Non-Eligible Riders: A Provision for Transportation in Certain Limited Conditions

Provision for Transportation of Non-Eligible Resident Students Under Certain Limited Conditions (Opt In)


TRN-F003 Application for 
Non-Eligible Student Riders 

TRN-P005 Procedure for 
Non-Eligible Student Riders 

This program provides for resident students who are presently not eligible for school transportation under this policy, to ride the bus, if approved, under limited and specific conditions, starting no earlier than October 1st of each school year.

Non-eligible students may be transported on a school bus within a school area where transportation is in effect, provided:

  • Seating space is available on a regularly scheduled bus.
  • The bus shall not deviate from the existing prescribed route.
  • No additional bus routes or stops will be created.
  • There will be no adverse result of adding the additional student to the bus (timing, cost, etc.).

Parents of students wishing to be considered for this program must apply yearly in writing on a form prescribed by the Board of Education.

The Transportation Office will not accept any application prior to the date that the bus schedules and routes are published.

Applications received by September 15th of each year will be considered using the following criteria in priority order:

  • Age of the student (with priority given to younger children).
  • Walking distance.
  • Date received (first come, first served).
  • If above criteria are equal, placement will be by lottery.

Applications received after September 15th of each year will be considered on a first come, first served basis until the bus is full.

For those requests which can be accommodated, the Transportation Office will contact the parent/guardian in writing.

This approval will be valid until the end of that school year, unless seats are no longer available. In situations where seats are no longer available, every effort will be made to give advance notice of cancellation of this privilege; however, this will not always be possible.


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