The Student Transportation Office (STO) is dedicated to providing the community with safe school bus transportation services that are timely and comfortable. There is at least one STO at every DoDEA Pacific school complex. Each STO is staffed by highly trained and capable transportation specialists to manage the complex’s student transportation operation. We strive for continuous process improvement in all areas of our operation.
A BUS PASS IS REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS UTILIZING DAILY COMMUTE STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
New Students: Please obtain a "DODEA School Bus Registration" form from the Registrar and complete it before coming to the STO. Please call for an appointment to bring the student in to the office for a photo.
Returning Students: Please complete re-registration procedures by one of the following methods prior to the end of school in June.
In your correspondence, please update parent's home/work contact numbers, rank & DEROS, and especially the individual(s) designated as your emergency contacts. A current-year bus pass will be mailed in August.
Changes: In most cases parents may update important information telephonically by calling the STO at 226-5206(From off-base call the Misawa Operator at 0176-53-5181 and enter 226-5206 when prompted. Parents may also email the STO at:
Misawa Complex STO
Schools Supported: Sollars ES, Edgren HS
Location: Sollars ES Rm# 104 (Check in at Sollars Front Desk first please)
The walking distance for grades 6 and below will not normally exceed 1 mile from their primary residence to the school or designated bus stop. Students in grades 7-12 may walk up to 1.5 miles from their primary residence to the school or designated bus stop. These distances may be slightly expanded or contracted to conform to natural boundaries such as housing areas or neighborhoods. In locations, such as Okinawa, having middle schools, which include grade 6 (i.e., grades 6-8), the walking distance criteria shall be the same as the criteria for grades 7-12.
This is defined as the transportation of students from their assigned bus stop to school at the beginning of their school day, mid-day, and the return to their assigned bus stop at the end of the normal scheduled school day. Maps illustrating bus stops and commuting zones are available at the base housing office and the STO office.
Only one trip to and from school per day is authorized for each student.
Transportation is not authorized to take students to their homes or to eating facilities for their mid-day meal.
Only students attending DoDEA schools, bus drivers, dispatchers, STO personnel, assigned safety/security attendants, community bus monitors, and security personnel assigned by the installation commander are authorized to ride daily commuting services. Additional authorized passengers are U.S. Military Police and host nation police while in the performance of their official duties, and persons authorized in writing by the DoDEA Principal or his or her designee, the contracting officer, or the STO.
Daily round trip transportation may be provided to students residing outside the commuting area but are transported at their own expense to an existing school bus stop within the commuting area.
Non-federally connected, space-available, tuition-paying students may be permitted to utilize school bus commuting services on a space-available basis. Even though space-available service may be initially provided, it may be withdrawn at any time.
Transportation is available for many off base housing areas around installations with schools; however, before signing a lease for an off base house please check with the STO to ensure transportation is available in that area for the school you plan your child to attend.
A map and/or narrative description is used to identify the commuting area for each school is available at each STO.
Please call your local STO if your child leaves something on the bus or loses their bus pass.
Riding school buses is a privilege that may be suspended or revoked if a student does not behave in a safe and proper manner in accordance with DoDEA behavior expectations, which is in accordance with Section 7 of DoDEA Administrative Instruction 1347.01, “Student Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,” April 7, 2021.
Misawa AB Schools
Schools Supported: Cummings ES, Edgren HS, Sollars ES
Phone: 0176-53-5181 and enter 226-5206 when prompted
DSN Phone: 226-5206
Calling from US: 011-81-176-77-5206