Transportation Services

2201 37th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221 🚍 (360) 503-1155

Welcome!

The Anacortes School District provides transportation to and from school for PreK-12th grade students who live more than one mile walking distance from their home school. We utilize over 25 buses to transport student to and from school and extra-curricular/sporting events. Our goal is to provide both a safe and enjoyable school bus ride for all students.

Our buses are equipped with GPS units and onboard cameras. These systems aid in locating buses in emergency situations, help with routing efficiency and assist our drivers and schools in supporting positive student behavior on the bus.

We encourage students to arrive at their bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time and ride the bus to AND from their regular bus stop.

Our team is dedicated to your child's wellbeing and safety.

We are dedicated to safely, efficiently and effectively transporting our community’s students and positively impacting both the start and end of each bus rider’s day. Learn what we're doing to limit the transmission of COVID on our buses.

Students with Special Needs

Please contact Transportation Services at (360) 503-1155. Routes are scheduled and adjusted based on your child's unique needs.

Wanted School Bus Drivers, Anacortes School District, Flexible Hours, Paid Training, Call 360-503-1155

We're Hiring!

Do you have what it takes to get our students moving? We provide everything you need to get started in an accelerating career! We offer:

  • flexible hours, morning and afternoons

  • paid training with engaging instructors to help you obtain your CDL

  • state of the art vehicles maintained to the highest standards

  • smiling faces and the opportunity to be the first person to greet our students each day

Applicants must have 5 years of (personal/regular) licensed driving experience and have a clean driving record. Apply for a bus driver position by visiting the HR website. If you have questions, please call (360) 503-1155.

Fun Facts

  • The National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other authorities agree that school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting children to and from school.

  • Some 480,000 school buses carry 26 million children – more than half of America’s schoolchildren – each day, rarely with any serious accident.

  • Safety features including the color and size of the school buses, height, reinforced sides, , cross view mirrors, and flashing red lights crossing arms and stop sign ensure children are protected and secure on and off the bus.

  • School bus drivers are highly trained professionals who have your child’s safety in mind. They receive specialized training in student behavior management, loading and unloading, security and emergency medical procedures.

  • Drivers participate in pre-employment and random drug/alcohol testing, as well as frequent driving record checks, and submit to background checks and periodic medical exams to keep their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a School Bus Endorsement.

  • The school bus industry operates by a set of safety, security, health and driver qualification guidelines that meet, and in some cases exceed, federal and state laws, and ensure that school buses are the safest mode of transportation for our nation’s schoolchildren.