The Somerset County Public Schools Transportation Department is responsible for the safe, efficient and timely transportation of over 85% of the students attending Somerset County Public Schools (SCPS). Free school bus transportation is provided to and from school to all pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, regardless of distance, to all elementary school students living beyond a one-mile walking distance and to all intermediate and high school students living beyond one and one-half mile miles walking distance from their respective schools.

We operate with 28 bus contractors, 32 bus routes, and two boat contracts safely delivering students to and from ten different schools. Our annual mileage exceeds 800,000 miles, covering 320 square miles, excluding extra-curricular and field trips and summer school.

The Somerset County Public School Board Policy 200-18 outlines guidelines and eligibility for pupil transportation and Policy Implementation Procedures 200-18.1 provides additional information about how the transportation policy is administered.

Assigning students to a specific route and bus stop will address critical safety needs/ concerns for students who ride SCPS buses. This will also allow school leaders to better communicate and serve families when a delay or other changes in services are encountered.

Route Vacancies

Bus route vacancies are posted below. Please contact the Transportation Department at Somerset County Public Schools at 410-651-1616, or stop by the Board of Education office to obtain an application.




Serves Princess Anne Elementary (PAES), Greenwood Elementary (GES) Somerset Intermediate School (SIS) Washington Academy & High School (WAHS) and Somerset County Technical High School (SCTHS)


ROUTE STATISTICS:           Approximately 80 daily miles and 6 hours


QUALIFICATIONS:             Applicants must possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with “P” (Passenger) and “S” (School Bus) endorsements and Air Brakes if the bus is so equipped.  In addition, applicants must present with their application, prior to the deadline, a letter of credit from a lending institution (Bank, Savings & Loan, Credit Union, etc.) to demonstrate ability to purchase a bus, three letters of reference and a current copy of your official driving record.


                                                **Must have 2 years driving experience with Somerset County

                                                 Public Schools and be a resident of Somerset County.


Applications must be received by the Transportation Department by the close of business (4:30 PM) March 08, 2024.   Applications should be delivered in an envelope marked: Route #36 Contract Application and send to:


Transportation Department

Somerset County Public Schools

7982-A Tawes Campus Drive

Westover, Md. 21871


Applications may be obtained by calling the Transportation office at 410-651-1616 or by stopping by the Board of Education Office at the above address.  The Somerset County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.


Mr. Michael Bartemy
Supervisor of Transportation
Send Email to Michael Bartemy
(410) 621-6227