Bus Delays

Need to know if your bus is running late? Check out our Bus Delays page for more information.

Transportation Call Center

Contact our new transportation call center at 863-534-7300 for questions about school bus assignments, bus stops, bus delays and more. The call center is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 23.

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About Transportation

The Transportation Operations department serves 121 schools, safely and efficiently transporting approximately 50,000 students to and from school each day. With a fleet of 511 school buses using approximately 2,700 bus routes and 9,200 bus stops, our drivers travel approximately 61,000 miles per day for a total of approximately 10,920,000 miles per school year, which equates to driving around the equator of the earth a little more than two times every day of the school year.

2019-2020 Bell Schedule Changes

Polk County Public Schools is committed to providing safe, reliable bus transportation to its students. To better ensure its buses run on time, the school district will be making a 15-minute adjustment to the start and end times at the schools listed below for the 2019-2020 school year.

The following start and end times will go into effect at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year:

7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

James W. Sikes Elementary

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bartow Elementary Academy

Lawton Chiles Middle Academy

R. Bruce Wagner Elementary

Rosabelle W. Blake Academy

Union Academy

Winston Academy of Engineering

8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Chain of Lakes Elementary

Dr. N. E. Roberts Elementary

Dundee Elementary

Elbert Elementary

Frank E. Brigham Academy

Griffin Elementary

Roosevelt Academy

8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Victory Ridge Academy

8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Karen M. Siegel Academy

9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Sleepy Hill Middle

Lake Alfred Polytech Academy

Stambaugh Middle