Wabash City Transportation
The Wabash City Schools Transportation Department is committed to providing safe and efficient transportation for students. You have chosen the safest and most efficient way to transport your student to and from school. We strive to provide a service that will enhance your student’s educational day. Safe transportation of students is a shared responsibility of the Wabash City School’s administration, school staff, drivers, monitors, parents, students and the community.
|Transportation Office Contact Information||Office Hours|
1101 Colerain St ~ Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: 260-274-0705 Fax: 260-563-2066
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
A Tradition of Excellence ~ The Apache Way, The Right Way, Every Day
Wabash City Schools Transportation Department consists of 30 active employees who utilize a fleet of 23 vehicles to transport our students to and from school. On any given morning or afternoon, we transport approximately 75% of our student body.
Every school year we provide extra-curricular travel for our athletes, musicians, and academic students. Our drivers are conscientious professionals who go above and beyond to ensure the safety of their passengers and the motorists with whom they share the road. Our students are among the best and the brightest. They observe safety and behavior rules and they are taught to respect others.
Wabash City Schools “The Apache Way” travels with us on our routes, field trips, and extra-curricular events. It is our privilege to serve the Wabash Community
All bus routes are established by the Transportation Department. Parents/Guardians can register students for transportation by completing a Transportation request form and turning it back into the school or Transportation Department.
GENERAL SCHEDULING RULES
For detailed information regarding school transportation at Wabash City Schools download the Parent/Student Handbook.
As professional school bus drivers take the seat behind the wheel of one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road, they assume great responsibility and are unsung heroes. Rarely are they thanked or acknowledged for their consistent commitment to the safety and wellbeing of students.
The environment of the school bus demands a driver to possess many skills. Driving is always their first priority but they must often take on additional roles such as nurse, teacher, law enforcer, mechanic or janitor. They investigate, counsel, mediate, protect and are peacemakers. They troubleshoot, tie shoes, zip coats, find hats, close bags and protect cherished school projects. At athletic, band, choir and academic events they are cheerleaders, always providing a “good job” for their passengers, win or lose.
They maneuver their 13 ton vehicle around bikes, parked vehicles, construction, downed tree limbs, distracted drivers, and law breakers. Weather and road conditions challenge their path as ice, snow, fog, rain, dark, sunshine, wind and flooded roads complicate their route.
School bus drivers, while remaining focused on the road, are also expected to see and hear everything that happens inside the bus as they transport 50-60 students who sit up to 40 feet behind them.
Truly, those who assume this great responsibility should be acknowledged. Take time to thank a school bus driver today.