The side of school bus that reads Northshore School District No. 417

Northshore School District's 150 drivers proudly transport 17,000 students to and from school on a daily basis. Transportation covers approximately 1.5 million miles in buses and 150,000 miles in cars and vans each year.

Please read the Transportation News & Updates section below for the latest important information regarding transportation.

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News & Updates

2018-19 Bus Stop Information

Bus stop information for the 2018-19 school year is now available.

For information on the Music Program and Transportation, please see Transportation Options.

Riding Home with a Friend (Bus Passes)

Load counts on buses can not be assessed until all eligible riders have had the opportunity to ride their bus. Due to programs, such as elementary band, starting in October it is necessary to wait to evaluate available seats. Student enrollment has also increased which puts school buses at or close to capacity.

Therefore, Bus Passes will not be approved for the first month and a half of school until we are able to properly assess available seats. 

After mid-October please contact your school to inquire about available daily bus passes. If your school indicates there is room for your student supply the school office with a parent-signed note.

It must include the following information:

  • Name of school
  • Date pass is to be effective
  • Bus number
  • First and last name of the student
  • Address of where the student is disembarking the bus (established stop)
  • Indicate duration (today only, or a specific period of dates)Parent signature
  • Open dated passes are not allowed.

The pass will be issued by the office and must be handed to the driver when boarding the bus.


Transportation Contacts

Student Management, Bus Stop & Student Safety, Driver Concerns

Basic Education

Susan Rembold


Special Needs

Maureen Polcuch


Dispatching & Routing

Special Needs

Melanie Nelson


Basic Education

Susan Rembold


Activity Bus & Field Trip Coordinator

Melanie Nelson


Office Manager

Bobbie Wood


Department Manager

Connie Noll

Transportation Manager

Contact Us

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21325 20th Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021 

Lost Items

School Bus drivers check the bus for lost items after every school. Occasionally, items are kept aboard the bus for return to the owner that afternoon or the next school day. If an item is not claimed, it is turned in to the school office. Items are not kept at the Transportation Department. If you have a question about lost and found items, please check with your driver or school office.