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The Board of Education establishes policy for transporting students to and from school which includes the minimum distance from school as established by State Statutes. All grade K-8 students who live more than two miles from school are automatically placed on the bus.  Bus stops and times are mailed in late August.

If a child resides less than two miles from school they may sign up for subscription busing.  Notices of eligibility for subscription busing are mailed in the spring.  This is a fee-based service. Efforts will be made to accomodate late registrants but is not guaranteed as the bus routes may not be changed.

No PreSchool pupil will be transported to school unless provided for in their IEP.  Only those entitled to ride may ride, regardless of the weather.  All middle school and some elementary school buses are equipped with cameras.

If a pupil is not to go home on the bus, parents should write a note to the teacher indicating the alternate transportation arrangements.   Bus rules do not permit a driver to make any unscheduled stops.   Buses may make as many as twenty-five stops per route, so drivers must adhere to their schedules.

Parents should discuss with their children the importance of safety - both while waiting for the bus, and also while on the bus. For the safety of all concerned, the driver must give his/her attention to the road. Misbehavior can distract the driver. A child may be suspended from bus privileges for misbehavior.

Children should be at their bus stop ten (10) minutes before their scheduled pick-up time.

We cannot grant permission for children to go on buses other than the one they are scheduled to ride, nor may walkers ride home with a classmate.


2018/2019 Subscription Busing Registration

Registration forms were ​​e​mailed on March 2​9, 2018 to all eligible students. If you reside two miles or less from school, you are eligible for subscription busing. The cost for 201​8/2019​​ ​is $740 per student. Students who reside more than two miles from school are automatically bused per state statute.

The due date for registration is Friday, May 4th. The registration form can be found to the right, on the side navigation.