Welcome to NKSD Transportation Department
Our main office
phone number is
School year office hours are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
National School Bus Safety Week: October 20-24, 2014
This year's theme is "At my stop, you stop." Please take a moment to read the following article concerning drivers who do NOT observe this important traffic regulation.
Wednesdays are early release days!
Students are released 50 minutes earlier than regular days
Secondary students (NKHS/KHS/PMS) are released at 1:35 PM
and KMS at 1:45 PM.
Elementary students will be released at 3:00 PM.
Half-day kinder students are released 25 minutes earlier at 11:35 AM.
Congratulations to our mechanics for achieving 97.4% rating on their annual Washington State Patrol inspection. This is highest score our shop has ever received! Great job.
Please remember that students need to be waiting at their bus stop at least five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled time. This ensures that students are not chasing after buses which creates a safety hazard, and also ensures that students do not miss the bus.
Please note that pursuant to WAC 392-145-020.7: students may only use their regular established stop unless they have written permission from a parent-guardian to use another location.
Regarding bus numbers: our buses have four digit numbers printed on them. For example 99-08. The first two digits indicate the year of the bus, and the last two digits are the route number (and the bus number).
Email us your digital photos of NKSD buses out in the world and we may post them on our web site. Photo on right shows our buses waiting at the Edmonds ferry dock.
Is school closed? Delayed? To access the
Public School Emergency Closure System
website click on the PSECS logo. You need to enter North Kitsap School District to access our information.
Riding Yellow Means Going Green!
There are 480,000 school buses on the road across the U.S., providing public transportation for half the country’s students. That’s 26 million kids who ride yellow buses to school each day. Here’s how each bus impacts our communities.
· 36 FEWER PASSENGER CARS- Smoother Commutes
Every school bus takes 36 private passenger vehicles off the road. That means less time sitting in traffic, quieter and less congested intersections and a shorter commute for everyone.
· 180 MILLION GALLONS FUEL SAVED-Less Time at the Pump
Each parent who has his or her child ride the bus to school will save approximately 180 gallons of fuel per year, $663 in fuel costs, and 3,600 miles from being put on the family car.
· 50 TIMES MORE SAFE-Out of Harm’s Way
Students who ride the bus are 50 times more likely to arrive at school safely than when they drive themselves or ride with friends.
· 44.6 BILLION FEWER LBS CO2-Pollution Reduced
Some 44.6 billion pounds of CO2 are saved each year by using school buses instead of private passenger vehicles.