Bus Information for the 2023 School Year
- Starting July 24: Parents can check their child's transportation information in Focus at focus.pcsb.org.
- If your child rides the bus to school, you will also receive information from the Transportation Department via postal mail and School Messenger calls and emails.
Call Center Phone and Hours:
Phone: (727) 587-2020
Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Transportation Frequently Asked Questions:
Arterial/Hub Bus Stop Information:
Some Pinellas County Schools arterial (hub) bus stops are changing for the new school year. This change only affects middle and high school students who are attending a District Application Program outside of their school zone. Starting July 24, you can check your child's transportation information in Focus at focus.pcsb.org. Parents will also receive bus information from the district by mail.
When you log into Focus, you may receive a notification to fill out your Back to School forms. Learn more at www.pcsb.org/backtoschoolforms.
Safety is our top priority here at PCS and our safety team is held to a high standard of Pinellas County bylaws and policies.
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Mission Statement“To provide safe transportation for students in a timely and efficient manner”
About PCS TransportationEach year, PCS school bus drivers travel 9.1 million miles and transport approximately 25,000 students to and from school. This also includes driving nearly 3,300 extracurricular trips each year. District drivers carry up to 75 students on a ten-ton vehicle down some of Florida’s most congested roads. The district has 333 buses with approximately 297 bus drivers. We have over 75 drivers with ten years or more of safe driving records and 21 who have fifteen years or more of safe driving records.
Transportation Resource LinksPlease use these links to access pertinent information about transportation services.
- Are We There? Safety brochure 1
Are We There? Safety brochure 2
Safety brochures created by the Florida Department of Education.
- Travel to School Safety Issues
Use this link to report unsafe conditions and/or concerns for your trip to school.
- Crossing Guard Location Search
A tool to search for Crossing Guard locations.
- Sex Offender Search
A tool to access the FDLE sex offender database site.
- (NHTSA) Natl Highway Traffic Safety Admin
The site for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Policies & Procedures Links
- Policy 8600
School Board Policy that governs school transportation in Pinellas County. Policy 8600 can be found in the District Bylaws and Polices Manual
- Florida Rule 6A-3
Basic principles of student transportation.
- Florida D.O.E. Transportation
Provides leadership, assistance, and training for school districts and other clients to ensure safe and efficient transportation of Florida's public school students.
- The Safe Driver Plan 8600.01
The purpose of the Safe Driver Plan is to establish a policy that promotes safe driving practices for Pinellas County Schools Transportation. The Safe Driver Plan 8600.01 can be found in the District Bylaws and Polices Manual.
- Florida Statute 1006
Statute that governs school based transportation in the state of Florida.
Transportation News Links
- School Bus Fleet
Info about the school bus industry
- School Bus Facts
Learn the facts and play it safe
- (FAPT) Florida Assn. for Pupil Transportation
Florida State Associations for Pupil Transportation.
- (NAPT) National Assn for Pupil Transportation
National Associations for Pupil Transportation.
School Bus Safety Tips Video