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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.


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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



Bus Routes

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.

Click here to open and download the Transportation Form.



  1. Keep a consistent transportation schedule for your student. Numerous changes in transportation can lead to confusion for the student, school staff and transportation staff. 
  2. Any changes during the school year must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to taking effect. This allows time for routing and notification of parent, bus driver and school.
  3. If you have a sudden same-day change, you must contact the Transportation Department at 260-274-0705 to get an emergency pass. This should only be the case in emergency situations.
  4. Students are expected to be out at their designated bus stop waiting on the bus five (5) minutes prior to the stop time.
  5. Bus times may vary; drivers do everything possible to keep with the scheduled times however road construction, trains, traffic and numerous other factors can cause for delays.
  6. Allow ten (10) minutes after the bus stop time before leaving the designated pick-up point or calling the transportation office.
  7. Service to other students is delayed if buses have to wait on students. Therefore, drivers are instructed not to wait for students who are not at the bus stop on time.

For detailed information regarding school transportation at Wabash City Schools download the Parent/Student Handbook.

 Safety is a Community Responsibility

Bus safety zones

Motorist Safety

  • When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school.
  • When driving in neighborhoods, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely.
  • Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood.
  • Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops.
  • Be alert ~ Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
  • Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorist should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
  • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.


Driving and More

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.