Chapter V ~ Supportive Services (Section 11)
The following regulations pertain to student transportation:
- Urban - all areas specified within the District boundaries.
- Rural - all areas outside specified District boundaries, but within the County zoning boundary.
- Eligibility for Transportation.
Following are the minimum distances for bus transportation according to area served. All stated distances are subject to change if walking would subject the students to crossing hazardous areas. The District Safety Committee shall be responsible for reviewing requests for transportation because of hazardous conditions and make recommendations to the Board. A criteria for establishing hazardous areas shall be developed by the Safety Committee and made part of administrative regulations.
- Elementary - all students living outside a one and one-fourth (11/4) mile short-path walking distance of the school in their attendance area shall be eligible for transportation.
- Junior high school - all students living outside a one and three-fourths (13/4) mile short-path walking distance of the school in their attendance area shall be eligible for transportation.
- Senior high school - all students living outside a two and one-fourth (21/4) mile short-path walking distance of the school in their attendance area shall be eligible for transportation.
- Students with disabilities - in the event that a student's disability is judged to be severe enough to interfere with participation in the regular student transportation program, the student shall receive specialized transportation to and from his home.
- Bus Stops. Bus stops shall be established by the District Transportation Advisory Committee. They shall be located only on roads which have been approved for District use by the Board of Trustees.
Cluster School Transportation
- Students assigned to cluster schools shall be transported by the District from approved bus stops. Whenever possible, these bus stops shall be established at District schools.
- Parents who wish to have their student attend a school other than the school designated for that attendance area must have the permission of both the designated school's principal and the receiving school's principal. Following such approval, the parents shall furnish transportation for their student regardless of the circumstances involved.
- In the instance where specific curriculum courses are not provided at a student's designated school, transportation may be provided to the student from his designated school to the school where those courses are scheduled.
Cross Reference - Chapter III, Section 5, Elementary School Cluster Plan; Chapter VIII, Section 4, Attendance Areas; Chapter VIII, Section 15, Health and Safety of Students; Chapter VIII, Section 19, Student Vehicles