Frequently Asked Questions

Can my student ride the bus home with a friend?

Students are required to ride his or her regular bus, but we understand that emergency situations arise from time to time. If an alternate bus route is required in an emergency, please contact your school or the Transportation Department for assistance.

 

Why is the bus not able to come down my road?

Buses require certain road specifications to be able to navigate the road in a safe manner. Some roads may not have enough students to warrant a stop other than at the end of the road. One stop is more efficient, allowing all students to get to their schools safely and on time.

 

Can my child be picked up at our house? Can a stop be added?

While picking up each student at his or her home would be an ideal situation for everyone, it is not feasible given the number of students in our district. The Transportation Department works diligently to assign the best stop locations, protecting the safety of students and drivers while maximizing district resources.

 

Will the district shuttle my students to me?

Given the number of students in our district, shuttles are an important aspect of our transportation system. Shuttles between schools are created when feasible, based on the number of students requiring transport. Unfortunately, we cannot establish shuttles to drop off at private businesses.

 

Can students exit the bus at a different stop?

To ensure the safety of students, they will only be let off at their assigned stop. If the transportation needs of your child change, please contact the Transportation Department.

 

Can students lose bus privileges?

Students are expected to maintain appropriate behavior while on the school bus. Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right. A student may have riding privileges suspended or revoked if it is determined that he or she is a distraction to the driver, a danger to others, or exhibits behavior deemed inappropriate for the audience (including language and gestures).