Update on Elimination of Transfer Bus Routes for 2019-20

Update on Elimination of Transfer Bus Routes for 2019-20

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, Monroe School District will be modifying some of the bus services that transport students who attend a school outside of their neighborhood school's boundary. To ensure students are receiving the full amount of instructional time, the transfer bus services that consistently cause students to arrive late to school & leave early will be eliminated.

We will continue to accept intra-district transfer requests on an annual basis for students to attend a school other than their neighborhood school and have extended the deadline to April 12, 2019. Unless an intra-district transfer application is submitted prior to the deadline and approved, students must attend their school of residence. If a student's intra-district transfer request is approved, parents will be responsible for arranging transportation in one of the following ways:

  1. providing their own transportation to/from the school of choice, or
  2. taking their child to a pre-authorized, established bus stop that lies within the school of choice's boundaries*, or
  3. taking their child to one of the "collector stops" listed below*.

*Options #2 and #3 will need to be pre-arranged by calling the Transportation Department at (360) 804-2650 to have your child assigned to a regular bus stop.

Collector stops

The list of collector stops below have been established to assist families with transportation to a school outside of their neighborhood school's boundaries. Options with routes listed as "TBD" or status of "New" will only be activated if needed based on the number of requests.

Hidden River

Options replace one transfer route from Park Place Middle to Hidden River Middle.

Region

Collector Stop Location

Route

Status

NW of HWY 2

Chain Lake Elementary

265

Existing

NE of HWY 2

Salem Woods Elementary

293

Existing

Fryelands

  • Currie View Park
  • Park on Van Street

293

Existing

Fryelands/Lords Lake

Lakeview Ave SE @ Walking Path

225

Existing

Main & 179th

Park Place Middle School

TBD

New

South of Main St.

Boys & Girls Club

292

Existing

South of Lewis St. Bridge

Crescent Lake

291

New



Salem Woods

Options replace two transfer routes, one from Frank Wagner to Salem Woods and another from Chain Lake to Salem Woods.

Region

Collector Stop Location

Route

Status

In Town North of HWY 2

Kids Country

208

Existing

In Town South of Main

Boys & Girls Club

207

Existing

In Town North of Main

Frank Wagner Elementary

TBD

New

Fryelands

Fryelands Elementary

TBD

New

NW of HWY 2

Chain Lake Elementary

207

Existing


Chain Lake Elementary

Options replace two transfer routes, one from Frank Wagner to Chain Lake and another from Salem Woods to Chain Lake.

Region

Collector Stop Location

Route

Status

In Town North of HWY 2

Kids Country

222

Existing

In Town South of Main

Boys & Girls Club

TBD

New

In Town North of Main

Frank Wagner Elementary

TBD

New

Fryelands

Currie View Park

225

New

Fryelands

Fryelands Elementary

225

New

NE of HWY 2

Salem Woods Elementary

227

New


Maltby Elementary

Existing route, nothing changes.

Region

Collector Stop Location

Route

Status

In Town

  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Frank Wagner Elementary

261

Existing


We strongly encourage families to use one of the options presented above. If none of these options will work for your family and depending on the location of the student's residence, there is the potential to expand an existing route to service a home address, but this is not guaranteed.