Note: Major changes to bus scheduling and routes are planned for the 18/19 School Year. The following information may change.
Beginning July 1, 2018, the District will have a new bus contractor. Krise Transportation, Inc. has been awarded a five-year contract with our district. This contractor will provide transportation services throughout the entire district. We will keep you updated regarding contact information as it becomes available.
There will be significant changes in the bus routes for the 2018-19 school year. The Board of Directors voted to implement a two-tiered transportation schedule. Students in grades K-4 will be transported on one tier and students in grades 5-12 will be transported on a second tier. The majority of school districts in the state of Pennsylvania currently operate on this type of transportation schedule. More information will follow as those details become available.
There will be several changes regarding the buses. Your child's bus number will not be the same as it has been in the past. We will notify you later in the summer with your child's bus number and stop times. All vehicles will be equipped with GPS systems. The GPS is classified as "live" data. The contractor will be able to see where the vehicles are and what time they arrive at your child's bus stop. Also, the buses will have three video cameras installed in each bus. Those cameras will be in the front, middle and back.
Rules of Conduct for Students Riding WASD Buses
School buses are extensions of regular school facilities and students are expected to conduct themselves on the buses as they do when they are in the school building. School bus drivers have the same responsibility and authority as the classroom teachers to enforce rules and regulations. Students who do not obey the bus driver will be referred to the principal for further action. Remember, transportation by school bus is a privilege, not a right and this privilege can be suspended for any student who violates the rules. Click here for the rules of conduct.
Alternate Bus Stops
Students are not permitted to ride the bus home with friends. WASD Board Policy #810 Transportation Child Care Section states the following: The school district will cooperate with working parents and reasonable child care arrangements. This means the child will be picked up and/or discharged at the same bus stop on the same bus route EVERY DAY (Monday through Friday). The child may be picked up at one location and dropped off at a different location; once established, these locations may not be altered unless there exists extenuating circumstances, as presented by the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) and approved by the Superintendent, that necessitated such a change. Parent(s) and/or guardian(s) may request, in writing, that a student be reassigned to a different bus stop or bus route. Each written request must be on the appropriate form available from any office. Each written request will be considered and evaluated on an individual basis. Additional buses will not be added or established route altered to accommodate an individual transportation request. Requests for students to ride on an alternate bus or be assigned an alternate bus stop will be approved only if the following conditions are met:
1. There is space on the alternate bus
2. The requested stop is already designated on an established bus route
3. The bus route does not have to be changed or extended
4. The change does not increase the cost to the school district
For a Request for Alternate Bus Stop or Bus Route Form click on the link on the left
WASD Contracted Busing Companies
Eppinger Busing Inc.
404 Plain Grove Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Dennis Eppinger - Owner
Candy McFadden - Office Manager
Eppinger Busing provides transportation for students residing in Plain Grove Township, Washington Township, Volant Borough, and portions of Wilmington Township - Lawrence County.
3132 State Route 208
New Wilmington, PA 16142
Dave & Brenda Watson - Owners
Earl Hogue - Office Manager
Watson's Inc. provides transportation for students residing in Pulaski Township, Wilmington Township - Mercer County, and portions of Wilmington Township - Lawrence County