Bernadette Cormier, Manager Riding the Bus FAQ
Ruby Taylor, Clerical specialist
1314 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: (510) 644-6182
Fax: (510) 644-4523
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Since 1965 Berkeley has been operating bus service for Berkeley’s public school children. Steeped in history and renowned for its attention to safety and environmental concerns, BUSD’s Transportation program serves thousands of children every year.
Hundreds of students ride these buses each day in Berkeley. For many of our students their school day begins and ends on the school bus. Whether on their way to school, on a field trip, or on their way home, the school bus drivers in Berkeley take great pride in transporting their precious cargo.
The Transportation Department is under the auspices of the Business Services Division. Home-to-school bus transportation is provided within their attendance zones to all elementary school children who live beyond the one-and-a-half-mile walking distance. It is also provided to certain special education and Limited English Proficient students. Parents who wish to enroll their children in a school outside of their attendance zone must provide their own transportation. The district does not provide transportation for general education students in middle or high schools.