• Alert:

    The Board of Trustees and District Administration met Wednesday, March 18th to discuss possible closure to our schools, due to the continuous threat of the COVID-19 virus.  In order to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff, the Board decided that the closing of the school district, at this time, was in the best interest of our students and community.  School closure will begin on Friday, March 20th and will be in effect through Monday, April 20th.

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Jerry Schwartzman
Jerry Schwartzman
Supervisor - Transportation


Bus Information

For new students, please contact Jerry Schwartzman at the Bus Garage 208-875-0420 or via e-mail to determine your student's need for transportation services. Please include the student's name, school, and home address in your message.


Elementary school buses arrive at the school at approximately 8:20 a.m. and leave the school at approximately 2:50 p.m.  

Middle/High school buses arrive at schools by approximately 8:05 a.m.and leave the school at approximately 3:10 p.m. 

Behavior Rules

Rules for student behavior may be found on pages 21-23 within the Potlatch School District 285 Student-Parent Handbook.


As part of our efforts to safeguard students, bus routes are not posted to the website.  Please contact the Transportation Department at (208) 875-0420 for route information.


Contact Us
Potlatch School District #285
635 Pine Street
Potlatch, ID 83855
Phone: 208.875.0327
Fax: 208.875.2560