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Parent Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible for transportation?

In order to be eligible for school bus transportation, a student must be legally enrolled in a District school and have his/her permanent residence 1 mile or ...more

Whom should I call if the bus does not arrive on time?

After ten (10) minutes you should call the school or the transportation department at (850) 469-5591/5490.

What information should I have ready when I call?

You should know your child's bus number as well as the school, child's name, and stop location.

What are the hours of operation at Transportation?

The dispatch area is staffed from 5am until 6pm on school days. Scheduling, administration, safety, and training are available from 7am until 4pm.

Will my child have the same driver every day?

Your child may have different drivers for the AM, mid-day, and PM routes. This is necessary since most drivers provide service for at least two trips ...more

Can the driver stop at my house to pick up or drop off my child?

Only certain students, whose needs are addressed through ESE, are eligible for curbside service. This service is typically restricted ...more

Can I require that my child only be released to me at the bus stop?

Only certain designated students, whose needs are addressed through an IEP or 504 plan, are eligible for "must be met" service (see ...more

To whom should I report my address or telephone number change?

The school should be contacted as soon as possible with address or telephone number change information. Once they have properly recorded ...more

Why is the bus late and why wasn't I called?

Some of the situations that could cause lateness include traffic, road closures, weather, vehicle breakdowns or a late prior route. Since we operate ...more

How will I be notified of a change to my child's stop time (or stop location)?

The Transportation Department prints a TS (transported student) form every time a student's stop assignment or time ...more

I got home late (in PM) and I cannot find my child. The school is closed (no answer). What do I do? [ top ]

A call to the transportation department is usually the best option in these circumstances. "Mus ...more

I have a question regarding a bus stop location or pick up/drop time. Who should I call?

Please contact your school first. Each site has a transportation liaison responsible for coordinating service ...more

If my child uses a wheelchair what do I need to know?

Wheelchairs are transported on Escambia School District school buses in a forward facing position. If it is possible for your child to transfer to ...more

If my child uses a car seat on a school bus, what do I need to know?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued guidelines regarding the safe transportation of this age ...more

Where is the lost & found for the buses?

Have your student ask the driver about items left on the school bus.

Is my child eligible for transportation to school?

School district policy and Florida Statutes determine who is eligible for transportation according to the distance from which they live from their ...more

Do students who are enrolled in a school other than their neighborhood school receive transportation?

Students who enroll into a school other than their neighborhood school under "choice enrollment" ...more

Do Escambia school buses have seat belts?

School bus transportation is the safest mode of ground transportation in the United States. It is 172 times safer to be in a school bus than it is in a ...more

How can I help ensure that my child will not miss the school bus?

Have your child arrive at the bus stop five (5) minutes before their scheduled pick up time and be waiting, outside, in plain view of ...more

I believe my child's walk to the bus stop (or school) is hazardous. Can I change the location of my stop?

Florida Statute 1006.23 Hazardous Walking Conditions


Useful documents pertaining to student transportation

For Escambia District School Board Rules governing school bus transportation, click HERE.

For Florida Statutes governing school bus transportation, click HERE.

For Florida School Board Rules governing school bus transportation, click HERE.