student and parent walking off a bus

The Wissahickon School District Transportation Department currently transports approximately 6,500 students to over 85 schools with approximately 70 buses and 20 vans. Using district-owned vehicles for less than 50% of the routes, the vehicles are housed at our Transportation Department, which is located in Blue Bell. The remainder of the bus routes are contracted with a local based facility, First Student, which is 100% dedicated to the district. The Transportation Department is continually striving to uphold the high standards of safety and efficiency.

Please take a moment to review the Wissahickon School District School Bus Guidelines.


  • Please note that afternoon drop-off times may vary due to traffic, weather, ridership, and other circumstances.
  • Please drive safely and obey the Pennsylvania School Bus Stopping Laws. We want to insure the safety of all our students!
  • PA State law requires that School Bus Evacuation Drills to be held twice a year. Once in the beginning of the school year, the second in the month of March. Drills should be performed on school grounds. The purpose of these drills is to educate students in the event of an actual emergency.
  • In the event of a two-hour delay, please have your student at their stop two (2) hours later than their normal schedule.

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Contact Information

Cheryl Carpenter, Transportation Director

Karen Jones-Carey, Transportation Dispatcher

215-619-8114 ext. 1800 or 1810
215-641-9108 (fax)