[Updated: June 25, 2024]

Starkville Oktibbeha School District continually strives to manage student bus transportation effectively and efficiently, and our transportation staff takes pride in being an integral part of your child's daily school experience. Please review the following information about bus transportation for the 2024-2025 school year.

ELEMENTARY: 6:00am pick-up & drop-off by 4:15pm
SECONDARY: 7:00am pick-up & drop-off by 5:15pm
*times are approximate


  • Students must have a completed online registration form and must be designated as a bus rider to be assigned to bus route to ride the bus during the first week of school. The deadline to complete online registration for bus transportation service for the first week of the 2024-2025 school year is July 12. 
  • To register your child for school, go to  If you need assistance registering or designating your child as a bus rider, contact your child's school.  
  • Bus changes are ONLY allowed for a change of address.  A change of address requires two new proofs of residency documentation. To make a change to your child's address please contact your child's school and speak with the Registrar. 
  • Any transportation change to car rider must be received in writing no later than one hour before dismissal.


Sign up for Remind Text Alerts for Bus Transportation!

Elementary Bus Transportation: Text @socsdk-5 to 81010 
Click here to download instructions for getting Elementary transportation push notifications on your smart phone. (PDF)

Secondary Bus Transportation:  Text @socsd6-12 to 81010
Click here to download instructions for getting Secondary transportation push notifications on your smart phone. (PDF)


A bus shuttle service will be provided to the MSU Campus for students who need it. In addition bus shuttle service between SOSD campuses is available for district employees. Shuttle riders should not list themselves as bus riders during the school registration process. To sign up for the Bus Shuttle Service, please contact the Transportation Department at 662.324.4190

MSU Campus Shuttle:  Bus 96
The District offers three stops to the MSU campus: 
1. Sanderson Center
2. Vet school shuttle stop
5. Dorman Hall

There will NOT be bus service to the MSU campus from Partnership Middle School except during inclement weather.

Employee Shuttle: Bus 96
If you are an employee of the SOCSD, and your child needs bus transportation from one school to another, the District will provide bus service which is often referred to as the employee shuttle.