Welcome to NKSD Transportation Department
On April16, 2015, long time Director of Transportation, Ronald E. Lee, passed away.
Condolences may be mailed to our office at 26000 Siyaya Ave. NE, Kingston, WA 98346.
Please click the links below for articles from the Kitsap Sun and North Kitsap Herald.
office phone number is 396-3099.
Please feel free to call any time, email us
School year office hours are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Wednesdays are early release days!
Students are released 50 minutes earlier
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.
For KINDERGARTEN bus riders: a parent or guardian (or other designated person) is required to meet kindergarten students when they are dropped off. If you have an older sibling getting off the bus with your child, we must have a signed & dated note giving permission to release your student with the sibling.
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.
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.