The goal of the Transportation Department is to provide transportation to all eligible school district students in a safe, efficient and timely manner in compliance with federal, state, local guidelines. 

Dispatch Hours 

5:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Director - Willie Hills   863-471-5763

Data Analyst

Clerk IV

Clerk II


Area Supervisors

Mechanic V - Head Mechanics

Mechanic IV

~ General Information ~

~ School Bus Info, Safety & Guidelines ~

Policies and Procedures Links

School Board Policy that governs school transportation in Highlands County. Policy 8600 can be found in the District Policy Manual

Statute that governs school based transportation in the state of Florida.

~ Bus Routes ~

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that during the first few weeks of school you may experience a high number of bus delays. The delays are common due to the verification that students are getting on and off at their assigned bus stop and route changes. The routes should stabilize two to three weeks after the beginning of school. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

To identify the schools assigned to your residential address, as well as a bus number, designated stop, pick-up and drop-off time and route for the School Year:

** Note:  Transportation will only release kindergarten students at their assigned bus stop, to an authorized adult with proper identification ... otherwise, they will be returned to the school.