Transportation

Winter Road Conditions / School Closures & Delays

Each year the Transportation Department faces the perils that winter driving brings. Drivers check, review and make sure that all necessary emergency equipment is in the bus and ready to go.

When the really tough winter weather hits, the Transportation Director does a daily check of road conditions and weather reports. Winters in this area can be very unpredictable and we never know from year to year, or day to day what is in store for us.

When situations get extreme, we will continue to make decisions on bus routes and late starts by 5:30 a.m. The Transportation Director makes an assessment of road and weather conditions in the a.m. This information is then reviewed with the Superintendent of Colville School District prior to announcement of a change in routing or school times. Information is given to the local radio station that broadcasts in AM and FM and also to the Spokane news stations. Parents/Guardians are also notified through school messenger system.

When necessary drivers may have to make the difficult decision of whether a road is passable or not. This very rarely occurs, but should this be the situation the driver will contact the dispatch office and every effort will be made to contact the students who are affected. Should you wish any further information or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Transportation Department at (509) 684-5152.

As for the decision, some definition:

A “SNOW DAY”: The district and buildings are shut down. No students or staff and doors are closed.

A “DELAY”: This pertains to students and or buses only. Doors will be open if students show up. It’s a work day for staff, however, we do not want staff to put themselves in undue jeopardy. (Drive safe!)

** Some routes have seasonal changes. Please see route information for variations due to winter weather.

Bus Route List

August 2021-22

DIST#

BUS#

ROUTE

AREA

1

1

Middle Basin

Marble Valley Basin to Middle Basin to Orin Rice to Valley Westside to Colville

5

5

North Basin

Section of Orin Rice Road to include Wonch, Bentley, Lindsey and Mantz-Rickey Rd

6

6

Arden Area

From 8 miles south on Old Arden Hwy, North to Hall Rd, Arden Butte Loop, Pend Orielle Loop Artman-Gibson to Hwy 20 to Graham Rd into town

9

9

N Williams Lk.

17 miles N. on WM Lk Rd, inc. Swede Pass, Evans Cutoff, Brooks Rd inc Gillette, Lee Hedrick, and Douglas Falls

10

10

Pend Oreille Lks

26 Miles E. on Hwy 20 to Colville

11

11

Onion Creek

18 miles N on Clugston Creek to T.A., inc. Peterson Swamp, Gillette and Spanish Prairie

12

12

Special Ed

As assigned, changes weekly

13

13

S Williams Lk.

14 miles N on Williams Lk. Returns S on Wm. Lk to Hwy 395 inc. and Adam-Sherry

15

15

South Basin

Inc. Naff, Old CC, Matson, South Basin, and Orin Rice Roads

16

16

Dominion

North end of Knapp Rd to Old Dominion to Prouty Corner Lp & Dominon Rd, inc Mosby Rd includes Hwy 20 E & Garvey Rd also Dolomite & Tiger Drive

17

17

Gold Creek

Gold Creek Lp inc Valley Westside, Monumental, Geeseman, Hwy 395 N & Buena vista

18

18

Aladdin

20 miles N on Aladdin, also Dry Gulch Rd, S Aladdin

20

20

Wildlife Range

From N end of Kitt Narcisse, S to Hotchkiss includes Mahoney and Garden Homes

22

22

Special Ed

As assigned, changes weekly

23

23

Special Ed

As assigned, changes weekly

25

25

12 Mile

11 miles S of Colville on Old Hwy 12 Mile North, inc Philleo Rd, Slide Crk, Westover, Moran Crk, then N on 395 inc Old Arden Hwy to Colville

28

28

Special Ed

As assigned, changes weekly

29

29

In- Town

K thru 5, In town

30

30

Special Ed

As assigned, changes weekly

31

31

In- Town

K thru 5, In town

32

32

South West Valley

End of Philpott Rd to Arden Hill Rd N on Skidmor, Then Haller Crk and Orin Rice to Hwy 395 N to Colville

33

33

Special Ed

As assigned, changes weekly

34

34

Southwest 395

24 Miles S of Colville to Summit Valley, return to Addy 395 N also 12 Mile & Townsend Sackman to Arden Hill, East to 395 to Colville

AM

Transfers

(Ft. Colville to Hofstetter)

PM

In-town transfers

(Hofstetter to Aster, and Ft. Colville)

PM

In-town transfers

(Ft. Colville to Aster)

PM

In-town transfers

(Ft. Colville to Hofstetter)

PM

In-town transfers

(K-5 schools to CJHS)

(K-5 schools to 970 S Elm, SCC)

(9-12 grades to 970 S Elm, SCC)

AM

In-town transfers

(9-12 grades to CHS from 970 S Elm, SCC)

First Student Transportation

Dionne Bliss, Transportation Director
Phone: (509) 684-5152
178 DeGrief Road
Colville, WA 99114