Welcome to Transportation

  • The Mission of the Transportation Department at Bakersfield City School District is to support our students' transportation needs with the goal of ongoing student success.


    The Bakersfield City School District’s Transportation Department provides transportation for more than 7,500 students daily, to a total of 44 school sites. We also provide transportation services for field trips and extracurricular activities for the students of our District, traveling more than 1.3 million miles a year! Our fleet is operated by highly qualified professional school bus drivers who are skilled in defensive driving, safety, and student management. We currently operate 96 routes, with 61 routes dedicated to specialized transportation services that may include one of our 55 valued bus monitors to assist with students' needs. BCSD fleet maintenance staff diligently maintain our fleet of 161 school buses, which are inspected annually by the California Highway Patrol.


    The Transportation Department staff appreciates your support in our efforts to provide the safest and most reliable transportation for our students.


    2024-25 Transportation Plan Feedback Survey:


    The Transportation Plan Feedback Survey has come to a close as of 5:00pm on January 26, 2024. We appreciate all the feedback we received. Thank you for participating.


    The proposed Draft 2024-25 Transportation Plan can be found by following the link, Draft 2024-25 Transportation Plan or Spanish Draft 2024-25 Transportation Plan.



    Below is the previous Transportation Plan approved for the 2022-23 & 2023-24 school years.

    Approved Transportation Plan for 2022-23 & 2023-24.

    Approved at the March 28, 2023 Board of Education Meeting.


    Become a School Bus Driver for BCSD

    School Bus Flyer

    BCSD School Bus Driver Training Process



    BCSD School Bus Driver Referral

    Bonus Program


    MOU - BETA re School Bus Driver Referral and Recruitment Bonus

    MOU - BETA re School Bus Driver Referral and Recruitment Bonus

    MOU - BETA re School Bus Driver Referral and Recruitment Bonus

    Resolution for the School Bus Driver Referral and Recruitment Bonus



Contact Information

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    • Julee Arnall
    • Assistant Director II
    • (661) 631-5880
    • arnallj@bcsd.com
  • 3.
    • Sylvia Serrano
    • Administrative Secretary II
    • (661) 631-5880
    • serranos@bcsd.com
  • 4.
    • Cydney Horath
    • School Bus Scheduler/Driver Trainer
    • (661) 631-5880
    • horathc@bcsd.com
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    • Kim Reese
    • School Bus Scheduler/Dispatcher
    • 661-631-5880
    • reeseki@bcsd.com
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    • Valerie Colbert
    • School Bus Scheduler/Dispatcher
    • 661-631-5880
    • colbertv@bcsd.com