The Bellingham School District's Transportation Department works to ensure the safety and well-being of students in Bellingham Public Schools. It transports more than 3,500 students to and from over 20 school buildings in the district, as well as nearly 2,000 sports, field and activity trips. The department s buses travel approximately 700,000 miles annually. The Bellingham School District's Transportation Department is a part of Bellingham Public Schools, which is a school district that serves more than 10,000 students and governs elementary, middle and high schools. Bellingham Public Schools employs over 700 professional educators and over 550 instructional assistants and support staff.