Transportation

School Buses in a Row

2023-2024 BUS ROUTE INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2020 Performance Audit of the Okaloosa County School District

The Okaloosa County School District Transportation Department has offices in the north, central and south parts of the county to better serve our students and our schools. Our main objective is to transport students to and from school in a safe and timely manner every day. We have a fleet of 231 buses that transport over 16,000 students daily, covering three million miles in a single school year!

Besides transporting students, the Transportation Department also:

  • Provides transportation for extra-curricular activities;

  • Educates elementary students in bus safety;

  • Trains prospective drivers in commercial driver training programs;

  • Processes vehicle tags and registration for all schools and departments;

  • Issues vehicle numbers.

School Site Locator

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Want to know the address and phone number of your student's school? Enter your home address into the School Site Locator below to find your zoned schools.

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Bus Bulletin

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Get Real-Time Updates about your student's bus!

The District has begun using Bus Bulletin to send notifications to parents if there are unexpected delays or schedule changes involving a student's bus.If you would like to receive these notifications, please register at the Bus Bulletin website. For more information, view the Bus Bulletin flyer.

School Bus Safety

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School buses provide the safest form of transportation in the United States. Nationwide each school year, approximately 470,000 school buses travel 4.3 billion miles transporting 25 million students to and from school and school-related activities. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that the fatality rate for school buses is 0.2 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled as compared to 1.5 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles for cars. School bus travel is approximately 8 times safer than travel in other types of vehicles. This unparalleled safety record is largely the result of the manner in which school buses are constructed.

Helpful Links

Forms

Questions or Concerns

Jay McInnis, Program Director of Transportation
 (850) 833-3555

Ryan Gore, Program Director of Transportation
 (850) 833-3555

Robert Martin, CDL Instructor and Safety Coordinator
(850) 833-6363

Fort Walton Beach Office: (850) 833-3555

Niceville Office: (850) 833-4162

Crestview Office: (850) 689-7301