PUSD families receiving transportation for fee services:
As you are aware, Superintendent Dr. Marian Kim Phelps announced our plan to reopen secondary schools for on-campus learning during the week of March 15th. Our middle and high schools will reopen with two days a week of on-compass learning and two days of virtual learning in A & B cohorts. On Fridays, all secondary schools will engage in asynchronous learning.
Please note that due to schedule variances from the pre-pandemic three tiered bell schedule, some middle school bus routes may arrive at school sites up to 20 minutes prior to the first AM bell, or depart school sites up to 60 minutes after the final PM bell. Please review your students school bus schedule for accurate times which may deviate from previously expected timelines.
School Bus route schedules are now available on-line at Bus Schedules by School Site. All students eligible for a school bus pass will receive a District notification.
Current School Year Online School Bus Pass
application and payment - suspended until further notice
CLICK HERE or the school bus above to start the process
You will need your PUSD parent username to apply and pay online. Assistance Needed to Access PUSD Online Information? - Please email the PUSD Help Desk for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org
. For all other fee or general transportation questions call the Transportation Department: 858 679-2636.
Our mission is to safely transport passengers in an efficient manner to and from all learning experiences. To fulfill our mission we will provide professionally trained experienced employees, using quality well-maintained vehicles and staying current with all laws and safety standards. Fundamental to our mission are effective communications, teamwork, professional and progressive attitudes, openness to change and mutual respect for all.
Because the State of California has ruled that transportation for regular education students is not an integral part of the education process and therefore does not fully reimburse school districts for this expense, the Poway Unified School District offers transportation services for regular education students on a fee basis only. The current charge for a full year-round trip bus pass is $625. Semester-only passes are available at a reduced fee. Over the past 20 years, the parents of our District have contributed a total of more than $20 million to ensure that they continue to have access to home-to-school transportation for regular education students.
Bus pass application notices are mailed to the parents of known eligible students mid-summer to prepare for the upcoming school year. Applications are processed and bus passes are issued in time for school to start at the end of August.
An Adobe Acrobat version of the current bus pass application is available on this web site. Parents may print the application at home and mail it to our office.
Any questions about eligibility for transportation services or bus pass processing should be directed to either the transportation representative at your child's school or to the Fees for Transportation Services Coordinator at 858-748-0010 extension 2061.