Office is responsible for developing student bus routes and schedules. Call 360-563-3525.
It is our District’s practice that kindergarteners will not be let off the bus unless the student’s parent (or designated adult) is at the bus stop at the time of student drop-off. Kindergarteners whose parent is not at the bus stop will be returned to the student’s elementary school where the parent (or emergency contact) will be called for student pick-up.
Families and schools share the responsibility for providing a safe environment for students while they are riding district buses and during times of emergency school closures. Please encourage your student(s) to be cooperative in observing the bus safety rules (see below).
It is recommended that parents and students arrive at their bus stops five minutes prior to the published times. Students on buses are expected to conform to behavior rules corresponding to classroom conduct regulations. They must:
Drivers will give bus conduct reports to students who do not follow bus rules, and administrators have the authority to take appropriate disciplinary action, including suspending a student from riding the bus.
Student safety training extends from reviewing the riders' rules to rehearsing emergency exit procedures. Emergency exit drills are practiced periodically during the year; the bus driver will instruct students on the use of emergency exits and will supervise students as they practice their use.
Snohomish bus drivers meet all school bus driver certification and CDL requirements, and are well-trained in the use of their bus and emergency equipment. All buses are equipped with two-way radios, most have sanders, and all can use chains when necessary. In addition, some buses have video camera boxes and cameras that are routinely moved from bus to bus.
We have an outstanding record for keeping our buses and other vehicles safe and well maintained. Our vehicle maintenance crew has received commendations from the Washington State Patrol and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for safety inspections. We also regularly purchase new vehicles to keep our bus fleet up to date.
We highly value the safety of those who ride our buses, and will do our best to ensure that each student arrives at school, and back home, safely.
For everyone’s safety, it is important that all students are aware of bus rules and regulations. Handouts detailing those rules are available in a PDF format below. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read a PDF file.