NorthEast Washington ESD 101

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Bus Region V transportation services are provided to 65 school districts in Eastern Washington, including all 59 districts within NEWESD 101. Duties and responsibilities are as follows:
  • Assist districts with route surveys & schedule route evaluations upon request. 
  • Provide transportation information regarding persons with disabilities.
  • Advise districts on rules and regulations & assist with transportation policies.
  • Provide information regarding driver training.
  • Review district reports and submissions to OSPI.
  • Develop school bus specifications & review school bus purchases.
  • Review bus inspection reports, calculate compliance, and send evaluations to districts.
  • Advise districts regarding appropriate inventory systems & controls.
  • Assist OSPI in development of the maintenance and administration manuals for statewide district use.
  • Administer state data collection for transportation funding.
  • Act as liaison in development of cooperative programs. 
  • Assist districts with transportation budgeting.  
  • Assist state transportation directors in areas such as development of state reporting and bus driver training. 
                        Buses Contact:

                        Chris Jose, Regional Transportation Coordinator, Region 5
                        (509) 789-3558,
                        Kimberly Runkel, Regional Transportation Coordinator Assistant
                        (509) 789-3557, 

                        Last Modified on July 20, 2015