General Information - Student Transportation Program

  • If you received your application with a wait-list number, you will be notifed by email when a spot becomes available.

    If you have other transportation questions, you can email

    Steps for Bus Pass Application:

    #1 Form submission:

    First fill out the application form below for the appropriate school (one form per student). Submit the form online.

    #2 Check status in email:

    You will get a copy of your form back to you on email. At the bottom of the form, it will either say that you are waitlisted or you can provide payment. 

    #3 If you are Wait listed:

    Wait for the form to come back to you with a note at the bottom to request for payment. 

    #4 Payment for bus pass

    See Payment and Bus pass collection section below. 


    For Bus Schedules, click here: CUSD BUS STOP SCHEDULES 2019-2020


    Payment and bus pass collection:

    If you are making your payment by credit card, you may use the PayPal link to the right. Checks can be brought in person to Business Services.  No cash please.

    Payments in person and bus pass collection will be available at the Business Services office from 1pm - 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). 

    Wait list information:

    If you are on the wait list, you will be notified when a spot opens up and you can provide payment and collect your bus pass after this notification. 

    New applicants:

    For those who have not yet done their general education bus transportation application for the 2019-2020 school year, you can apply below and your application will be placed after the lottery results. 

    If you have additional questions, please email BUSFORFEE@CUSDK8.ORG
    Bus Application Forms for the 2019-2020 School Year

    The District provides safe transportation for the following students:

    • Students in Special Education -
      • To report your student's absence for the day, please contact Transportation at (408) 252-3000 ext. 61386 or ext. 61389 
      • To submit your Transportation Request form or make changes to the pick-up/drop-off location, please contact Student Support Services at (408) 252-300, ext. 61130
      • Note: Transportation must be documented in a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) 
    • Limited fee-based transportation to these four elementary schools only for neighborhood students residing on the opposite side of a major thoroughfare - De Vargas, Eisenhower, Montclaire, and Stevens Creek.  (See list of qualified residence addresses under Fee-Based Transportation-Elementary content tab.)
    • Limited fee-based transportation for students who live in the Stocklmeir Elementary School attendance area and attend Cupertino Middle School.  (See list of qualified residence addresses under Transportation for Cupertino Middle School content tab.)  This service is offered as an effort to eliminate traffic in and around CMS.
    • District Field Trips
    • Field Trips for Outside Entities  


    Free or Reduced-Fee Transportation:  The transportation program follows the same guidelines as the free/reduced-fee meal program administered by the District's Student Nutrition Services Department (SNS).  For qualified students, the price of a bus pass may be free or offered at a 25% discount.  Students must apply on a yearly basis.  Click here to view the informational flyer for free/reduced-fee bus passes.  For more information or to apply, please visit the SNS website (click hereor visit the SNS office at the District Operations Center, 10301 Vista Drive in Cupertino.  Office hours are Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

    For those who qualify for reduced rate transportation, credit card payments can be made HERE


    Click for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


    For information or concerns not addressed by visiting the District website, please email   Parents may also call the CMS Bus Information Line at (408) 252-3000 x61-470, or the Bus Information Line for DeVargas, Eisenhower, Montclaire and Stevens Creek at x61-469 where information is updated throughout the school year.


    Please note the application process, transportation options, bus stops and pricing for the limited fee-based transportation program for De Vargas, Montclaire, Eisenhower, Stevens Creek and Cupertino Middle schools are subject to change.  For transportation options outside of the District, families may contact the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) at or call 408-321-2300/800-894-9908. 



  • Payment by credit card can be done here only AFTER you recieve your application form by email with the statement "Provide payment within 5 business days"


2019/20 - Bus For Fee Transportation
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