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Kent School District Transportation
WelcomeOur goal is to safely transport your child to and from his or her school in a timely manner. This site is your tool to locate information you may need throughout the school year. Our office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and we are here to serve you. Please call 253-373-7442 or email Transportation with any questions or concerns you may have.
Criteria for obtaining a Space Available Bus Pass:
- If you are registered in the Kent School District and if you are in an area served by transportation; look for bus passes to be mailed out the last week of August. Keep these yellow bus passes even after your secondary student receives his ID badge with bus information included. The yellow pass can be a great temporary help if the ID badge is misplaced or lost. Your school office can provide a replacement bus upon request.
- Space Available Bus Pass – If you live within a walking boundary for your school and there is a bus stop close to your home it is possible to get on this list via the Transportation Department webpage. Click on the Space Available Request link on the left side of the section menu and it only takes a few minutes to complete the request form. Make sure your browser's pop-up blocker is disabled. Be sure to click “SUBMIT” before you leave the site. These requests will be considered as quickly as possible after student load counts and route revisions are completed at the start of the school year. Generally, Space Available Bus Passes are not issued until the first week of October. You will be contacted when a space is available for your child.
- If you have chosen a school that is out of your home address boundary then Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and your space available request will not be considered. (Exceptions for siblings of Hi-Cap students).
- Your home or daycare address must be within the board approved walk distances to the nearest bus stop:
Elementary 1.34 miles
Middle 1.75 miles
High 2.0 miles
Bus stops will not be created within the walk boundaries.
For bus discipline issues students will receive no more than one conduct report. A second discipline issue will result in the Space Available pass being revoked.