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 to employees only, the District will consider annually, on a case-by-case basis, providing transportation for students of employees who don't attend their school of residence under choice, intra-district transfer, or non-resident options and therefore do not qualify for regular transportation, on a space-available basis. This option is not available to students attending their assigned school of residents who reside within the established walk zone area.
Since we are maximizing the use of each bus to conserve funds for instructional programs, Space Available will be very limited, and APPROVAL IS NOT GUARANTEED.
Space Available applications must be completed and submitted annually for each student.
Our goal is to evaluate and make notifications for the start of the school year; however, circumstances on an individual route may require additional time to determine that space is available. If this is required, a decision will be made not later than the first week of October. Requests for newly enrolled students, outside these dates, will be reviewed within 30 days of receipt of the application by the Transportation Department.
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.