School Bus Service
Each year, the OES school bus provides a ride to 30% of OES students. This fee-based service offers a safe, dependable and cost-effective option for families in the Portland metro area. Bus routes are established each year based upon requests received. Costs are updated annually. Established bus routes exist in the following areas:
- Lake Oswego
- NW Portland
- NE Portland
- SE Portland
- Sunset Corridor
- Portland Heights
- School buses are 9 times safer than private cars—national statistics show that school buses are the safest vehicles on our roads and highways.
- Outstanding drivers—because safety is the top priority of the OES transportation team, our drivers are screened, well-trained, licensed, and, most important, caring.
- OES vehicles are maintained to strict State of Oregon standards.
- On-time pick-up and delivery—every school day, OES buses arrive on schedule to deliver students to class on time, and provide the same reliable service home after school.
OES offers a simplified fare structure with established flat rates. Zone 1 pricing includes most of the Portland metropolitan area west side. Zone 2 includes NE & SE Portland and the west side south of downtown Lake Oswego.
2018-19 Annual Bus Fares
|Fare type||Number of Children||Annual Fare|
|Round Trip, Zone 1||First Child||$1,300|
|Each Additional Child||$950|
|Round Trip, Zone 2||First Child||$1,600|
|Each Additional Child||$1,200|
|One way (AM or PM), Zone 1||First Child||$800|
|Each Additional Child||$600|
|One way (AM or PM), Zone 2||First Child||$1,000|
|Each Additional Child||$750|
|Home Service Charge (per family)*||Round Trip||$600|
|Single Ride||Per child||$7|
*Home service is only available as time and location allows.
*Families qualifying for Flexible Tuition receive a 50% discount on bus fares.