Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is eligible to receive school bus transportation to and from school? (Click to show the answer)

  2. Who determines if a student lives beyond the reasonable walking distance from school? (Click to show the answer)

  3. How will the parent/guardian know their child is eligible to receive school bus transportation? (Click to show the answer)

  4. What can a parent/guardian do if they believe that the distance from the student's registered address to the assigned school has been calculated incorrectly and feels that the distance is over two miles or that the walking route to the school is hazardous for the student? (Click to show the answer)

  5. How will the parent/guardian know the results of the walk route check? (Click to show the answer)

  6. If a student is eligible for school bus transportation, how will the parent/guardian know which bus route the student is assigned to ride, where the bus stop is located and the pickup and drop off time at the bus stop location? (Click to show the answer)

  7. What should the parent/guardian do if they have verified that their child is eligible for school bus transportation and have not received a transportation mailer prior to the beginning of the school term? (Click to show the answer)

  8. How will the parent/guardian/student know when a bus arrives at a bus stop whether it is the bus the student is assigned to ride? (Click to show the answer)

  9. What process should a parent/guardian use if they have a concern regarding their child’s school bus transportation, i.e. bus stop assignment, inconsistent schedule of bus arrival at the assigned bus stop, discipline at the bus stop or on the bus, etc.? (Click to show the answer)

  10. What should a parent/guardian do if a student that is assigned to ride a school bus does not arrive home within a reasonable time after the appointed bus stop drop off time, or is not on the bus when it arrives at the bus stop? (Click to show the answer)

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State of Florida Department of Education Administrative Rules
CHAPTER 6A-3 TRANSPORTATION FEBRUARY 2006 6A-3.001
Basic Principles for Transportation of Students.

IMPORTANT TIP:

Parents/Guardians should always make sure they know the bus route number and bus stop location information for their child. In addition, they should always be able to describe what their child was wearing when they left for school in the morning. This information is vital for the school based and transportation staff in the search for a student whom has not arrived home from school due to boarding the wrong bus at school dismissal.

GENERAL TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Students should arrive at the assigned bus stop at least ten (10) minutes before the published bus stop time.

Students that are nine (9) years of age or younger should be escorted to the bus stop by a responsible adult. Parents/Guardians should assure that students dress appropriately for the weather, rain gear for inclement conditions, proper foot wear for walking to and from and waiting at the bus stop.

The bus stop and the school bus are considered an extension of the classroom and students are expected to observe the same code of discipline expected in the school classroom.

Students are not allowed to eat, drink or chew gum while on the school bus.

Students are expected to abide by the school bus operator's instructions during boarding the bus, while on the bus and when departing the bus at the bus stop or school location.