Transportation is provided for all West Bloomfield School District elementary resident students. The Middle School and High School students have a 1-mile walk area. Safe, efficient, and friendly service is our goal and we will strive every day to accomplish this.
We will do our best to arrive at your child’s bus stop on time. There may be delays due to road conditions or heavy traffic. All buses are equipped with 2-way radios and we are able to contact your child’s driver, as needed.
Students should arrive at their bus stop 10 minutes prior to pick-up time to allow for weather and traffic variances. Remind your child to wait at a safe location away from traffic and vehicles. We encourage all parents to review the Transportation Handbook with your children. See below to access the Transportation Handbook.
Shuttle service will be available in certain areas. If you reside in a walk area, live outside the District, or live outside the attendance area of your school and would like to ride a shuttle, please complete the form below. It must be signed by your building principal and will be forwarded to the Transportation Department. You will be contacted when a seat is available on a shuttle.
- In-District Transportation Exception Request
- Out of District Shuttle Request
- Student Transportation Handbook
Durham School Services, West Bloomfield
3340 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48324
Phone: (248) 865-3680
Fax: (248) 865-3681
Jake Sutton, General Manager
West Bloomfield needs bus drivers! Drive to the schools your children attend!
Training provided - No experience necessary - Part-time position.
Starting wage is $24 per hour with paid training. Or become a Bus Monitors - starting wage $18.20 an hour. Call transportation at (248) 865-3680 if interested.
Durham Bus Tracker
Durham Transportation is rolling out a new bus tracking app for West Bloomfield families. The Bus Tracker app is available for iOS, Android and web and allows families to track their student(s) bus along its route, to and from school. Families will need to have their student(s) ID numbers which are available in PowerSchool in order to log into the app and create an account.
As a safety protocol, the Bus Tracker app will only allow families to see their student(s) bus route(s) only.
If you have any questions, please consult the Bus Tracker instructions and visit the Bus Tracker webpage on the Durham Transportation website for more information and to download the app.
Safety Rules & Regulations
Nationwide, nearly 24 million students ride on a school bus every day and while school buses have consistently proven, by far, to be the safest mode of transportation for students to get to and from school, there are inherent potential dangers on and around the school bus that are not present during the rest of a student’s day at school.
Safety is the first and most important priority of every school bus transportation professional, from mechanics to administrators - and especially the school bus drivers. Safety requires a team effort from everyone, including students and parents. We encourage you to spend a few moments reviewing the information provided here with your child or children who will be riding the bus.
Please familiarize yourself with these School Bus Safety & Conduct Rules & Regulations.
Bus Safety: When to STOP, when to Proceed with Caution!
Civic Center TV’s Brooke Allen visited Durham School Services to speak with Lynne Robertson, General Manager, and Greg Campbell, Safety and Training Supervisor of Durham School Services about bus safety. Durham School Services transports thousands of West Bloomfield School District students each day. Lynne and Greg help us to understand the reasons students, parents, and other motorists need to be cautious on or near school buses.