As we continue to work to navigate challenges due to our ongoing bus driver shortage, we want to remind families that this transportation updates webpage is updated daily - and throughout the day - with route changes. You can access this page at www.BremertonSchools.org/BusUpdates. There are also links to the transportation updates webpage under "District Quick Links" on all websites, and in every BSD Family Update newsletter.
We typically do not do "robo calls" for bus delays because with the time it takes the system to complete all the calls, the message could be outdated by the time it is received. We will send out emails and texts to alert families of substantial delays or route changes as soon as possible - whenever possible. If you are not signed-up to receive text messages from the Bremerton School District, please contact your child's school to opt-in.
Bus route changes and delays are also posted on the District and schools' Facebook pages.
Please note that our transportation office staff are often out driving routes and may not be able to answer your calls immediately. We encourage you to check this webpage for the latest information before calling our office, or if you are unable to get through when you call.
Are you (or do you know someone) interested in a job with competitive pay, paid training, summers off and great benefits? Please visit our website for more information on becoming a bus driver!
We thank you for your patience as we work to get all students transported safely and in a timely manner.
About Transportation Updates
As are many school districts from across the country, we are having to make adjustments to our bus routes due to a shortage of drivers due to a variety of reasons - including illness.
Transportation Updates: If we have any last-minute or unannounced route changes, we will make every effort to communicate with families and update this webpage every school day by 6:30 a.m.
Combined bus routes: When routes are combined, the bus may arrive at some stops EARLY and be LATE to others, both in the morning and afternoon. In the morning, please have your student at the bus stop 5 minutes early (and dressed accordingly!). Thank you for your patience!
AM/PM: Please note if routes are canceled for AM (morning only), PM (afternoon only) or AM/PM (both morning and afternoon).
RESPECTFUL LANGUAGE: Please keep all communication respectful towards Transportation Staff. As there were changes to bus routes, there were also changes to the driver assignments for those routes. It will take a few days for these drivers to get used to their new times and routes, and we will have difficulties in meeting the times listed on the schedule at this point.
Please contact the Transportation Department at 360-473-0514 or Transportation@BremertonSchools.org.