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.
- David Wolfle Elementary School Bus Routes
- Hilder Pearson Elementary School Bus Routes
- Poulsbo Elementary School Bus Routes
- Richard Gordon Elementary School Bus Routes
- Suquamish Elementary School Bus Routes
- Vinland Elementary School Bus Routes
- Kingston Middle School Bus Routes
- Poulsbo Middle School Bus Routes
- Kingston High School Bus Routes
- North Kitsap High School Bus Routes
- 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.
- Why can't I request a bus stop closer to my house?
- Why does my child have to walk to school?
- What is the release time for students on early release days (Wednesdays)?
- Why is it necessary for my child to be at the bus stop five minutes early?
- What should I do if my child leaves an item on the bus?
- What if my student is late to the bus stop?
- Is my child allowed to board the bus at any bus stop?
- Is it possible for my child to ride a different bus?
- What safety guidelines should my child follow while riding the bus?
- What is the "danger zone" around a school bus?
- How safe is school bus transportation?
- What does a 97% pass rate signify?
- How are bus operations affected by bad weather?
- How are bus drivers qualified and trained?
- How can I become a bus driver or substitute driver?
- Who should I contact with requests or concerns about transportation?
- Policy 6600 - Transportation
- Procedure 6600P - Transportation
- Policy 6605 - Student Safety Walking to School and Riding Buses
- Procedure 6605P - Student Safety Walking to School and Riding Buses
- Policy 6608 - Video Cameras on School Buses
- Procedure 6608P - Video Cameras on School Buses
- Policy 6610 - Surveillance Cameras
- Policy 6620 - Special Transportation
- Policy 6625 - Private Vehicle Transportation
- Policy 6630 - Driver Training and Responsibility
- Policy 6640 - School Owned Vehicles
- Procedure 6640P - School Owned Vehicles
- Policy 6690 - Contracting for Transportation Services
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.