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School buses lined up at the bus depot

It is with utmost regret,to inform that PAUSD will not resume transportation services for Stanford and Los Altos Hill (route J and Z) to Nixon Elementary, Elle Fletcher Middle School, and Gunn High School for the 2021-2022 Spring Semester.

The suspension in service is still necessary due to PAUSD’s critical need for certified
school bus drivers. Finding school bus drivers still is a longstanding challenge not only
for Palo Alto Unified but nationwide.

PAUSD continues to focus efforts on its driver recruitment campaign to attract, train, certify, and hire additional school bus drivers. Accordingly, please share the details about PAUSD's free school bus driver training with anyone interested. If you are, or know a certified school bus driver, please share the link to apply for available permanent positions. PAUSD offers competitive pay and benefits.

Finally, consideration will be given to resume our Route J and Z service as our bus driver staffing allows. If you have any questions or concerns, please use Let's Talk to reach our staff.

Updated 12/07/21

Palo Unified School District, Palo Alto PTA and the City of Palo Alto are committed to creating and sustaining a community partnership to reduce risks to students and encourage more families to walk, bike and use other alternatives to driving. More information is available on City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School.

RIDES for Bay Area Commuters has created an online School Pool Request to match PAUSD families who would like to form a carpool, walkpool, or bike pool.

If you have any questions please contact the Transportation Department at (650) 329-3982.