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 KSD Transportation Department

Welcome to the Transportation Department. 

We are committed to the safety of our students and our staff.  We strive to provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation services for our students while maintaining the highest possible operating standards and providing competent and well-trained staff.

The Kennewick School District Maintenance Department has received numerous safety awards from the Washington State Patrol, having passed their twice yearly inspection for the past 15 years. We perform emergency evacuation drills with students twice a year. Drivers are required to inspect their bus prior to the start of every shift. Bus Rule cards are sent home during the first week of school to be signed by all student riders' parents or guardians.  

Transportation Department Facts:
On a regular school day, we run 75 busses run 55 regular and 20 special education routes
We transport 10,000 students each day including both morning and afternoon runs
We have 81 bus drivers, 20 bus attendants, and 15 substitute drivers
We run 94 Diesel busses (no gasoline busses)
We travel over 1 million miles per year
We travel on over 1,000 extra-curricular trips each year, mostly to sporting events

 Rules for Students Riding the School Bus

Rules for Students Riding the School Bus:

  1. The Driver is in full charge of the bus and pupils.
  2. Pupils shall only ride their regularly assigned bus.
  3. No pupil shall be permitted to leave the bus except at their regular stop, unless written permission is given by the principal or parent.
  4. Each pupil may be assigned a seat which they will be seated in at all times.
  5. Outside of ordinary conversation, classroom conduct must be observed.
  6. No eating or drinking is allowed on the bus.
  7. No tobacco, matches, lighters or firearms allowed on the bus.
  8. No pupil will open a window without first receiving permission from the driver.
  9. No pupil shall, at any time, extend their head, hands or arms out of any window.
  10. Pupils are not allowed to have anything in their possession that may cause injury to another student, such as sticks, breakable containers or weapons.
  11. Pupils must remain seated and keep all emergency exits and aisle ways clear.
  12. Pupils are to remain seated until the bus has come to a complete stop.
  13. Pupils may cross the roadway only in front of the bus and NEVER behind it.
  14. Pupils are not to be at the buss stop more than 5 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival.
  15. Student misconduct on the bus can be reason to discontinue bus rider privileges.
  16. Parents of students damaging school buses will be responsible for reimbursement.
  17. No skateboards or scooters allowed on the bus.  


Monique Bettinson(509) 222-6911monique.bettinson@ksd.orgLead Dispatcher
Dispatch(509) 222-5075Main Contact Line
Denise (De De) Maurer(509) 222-6429dede.maurer@ksd.orgDispatcher/Driver Trainer
Denise Miller(509) 222-6595denise.miller@ksd.orgSecretary
Kathy Phenneger(509) 222-6420kathy.phenneger@ksd.orgAssistant Manager
Lon Raney(509) 222-6417lon.raney@ksd.orgShop Supervisor
Ethan Schwebke(509) 222-6427ethan.schwebke@ksd.orgManager

 2013-2014 Bus Routes

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