Buses (Transportation)

No. Buses will be running at capacity for the 2021-2022 school year. According to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), buses can be occupied at normal capacity. All students and bus driving staff must be wearing a mask, and windows and vents will be open for ventilation. 

 

Yes. All students and drivers are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Students and parents should also wear masks while waiting at the bus stop.

Yes. Buses will be sprayed with sanitizer after each route. At the end of the day, the buses will be sanitized with electrostatic disinfectant sprayers.

Yes, we will continue to have windows cracked and roof vents open on the buses. Please dress your student for the weather so they are comfortable on the bus.

Students will pick their seats and the driver will keep a record of that assigned seat. 

Yes, it is encouraged to have families sit together. 

Yes, seats are available for students who only use the bus a few times a week. 

The Issaquah School District is short bus drivers this year. We will do our best to run the routes consistently. If changes need to be made to a route, families will be notified via email, phone call, and/or paper notice. The phone number and email of the primary contact in Skyward will be used. Please make sure your information in Skyward is up to date.

Yes, most of the changes will take place during the first few weeks of school. These changes can include new enrollees and adjust for high and low capacity. The changes are mainly to bus route times but occasionally may include a consolidation of a route. By doing this we can balance out student load counts on the buses.