COVID Safety Measures

The district will follow FDOH guidelines for mitigating COVID-19 in schools

The safety of our drivers, aids and students is our top priority. We are following the CDC Guidelines to the best extent possible with the measures we have put into place.

 

2021-2022 School Year

Find My Bus Route

All bus stop information is subject to change and is updated daily to show current, bus routes, bus stops, and stop times. Please check for changes frequently.

All bus stops are assigned to be walking distance from your home, with the exception of a community bus stop. Community bus stops are based on magnet/alternate education/program schools and are designed to bring as many students as possible to one location to transport the children to and from school.

The Transportation Department does not employ crossing guards. You may contact your local county/city office to request a crossing guard at bus stops that may be located near a busy intersection.

The Transportation Department is not able to make address changes.

Please update your address with your student’s school or with the student assignment office. Please allow up to 3-5 business days for a route to assigned once we receive your address change.

Here Comes the Bus

St. Lucie Public Schools is excited to announce the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled, Here Comes the Bus.

Here Comes the Bus allows you to view the real-time location of your children’s school bus on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
 
To sign up or to learn more about Here Comes the Bus, visit https://herecomesthebus.com/parents/.
Should you have any questions, please contact wheresmybus@stlucieschools.org
 
If you need to contact Here Comes the Bus’ customer support (hctb@synoviasolutions.com), please provide the following information:
  • Your first name and last name
  • School Code: 77914
  • Email address used for your Here Comes the Bus account
  • Best number to reach you
  • Your child’s last name and student ID #
  • Description of the problem

Our Mission

Our core mission is to transport our children to and from their centers of learning in a safe, timely, efficient and academically supportive manner. We are the first step in our children’s educational journey. St. Lucie School Transportation ranks 15th in Florida in the number of children transported and 12th in the number of miles run each year. We run the 75th largest fleet in the nation. We serve the district from two terminals, North County Compound (NCC) and South County Compound (SCC). Each terminal has supervisory staff and dispatchers covering each shift and routing personnel to serve parents and students. All buses are equipped with two way radios and are monitored by on board cameras and satellite tracking devices. Bus routing is accomplished through a computer database with a map based road network designed to optimize bus efficiency. Bus stops are located to be in the safest, most central position for all eligible riders. All stops are located according to state and district guidelines with safety, timeliness and efficiency in mind.

Yellow school bus transportation is the safest, most economical and friendly method of transporting Florida’s school children. Every day Florida parents send almost a million of their children to a local school bus stop… with peace of mind.

School bus drivers are required by law to receive more training than any other driver in the State. A School bus driver receives training in student management and first aid. A school bus driver’s background is checked by the Department of Justice and/or the FBI prior to receiving a license to drive a school bus.

School bus stops are strictly regulated by laws. Procedures to load and unload the students are also regulated by laws.

School bus drivers are regulated by hundreds of additional laws governing the operation and maintenance of a school bus. School Bus drivers receive so much original and continual training, that a school bus driver can legally drive any bus on the roadways.

The accident and injury rate of yellow school buses in the United States makes the Yellow School Bus the safest ride in America!

We are Hiring!

Bus Drivers – Starting at $13/hour

Bus Aides – Starting at $8.65/hour

We Train You!!

Upcoming Driver Classes: Sep 20-24 and Oct 18-22

Requirements:

  • Have a clean driving record of 5 years
  • Pass the DMV written CDL exam with Passenger/School Bus/Air Brake Endorsement
  • Attend and pass the Transportation Training program (includes classroom and on the road training)
  • Pass Background Check, Drug Test & Physical
  • Minimum required training is 40 hours
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Contact Information

  • North Transportation Complex
  • 601 S. 29th St. Fort Pierce, Fl. 34947
  • Phone: (772) 204-RIDE (7433)
  • Fax: (772) 468-5122
  • South Transportation Complex
  • 325 N.W. Commerce Park Dr. Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986
  • Phone: (772) 204-RIDE (7433)
  • Fax: (772) 785-6624

Questions or Comments?

According to the last National Safety Council findings, Yellow School buses are:

172

times safer than your family automobile

8

times safer than flying

8

times safer than a passenger train

4

times safer than transit or intercity buses

Take a Look INSIDE a Bus!