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North Kitsap School District

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Transportation

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The Transportation Department of the North Kitsap School District (NKSD) is dedicated to the safe and punctual commute of its students. Their main goal is to offer a dependable and proficient service for student transportation. The team, comprised of drivers, mechanics, trainers, and office staff, works closely together to maintain the highest standard of service.

Annually, this department efficiently manages the transportation of 5,000 students over an astounding 728,000 miles. To illustrate this achievement, consider that the distance covered is roughly equivalent to making three trips to the moon.

Find Your Bus Stop

Find Your Snow Bus Route

  • Times are an approximation and may be affected by weather and road conditions. Allow up to 15 minutes of additional time.
  • Times also do not reflect delayed start times. If there is a two-hour delay, add two hours to the pick-up/drop-off time listed. (example: stop says 8:30am pick up. On a two hour delay the pick-up time would be 10:30am)
  • If your bus route is not listed, then there are no changes to your route during inclement weather. Only the bus routes listed are affected.
  • Parents, please feel free to use a different snow stop if you find one that is more convenient for you, as long as it's serviced by the same bus. You're welcome to bring your student to that alternate snow stop.

Safety

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School bus safety extends beyond the ride itself and involves paying attention to the area surrounding the bus and understanding school bus stop rules. With guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the NKSD Transportation Team shares crucial safety measures, such as early arrival at the bus stop, understanding school bus lights, the illegality of school bus passing, and the unique safety design features of school buses.

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Riding a bicycle to school offers numerous benefits, but safety is paramount, requiring adherence to key guidelines such as following road rules, choosing appropriate riding locations, being predictable on the road, wearing helmets, using hand signals, and maintaining bikes. This article provides a comprehensive guide for the NKSD community to ensure safe bicycle commutes to and from school.

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Walking to school offers students a chance for exercise, fresh air, and learning road safety, but it's crucial to adhere to guidelines like walking in groups, being visible, observing traffic, crossing streets safely, and obeying traffic signs and rules. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to model positive behavior and consult resources from the National Center for Safe Routes to School and our "Safe Walk Zone Maps" to ensure a safe commute for their children.

Danger Zone

The School Bus "Danger Zone" refers to the 10-foot area surrounding the school bus where the driver has limited visibility, posing potential hazards for students. Parents, guardians, and students are urged to understand and respect this zone, following safe practices like maintaining a safe distance from the bus, never approaching a moving bus, and never walking behind the bus to ensure student safety.

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Contact Us

Transportation Department
Ron Lee Transportation Center
26000 NE Siyaya Avenue
Kingston, WA 98346
(360) 396-3099
Fax (360) 396-3929
 

Ryan Solchenberger
Director
(360) 396-3075
 

Tina Traylor
Administrative Assistant
(360) 396-3074
 

Dawnette Ajax-Reeves
Transportation Specialist
(360) 396-3075
 

Anjelina Caldwell
Transportation Specialist
(360) 396-3081
 
 

How can I Request a Bus Stop?

If you feel the need to add a new stop to a route or shift the location of an existing stop, we are here to facilitate your request. Please note that any changes to existing routes need thorough evaluation, and all requests should be submitted in writing. 

Your request should include the following details:

  • The student's Name
  • The attending school(s) of the student(s) who will use the stop.
  • The grade level(s) of these student(s).
  • The specific location for the proposed stop, which could be an address or an intersection. Feel free to add additional identifiers such as "the blue house" or "the driveway near the big rock."
  • Your name and contact phone number.

Please note that the evaluation process can take from a few days up to two weeks. After evaluation, you will be informed in writing whether your request has been approved or denied. You can also hand your request to your bus driver, who will forward it to our office.

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