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No Bus Zone

Elementary School Students (including kindergartners) - less than .75 miles from home to school.

Middle School - less than 1.5 miles from home to school.

High School Students  - less than 2 miles from home to school.


Bus Passes

 2021-2022 School Year

Due to Covid-19, the approved reopening plan included the following changes to the bus pass process:

  • •    Availability of bus passes will be significantly reduced.
  • •    Several bus stops have been eliminated and or consolidated.   Please check Bus Stop list to see if your area is still served. 
  • •    Schools sites have a maximum number of riders we can accommodate, therefore bus passes will be issued on a first come first served basis. 
  • •    All riders will be required to wear a face covering (exceptions will require documentation of a qualifying condition). 
  • •    The Transportation office will be open via appointments only - No Walk-Ins will be permitted

For further information regarding Covid-19 guidelines, please visit  Transportation Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

Bus Pass Application Process

1) Complete online application for each student

Must have student ID # and active email address to submit an application.

              2021-2022 Bus Pass Application - English

              2021-2022 Bus Pass Application - Español

2) Submit payment

After receiving an approval email from Transportation, an invoice will be submitted to MySchoolBucks for credit card payments.  Please allow 8 hours for the invoice to appear.

Please Note: An account with MySchoolBucks must be created and the student's ID # linked to your account in order to view our transportation invoice.

NMUSD Transportation
Include student's name and ID # on memo line
Mailing Address: 2985 Bear Street, #D, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

3) Pick up official bus pass at the school site

The official bus pass will be sent to the school site for distribution - please allow 2  working days from time of payment.

Students who do not present their official bus pass or temporary bus pass email to the bus driver will be denied transportation.

Free/Reduced Bus Pass Requirements for Students Attending their Home School

The Transportation Department will schedule appointments to determine free or reduced bus pass approvals.  

  1. Complete the online bus pass application
  2. Complete Supplemental Income Form
  3. Provide copies of income for all members of the household as follows: 

Last year's Federal Income Tax with proof of submission and W-2 form

                        Plus any of the following documents:

  • 2 mos worth of current bank statements
  • 2 mos worth of paystubs or pension (no more than 60 days old)
  • Notice of Action Letter (Welfare, Food Stamps or Medical) no more than 6 mos old
  • Unemployment Documentation
  • State Current Disability Documentation
  • Evidence of child support

Additional documents may be requested to determine eligibility. Mail-ins are not accepted.

Contact Us

2985 Bear Street, Building D
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Bus Pass Office Hours by appointment only:
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dispatch - Bus Status


Bus Pass Fees


  • Annual Round Trip      $360
  • Annual One Way         $190
  • Semester Round Trip  $190
  • Semester One Way     $100
  • Replacement Pass    $  10

Submit a check or money order or to pay using a credit or debit card, log into your MySchoolBucks account.

Refunds are not issued.  If student has moved out of the district, contact this office.