Welcome to the Transportation Department.
We are committed to the safety of all students and our drivers. 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