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    Seattle Public Schools Transportation Department

    The Seattle Public Schools Transportation Department arranges transportation services for a variety of students attending Seattle Public Schools and Head Start.

    Transportation is provided in a variety of methods including ORCA cards, yellow bus corner service, yellow bus curb-to-curb service, and cab service, to meet the transportation needs of individual programs and students being served.


    Transportation Service Standards 2019-20

    The Transportation Service Standards include information about who is eligible for transportation services and what kind of service they could be eligible for. There is also information about bus stop placement, conditions for changing a bus stop location, and the use of an alternate address.

    The Arrival/Departure times contains information regarding the start and end times for schools. as well as the targeted arrival and departure times of the buses at those locations.


    ORCA Card Information

    Some students are eligible for ORCA cards as their main method of Transportation to and from school. Visit the ORCA Card Information page for information about ORCA cards for students.


    Check Out Transportation FAQs

    Please visit our FAQ page for answers to most frequently asked questions regarding Transportation.


    Ice and Snow Transportation Plan 2018-19

    The District will make every effort to adhere to the established school calendar, bell schedules, and school bus routes. However, there may be times when weather conditions make the usual routes unsafe or impassable. Check out how decisions are made to recommend delays in school start times or closures, how information is provided to families, and what parents/guardians can do to prepare.


    SDoT Student Safety Toolkit for Parents

    Many students are not eligible for yellow bus service to get to and from school. The Seattle Department of Transportation and the Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee have put together information for families who want to explore the alternatives to yellow bus service. Learn more about safety on the way to school, safety around the school, and resources available to help make the environment around each school safe for every student.


    Hourly Transportation Employment Opportunities

    The Transportation Department is looking for Hourly Bus Monitors and Crossing Guards.

    Please contact Transportation (transdept@seattleschools.org) for further information.

    Contact Us

    Please have your Student ID Number and Bus Route Number available when contacting Transportation.
    206-252-0900
    transdept@seattleschools.org

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