In preparation for the first day of school, (Monday, August 15th) the Palm Beach County transportation department has released the 2016-2017 bus routes, and student bus schedules.
Unlike years before, students are no longer required pre-register for scheduled bus routes, however the transportation company is asking that parents allow their children to ride the bus during the first few days of school, so that they can gain a sense of how many children will need bus services.
“We understand that parents want to share the first days of school with their children. However, students should be given the opportunity to ride the bus during the first week of school, so that they can learn how to find their classrooms when they arrive and board their bus at dismissal,” Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Donald Fennoy said. “We need to get a real sense of how many students are riding the bus and take the bus through the routes a few times to get the best sense of a normal day. Then we make adjustments if they are needed.”
Dr. Fennoy also said, students and parents may also experience some delays while the district works out any kinks in the new GPS routing system, which will allow the transportation company to keep tabs on bus driver’s routes, pick ups, and driving speeds.
Parents can find the nearest bus route by visiting this website, and typing in their address, their child’s school, and
If you have more questions or can’t seem to find your child’s bus route, you can also call the Transportation Call Center at 561-242-6565 or 561-357-1110 during the following times:
7 a.m. to 6 p.m Wednesday, August 10 through Friday, August 12
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14
6 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday through Friday starting August 15
Services are available in English, Spanish and Kreyol, and according to their website, all calls are logged and will be returned within 24 hours if you receive a voicemail.