The ESD currently provides transportation services in twenty-three of the District’s thirty local school districts and serves 161 individual schools. In addition to services to individual districts, the ESD also provides access to two state special needs schools located in the Vancouver area.
Scope of Operations
ESD 112 Specialized Transportation Cooperative transports an average of 450 students daily, utilizing a fleet of 65 specially equipped buses and offers access to all educational facilities in the ESD-service area that are State of Washington approved. Services are also provided to pre-approved State of Oregon learning facilities.
The Cooperative has specific criteria for offering services that include Special needs students with an IEP requiring transportation as a related service, Homeless Students as identified in the McKinney-Vento Act, access to Early Intervention programs and the Washington State School for the Deaf and the Washington State School for the Blind.
ESD 112 Specialized Transportation Cooperative is designed to accommodate the ”high-cost/low incident” situations often accompanying special needs students. Each participating school district enters into an annual contractual agreement with the ESD that defines the responsibilities of both parties. The cost to the local district is determined by their student enrollment and the number of students transported.