The staffers of the Transportation Department's Phone Bank are ready to man the phones and answer your school bus transportation questions. For assistance please dial 941.782.1287 between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm daily.
Many of your questions can also be answered on our website by clicking here.
School District of Manatee County Bus-Riding Families:
SDMC is now offering the WheresTheBusTM app to provide you with timely information about the location of your child’s bus, including when it will arrive at your stop.
The WheresTheBusTM app is free to SDMC families whose children ride the bus. The app is available on any device with Internet access (smartphone, tablet, personal computer, iPod)—and takes less than five minutes to install. Brief instructions are below, and detailed instructions follow.
At SDMC, our transportation team is committed to providing you with the best service. We hope your WheresTheBusTM parent app makes your household’s bus riding experience even more safe and convenient. If you have any questions about bus transportation, please call (941) 782-1BUS (1287).
Director of Transportation
To sign up:
- Go to WheresTheBus.com.
- On the Parent tab, click “Set up account”.
- Select “Manatee County, FL” from the drop-down button.
- Click Add Student, then enter Student Last Name and ID #, then Save.
- Next proceed to create your account.
- Download and App instructions will be automatically e-mailed to you after creating your account.
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“Safety, security and on-time performance is our 'Commitment to Excellence' to all stakeholders of the School District of Manatee County.”