They asked that parents of students at Gainesville High School, Gainesville Middle School and the system's five elementary schools take their children to school or make other arrangements for them to get to class.
Students unable to get to school were given excused absences.
After inspecting the remaining buses, school officials decided to run the afternoon routes.
"Our drivers were so committed to seeing the children this afternoon to say, 'happy last day of school' and 'goodbye'," said school superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "We're taking what we have and getting out there."
Dyer valued the destroyed buses at $60,000 to $70,000 each.
A $10,000 reward has been posted for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the incident.