Issaquah’s newest students got a test ride on Issaquah school buses Aug. 8.
The annual program helps students and especially parents, grow more comfortable with the district transportation department.
It’s also a chance to teach the kids safety rules, before the first day of class, said Jo Porter, the transportation director.
As a part of the tour, the couple hundred new students got to ride through the bus wash.
Pauline Schlick helps her son Tobin, as he cautiously embarks on his first ride on a school bus.
Natalie Twigg leads her children along the crosswalk during a kindergarten roundup. The final test of the bus ride along was crossing the street.