BUS ROUTE IMPACT NOTIFICATIONS SYSTEM 23-24

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE EMAIL/TEXT ALERTS OF BUS ROUTE IMPACTS

As part of our ongoing effort to keep families and the community updated on impacts to bus route operations, Anne Arundel County Public Schools offers email and text message notifications of disruptions to student bus service.

 

To subscribe to that free service, log on to www.aacps.org/busnotifications.

 

The system provides email and text message notifications in either English or Spanish to those who register. Users are asked to provide the bus number and school for which they wish to receive the notification. 


Users can sign up to receive multiple notifications and will be asked to confirm registrations through the email address or phone number they utilize. One registration will need to be done for each bus/school combination.


Messages will be sent at 7:30 p.m. the night before a school day to alert users of delays and cancellations for the following school day. Messages will also be sent beginning at 6 a.m. on each school day and periodically through 8:45 a.m. as updates are entered from bus contractors.

 

Users will receive one message per delay or cancellation and will receive an additional message if there is a change in that bus’ status. Between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on each school day, messages will be sent to users to remind them of afternoon-only impacts to bus routes.

 

Impacts to routes will also continue to be listed through the disruptions link above on this page. Except in extreme circumstances, no other messaging is planned.

 

While AACPS has made significant strides in addressing the number of bus driver vacancies across the school system, the work of building a bench of substitute drivers in the face of an ongoing driver shortage continues, and in some cases illness or other driver absences will result in bus routes not running on a given day.

 

If you have questions about specific buses not involving the notification system, please call the Transportation Office at 410-923-7890 or email transportation@aacps.org

A full listing of 2023-2024 hours for all schools can be found here.

A tool to help families determine the schools of attendance for their students and whether those students are eligible for bus transportation is available here.