When parents register their child at a school, they will be asked for information to set up a bus stop for their child. Students are assigned to bus stops according to the following criteria:
• Elementary grades (Pre-K-5) walking distance to a school is one-half (.5) mile or less; maximum walking distance to a bus stop is one-quarter (.25) mile.
• Only half-day kindergarten and High Five students will receive mid-day transportation.
• Middle grades (6-8) walking distance to a school is one (1) mile or less; maximum walking distance to a bus stop is onehalf (.5) mile.
Families who live outside of a school’s attendance area or in the walk zone will not receive transportation. Parents requesting a school outside of their attendance area will be required to sign a transportation waiver. Signing a waiver means parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from school on time every day. To request a waiver, please call Student Placement Services at 612.668.1840.
Students can receive transportation to a daycare address that is within the school’s busing area.
If students are enrolled prior to August 1, bus stops are established for the first day of school and bus information is mailed to homes in late August. Students enrolling after August 1 will be given a temporary bus stop for the first day of school. A permanent bus stop will be assigned within 10 days. For general transportation information, call 612.668.2300 or visit the Transportation Services website.
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