Transportation News

Transportation Updates for  Schools:

Bell Times Change Request Procedure for School Principals 

The Bell Time Modification Change Request window has closed for the 2016-2017 school year and the Transportation Department is currently reviewing all the submissions. If you submitted a request, please see the below timing for this year’s review process.

 Activity                                                Timing
Feedback Period with Schools:     February 19-24
Final Review:                                    February 29-March 4
Notifications to Schools:                March 14-18
Final Routes for
External Communication:                July 2016


Due to a substantial increase in bell time requests, the Transportation Department has established a priority review process to guide approval decisions. The priority review process is designed to ensure all requests are considered based on available resources, goals of the district and the ability to provide excellent customer service. If you have questions, please contact Nicole Portee at:


Transportation Updates for Parents:   

Route Assignments | Exception Form | DPS Parent Portal | FAQs| Bus Bulletin

New Weather Delay Schedule for Identified Schools:

 In an effort to increase student safety during the winter months, Denver Public Schools (DPS) Transportation Services is introducing a new Weather Delay Schedule for identified schools. The new schedule will delay the bell times of schools starting at or after 8:30 a.m. by one hour. For example, a school with a normal bell time of 8:30 a.m. would start at 9:30 a.m. under the new Weather Delay Schedule. Schools starting prior to 8:30 a.m. would not be affected.  For more information please visit:

SchoolChoice & Transportation:

The school choice enrollment process allows for you to choose a school each year. The Choice and Enrollment office manages this process.  The school choice process does not impact the Transportation policy. Transportation is provided according to district policy EEAA. For more information, click here


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