Transportation Impacts and Updates for the 23-24 School Year
We regret to inform you that we are still impacted by the extreme bus driver shortage. We understand the extreme hardship this places on families.
Unfortunately, there are several routes that remain unfilled and do not have a driver assigned to the route. We are currently developing a rotational schedule that will balance the impact of bus cancellations across the district and be fair to all families.
Additionally, we have extremely limited bus driver substitutes and some unforeseen leave requests that will cause additional cancellations.
We are working diligently to solve our lack of drivers through ongoing recruitment and advertising efforts as well as extending the hiring incentive bonuses. While we have one driver in training and other prospective drivers in process of becoming trained, we have hope the situation will be less dire as the year progresses.
If you have any leads on a potential bus driver candidate, please encourage them to apply.
Eatonville School District is located in the foothills just south of Mt. Rainier. We are located at 410 Center Street E. The Transportation Department has been at this location since 2014. Our fleet consists of 38 buses and several support vehicles. Our district covers 460 square miles from 304th St. to the Yakima County Border. We not only enjoy being a part of a team in providing a top rated education, but we pride ourselves on being the driving force behind our student's education.