Walkers & Riders
Transportation will be furnished to all elementary
pupils who live more than three-quarter (.75) of a mile
from the school they are required to attend; for middle
school pupils, the limit shall be in excess of one and
one-half (1-1/2) miles; for high school pupils, the
limit shall be in excess of two (2) miles. Measurements,
for purposes of this policy, will be done by establishing
the most direct route between student residences and
schools as measured electronically by computer routing.
Transportation shall be furnished for shorter distance
if, in the opinion of the Superintendent, the road is
unreasonably hazardous relative to the age of the child
This policy does not apply for those students assigned
transportation as part of their Individualized Education
Nothing in this policy is intended to limit the Board's
authority in the future to eliminate furnishing transportation
to students as may be permitted by law.
In the event of any dispute over the proper application
of this policy, the Board's decision shall be final.
Walkers and Riders Procedures
I. REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF BUS ASSIGNMENT - Grades
6 - 10 ONLY
- Students are assigned to bus routes by the transportation
- No student is permitted to change his/her bus or
stop assignment unless he/she has written permission.
- Permission to ride another bus or change stops may
be granted provided:
a) no unscheduled stop will be required.
b) there is space available on the bus.
c) a discipline problem will not develop.
d) the purpose of the change conforms to the State
adopted rules and regulations.
e) a request form is submitted and approved.
- Parents must fill out a form at the school requesting
a change of bus assignment.
- Students who are eligible bus riders may ride a
bus to and from a sitter based on seat availability.
Regular eligible riders will be given first priority.
- Students must get on at the same stop every morning.
Students must get off at the same stop every afternoon.
The morning and afternoon stops may differ, but both
must remain consistent every day. The parent is responsible
for transporting to and from the scheduled stops.
- Students may cross district boundaries to and from
a sitter as long as the arrangements meet all policy
provisions as outlined in 1 - 6 above.
II. TEMPORARY BUS PERMIT PROCEDURE:
- Temporary bus permits will be issued to eligible
bus riders only.
- Riders must remain on their assigned bus. They may
utilize another established bus stop on their assigned
bus provided written authorization has been secured
from the parent and the principal and presented to
the driver on a Temporary Bus Permit form when the
student boards the bus.
III. BABYSITTER PROCEDURES - Grades K-5 ONLY
This procedure is designed to phase in over the 1999/2000,
2000/2001 and 2001/2002 school years. A review committee
will be established by the Business Manager for the
purpose of annually reviewing this procedure by the
thirtieth of January of each appropriate year. If
the committee finds that this procedure and its companion
policy are not acceptable, an alternate policy/procedure
will be proposed.
Students will be transported from babysitters
under the following conditions:
- Babysitters and parents must sign the appropriate
affidavit located on the
Request for Change of Bus Assignment form.
- Both sides of this form must be completed.
- The affidavit shall establish the true identity
of the babysitter and his/her residence. The affidavit
must be sworn and executed before a Notary and on
file prior to bus assignment. For the first semester
the deadline is June 30, the second semester is December
- Shared parenting arrangements will be recognized
per court orders.
- This service is provided for one school year only.
Parents who wish to participate must complete the
appropriate paperwork and meet established deadlines
as are established above annually.