First Student Bus Transportation Information for the 2020-2021 School Year
When students are able to physically attend school per the West Allis-West Milwaukee’s Return to School Plan, First Student Bus Company will be sending postcards to eligible students. The company will also be sending voice messages and emails to confirm bus service start date, location, and pick up and drop off times.
When service begins, students should be at the bus stop 10 minutes before morning pick-up. (At the end of the day, students will be dropped off within ten minutes of the time listed.) Face Coverings will be required for all students riding the bus.
For bus ride problems or concerns (e.g., late pick up/drop off), please contact First Student Bus Transportation at (414) 649-2620.
For questions regarding bus assignments, please contact the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Transportation Department at (414) 604-3043.
Should you lose or misplace your child’s bus postcard, please call the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Enrollment Center at (414) 604-3014.
WAWM School Bus Information
The School Board shall generally follow the minimum requirements in providing transportation to and from school according to the state statutes. The following students are eligible for transportation:
- Students in grades 4K-12 residing in the District who live two or more miles from their neighborhood public school to which they are assigned in the District.
- Students residing in areas within the District which have been designated as hazardous by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department.
- Students with special education needs in accordance with state and federal law requirements who are eligible for transportation through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Call 604-3070 with questions regarding transportation for students with special needs.
- Students in grades K-12 residing in the District who are attending a private school located two or more miles from the student’s residence, if such private school is a school within whose attendance area the student resides and is situated within the District or not more than five miles beyond the boundaries of the District.
- For students that are eligible school bus transportation, the route number, bus stop location, pick-up time, and drop-off time is listed on Skyward Family Access.
- To check on eligibility for bus transportation, call the WAWM Enrollment Center at 414-604-3014.
- To report bus or route problems, call the bus company, First Student, at 649-2620.
- Regular bus transportation is routed using the resident’s home address. Address changes must be made at the WAWM Enrollment Center located at 1205 South 70th Street, 5th floor. Call the WAWM Enrollment Center at 414-604-3014 for more information.