Transportation of students to and from school is the legal responsibility of parents; however, the District does assist by providing transportation services for all students who reside within the school's attendance boundaries, bussing outside the school's established walk zone area. As an additional service, the District will consider annually, on Space Available basis. Since we are maximizing the use of each bus to conserve funds for instructional programs, Space Available will be very limited.
Space Available applications must be completed and submitted annually for each student.
At the onset of the new school year, Space Available requests will be held until an average ridership can be established for routes that have Space Available requests pending. The process to establish an average ridership typically takes four weeks. For the 2019-2020 school year, it will take up to September 15 to receive those numbers.
The criteria for approval include but are not limited to, the number of eligible students assigned to the route, the average number of students riding, the designated capacity of the vehicle, safe access to existing bus stops, and the number of requests received per route.
If your application is approved, you will be notified by the Transportation Department via email of your student's route assignment, stop location and times for pick-up and drop-off. If denied, you will be notified by the Transportation Department via email.
Approved Space Available applications are not guaranteed.
If circumstances on any particular route change during the school year and space is no longer available, as determined by the Transportation Department, you will be notified and be given five (5) school days to arrange alternative transportation for your student.
Behavioral expectations for students riding on Space Available are the same for transported students. Violations resulting in a suspension of bus privileges may result in the denial of space available transportation for the remainder of the year.