NFSD Transportation

Director of Transportation: Neftali (China) Gutierrez                     Office Hours: 6:00 am to 4:30 pm on school days

Assistant to the Director: Phet Thavone                                            Office phone: 509-234-3771

The North Franklin School District is committed to operating the safest transportation system possible through good bus maintenance, continuous driver training, and high expectations for appropriate student behavior.  This third component, appropriate student behavior, requires the help and cooperation of the students and you, the parent/guardian.

The transportation department transports approximately 1,750 students every day during the school year.  With two transportation centers, a fleet of 34 buses, and a staff of 20 operators, the Transportation Department operates 37 daily bus runs.  In addition, it provides service for extra-curricular/special event trips.

We use a bus routing system called Traversa. This system allows you to check on your smart phone what time the bus should be arriving at your stop along with seeing where the bus is so you can see how far out it is.  This will help for when it is cold outside so students don't have to stand out in the cold for so long when a bus is running behind. Please be patient with us on this system as we continue to make adjustments.

Occasionally we do send out automated phone calls to families if their bus times have been changed. It simply informs you that your times have changed and for you to come check the website for specifics.