Transportation is provided for all West Bloomfield Schools resident students living more than 1 mile from their school of attendance. 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. Please contact our office is your child’s bus is delayed by more than 10 minutes. 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.
- Student Transportation Handbook
- Transportation Request In-District - 2019-20
- Transportation Request Out-of-District - 2019-20
Durham School Services, West Bloomfield
3340 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48324
Phone: (248) 865-3680
Fax: (248) 865-3681
Lynne Robertson, General Manager
West Bloomfield needs bus drivers! Drive the schools your children attend!
Training provided - No experience necessary - Part-time position.
Starting wage is $17.00 per hour. Call transportation at 248-865-3680 if interested.
Durham School Services West Bloomfield is always striving to improve customer service and community relations. We have recently implemented a notification system called "Remind" that will allow parents to receive alerts via text message, or email in regards to transportation. This application will notify parents when buses are running more than ten minutes late due to traffic, weather or unforeseen events. Notifications will be sent to all registered contacts. If you receive an alert that does not pertain to your student's bus route, please disregard the message. Please follow the instructions to receive alerts from Durham/West Bloomfield Transportation. If you have questions, please contact the Transportation office at 248-865-3680.
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 the 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.