Student safety is a priority of the WCS Transportation system. RIDING THE BUS IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. In order to make our buses as safe as possible, students must follow all school rules. Special attention must be paid to the following:

  1. Stay seated at all times.

  2. Body parts and other items are to stay inside the bus windows.

  3. Fighting, profanity, and throwing items are prohibited.

  4. All school rules are in effect on the bus.

Each bus driver has the right to add additional requirements and assign specific seating. Disciplinary problems reported by the driver will be handled by an administrator. Students are not allowed to ride any bus other than their assigned bus route. Violations of any rules may result in a temporary or permanent suspension from bus transportation services and/or other school imposed disciplinary measures. Serious or repeated violations may result in disciplinary actions as outlined in the Washington County Schools Handbook.



Contact the transportation office to request a bus route, bus stop, stop change, to ask a question, or to report a problem/concern.

  • Office hours 6:00am-4:30pm

  • Office Phone Number 252-793-2568

Here Comes the Bus App Information

WCS Transportation provides families of students who ride a yellow bus to school with a free bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus.  

Here Comes the Bus translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The app allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop. 

Get started with Here Comes the Bus at You will need the district code and your student’s ID number to sign up. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.

The code is 82281.

When entering your student’s last name on the app, spell it as it appears on your Home Base/PowerSchool account.  If there is a hyphen in the name, make sure you include it. Only enter the first 18 characters of your student’s last name.  If your name is, Yellow-School Bus Washington County, you will enter Yellow-School Bus in the last name field.

Once activated, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you and the size of the notification radius.

The Here Comes the Bus app does not track buses providing service between schools, afterschool activities or athletic events.


Please understand that we sometimes make bus substitutions when preventative maintenance is due and in response to the management of bus drivers. When a bus substitution is made, some features of the Here Comes The Bus app may not work.

To find more information about our School Bus Tracking app, visit

Questions or concern related to bus service issues should be directed to the WCS Bus Garage.
Office hours: 6:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Office Phone Number 252-793-2568