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School buses lined up at the bus depot

Despite PAUSD’s best efforts to fill the open bus driver positions, we regret to inform you that PAUSD will not be able to resume transportation services for Stanford West and Los Altos Hills (routes J and Z) for the 2022-2023 Fall Semester. These are the routes that serve Nixon Elementary, Ellen Fletcher Middle School, and Gunn High School.

PAUSD continues to focus efforts on its driver recruitment campaign to attract, train, certify, and hire additional school bus drivers. 

Please share the information regarding PAUSD’s free school bus driver training program with anyone who may be interested. If you are, or know of, a certified school bus driver, you may apply for a position at PAUSD School Bus Driver Application.

Consideration will be given to resume our Routes 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 6/14/22

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.