West Ada Transportation

  • Letter from Cascade Transportation,
    Sept. 3, 2021
     
    As many of you have unfortunately experienced, the first week of school busing has been a challenge to start this school year. As many of you may also know, there is a shortage of school bus drivers on the national level, the same shortage to which Cascade has not been immune to while starting the 2021-2022 School Year.
    Due in many parts to staffing shortages, as well as complications within the software being utilized to communicate bus stops to families, Cascade has recognized areas in which much needed improvements are required and we are partnering with the West Ada School district in order to address those on a priority basis.
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  • We sincerely apologize for the difficulties that you may have experienced and please know that Cascade is committed to addressing those issues and improving service to the level of expectation. While many areas may have realized gradual improvements, we will continue our efforts tirelessly until the challenges are resolved. Our staff will be working over the upcoming holiday weekend in an effort to respond to as many families as possible and make necessary adjustments to our bus routing to further improve service issues related to the bus driver shortage.
    Currently we do have several school bus driver positions available for any of those members of the community that may be interested in competitive wages and flexible hours. Additionally, Cascade provides paid CDL training for approved driver applicants and currently is offering hire on bonuses for both non CDL applicants, as well as CDL holder applicants. If you are interested in a job with Cascade Transportation and helping your community please call us at (208) 229-8500 - or apply by clicking on the link here: 
    Cascade Transportation
    Please accept our apologies and thank you again for your patience as we work through these challenges as we work to restore services and confidence from the district and the community.

    Sincerely,

    Mark Jordan, Cascade Transportation


     
    Important Notice:
    All bus stop times are +/- 5 minutes. Please make sure your student is ready at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled time. During winter weather busses may be 10-15 minutes late.
     
    All Wednesday bus stop times are 15 minutes later for morning pick up and 7 minutes later for midday kindergarten pick up and drop off.  This corresponds to West Ada School District's 15 minute "Late start Wednesday" meeting time for teachers.
     

    ITEMS INAPPROPRIATE FOR THE SCHOOL BUS:

    Items may include but are not limited to:

    • Perfume sprays, deodorant and/or any item that could cause an allergic reaction.
      • Sports balls and bats (unless they are completely contained within a zippered bag).
    • Skateboards, scooters, and rollerblades.  These items are NOT allowed on the bus unless they are totally contained in a zippered bag.  

     

    PROHIBITED OBJECTS ON SCHOOL BUS:

    • Weapons, Laser Pens, Drugs & Alcohol, Cigarettes or other Tobacco products such as Vapor Cigarettes, Flammable Objects (including lighters), Explosive Devices, Hoverboards, and Animals (see district policy for service animal exceptions)
     
     
     
    Cascade Transportation
    School Bus
    50 N. Ward Avenue
    Meridian, ID 83642
     
     
    Phone: 208-229-8500
    West Ada School District Liaison: 208-855-4500