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2023/24 New Walking Routes

Due to a shortage of bus drivers, we have had to adjust the walking boundaries for several of our schools for the 2023/24 school year. Some students who rode the bus last year will now walk to school. Other students will now walk to a nearby school to catch the bus to their school.

These changes were made to meet our goal of providing safe and consistent transportation. Simply put, with less drivers than last year, we unfortunately need to have less bus routes this year.

We know this will be a big change for those of you with students who rode the bus to school last year. Please know we tried to impact as few families as possible as we dealt with the driver shortage. We have implemented a number of changes and strategies, including changing bell schedules and combining bus routes. Changing walking boundaries is always our last resort.

These safe walking routes are all within the guidelines of the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction and was reviewed by Risk Management to support the safety of students.  

Maps of the safe walking paths will be posted below soon. Please contact our Transportation Department at (253) 800-5900 with any concerns or questions you may have.