Transportation

Our bus drivers are often the first school staff member our students meet each day. The bonds they build with children before and after each school day are critical to making students feel cared for and welcome.

Bus Routes

Busing information is available by logging into our ELink portal. Don’t have an ELink account yet? Learn how to create an account.

Students assigned to a bus route will have a bus stop, pickup time and route information available. Students who live within walking distance of their school will not have busing information listed. Please note that kindergartners must be met by a parent or guardian when being dropped off after school until the Transportation Department has written permission to let them off with a sibling or alone.

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The Student Ridership Program

Our Student Ridership Program, supported in partnership with Tyler Technologies, is a new way for families to monitor their child’s trip to and from school each day and receive notifications whenever there is a delay or other transportation issue.

Each student bus rider will be provided an ID card that they scan whenever they board or depart one of the district's school buses. This information, as well as the status of a student’s bus along its route, can be accessed by parents through the Versatrans My Stop app available through the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.

In addition to giving our families peace of mind, this program will assist bus drivers in navigating routes, knowing which students should be on their buses and each student’s respective bus stop.

For more information, contact the Transportation Department at (509) 967-6150.

Additional Transportation Information

Parents who have elected to send their children to a school outside their attendance boundary or are out-of-district must provide transportation for their child each day. Secondary students may qualify for a bus pass for Ben Franklin Transit provided by the transportation department.

We ask all students and families to review our School Bus Rules and Student Conduct on Buses at the beginning of each school year.

Ben Franklin Transit (BFT)

Ben Franklin Transit has a long history of getting our students, staff and community members where they need to go. To learn more visit www.bft.org or click on the drop-downs below.

Dispatch Office
(509) 967-6150 option 1


Patricia Thomas
Director
Patricia.Thomas@rsd.edu


Kyle Carrier
Assistant Director
Kyle.Carrier@rsd.edu


Isabel Contreras
Routing Manager
Isabel.Contreras@rsd.edu
(509) 967-6331

Become a RSD Bus Driver!

Driving a school bus is a rewarding experience that offers a steadily-paced work day and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students. 
 

Why apply?

  • Paid training provided
  • Benefits (including medical, dental and vision)
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Pay rate: $18.07-$22.59

No experience necessary! We interview applicants for substitute driver positions throughout the school year as needed.
 

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Questions?

Contact Human Resources at (509) 967-6023 or Tricia Callahan, Transportation Safety Supervisor, at (509) 967-6154 or email Tricia.Callahan@rsd.edu.