Lake Washington School District (LWSD) recently reached an agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on a new three-year contract.
The district provides transportation only to those students living outside a one-mile radius, unless the district has reviewed walk routes and determined no safe walk routes are available. Within that boundary, our practice allows for elementary students to walk up to one and a half miles to school and middle and high school students to walk up to two miles. Students with walk distances that exceed these limits are eligible for bus service. These guidelines are used to establish all walk boundaries for the Lake Washington School District.
If your student is eligible for transportation, you will receive a postcard in the mail each year, before school begins, listing the bus information for your student(s). This postcard contains the route number; bus stop location; and time of pick up and drop off. If you did not receive a postcard or would like to confirm the information, you can look it up online, by using the above School Assignment & Bus Finder tool. Postcards are based on the route information on the date they were printed and are subject to change, we recommend that you check the online route information the day before school starts to verify there are no changes.
Parents will be contacted by the driver with route information for special needs students and preschoolers.
Bus routes may change slightly as the year goes on. Please check the School & Bus Finder on this page for current route information.
Transportation also has tool that allows you to view the estimated time of arrival for your bus. More information is available on the My Stop App page.
2019-20 School Assignment & Bus Finder
Note: Bus information for the 2019-20 school year is available, however it is subject to change. We recommend checking back the week before school starts to see if there are any updates to your student's bus route. When searching for kindergarten information, select the school and bus finder code KD.
Bus stop questions
If you have a question about a bus stop, contact the Transportation Department at 425-936-1120 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Calls and emails are answered in the order in which they are received. The Transportation Department receives a high volume of calls at the beginning of the school year. We appreciate your patience as we respond as quickly as possible.