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School and bus schedules may change or be altered during winter weather conditions. If
this should happen, you need to know how to access this information.

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How can I get information about school and bus schedules during bad weather conditions?

There are several ways to find out. Please do not call the Transportation Department because these phone lines need to remain open for emergencies. School and bus information is usually announced no later than 6:00 a.m. All school closures and/or changes to school start times and bus route information are available by tuning into the following radio stations.

Radio: AM Band:
KARI 550 • KGMI 790 • KIXT 930 • KPUG 1170 • KRPI 1550
Radio: FM Band:
KISM 92.9 • KAFE 104.3 • PRAISE 106.5
KVOS CH. 12 • KOMO CH. 4 • KING CH. 5


What kind of changes to my school schedule could occur?

Emergencies can result in a variety of changes, schools generally do one of three things:
• Close for the day.
• Open on a delayed schedule.
• Open on a regular schedule but with "snow routes" in effect.

If schools are open on a delayed schedule, when will the bus come?

Buses will follow their normal routes but the pickup time will be delayed for a specified period of time. For instance, if your student was normally picked up at 8:30 A.M. and there was a delay of 30 minutes, the new pickup time would be 9:00 A.M.

What are "snow routes"?

Snow routes are bus routes that are substituted for regular routes in areas where buses have a difficult time maneuvering because of road and weather conditions. Students affected by "snow routes" need to catch their bus at the alternate stop. NOTE: It is important to know that students are dropped off at their alternate stops regardless of any change in the weather.

How will I know where to catch my bus if I live on a snow route?

Designated Snow routes are listed on the back of this flyer. It is your responsibility to know if you live in an area affected by snow routes. Additional snow routes may be added on a case-by-case basis. Radio stations will have information on additional snow routes CLICK HERE FOR LISTED SNOW ROUTES.

Weather emergencies can sometimes disrupt telephone and electrical lines. It is always a good idea to have a battery-equipped radio as your emergency communications backup. ALSO, parents are reminded that they need to update their student's emergency forms should any changes occur.
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