Atascadero USD | AR 3541 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Transportation Routes And Services
Routes and Bus Stops
The Superintendent or designee shall design transportation routes and stops to promote the safety of students and maximum efficiency in the use of buses.
Secondary Students (Grades 7-12) who reside beyond the minimum transportation distance of three miles shall be eligible for transportation service to their school.
Elementary Students (Grades K-6) who reside beyond the minimum transportation distance of one mile shall be eligible for transportation service to the school of their choice:
The Superintendent or designee may authorize transportation within the walking distance when safety problems or hazards exist.
Students who attend a school outside their attendance area may be eligible for transportation services in accordance with Board of Trustees policy.
(cf. 5116.1- Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
(cf. 5117.1 - Interdistrict Attendance Agreements)
(cf. 5117.2 - Alternative Interdistrict Attendance Program)
The Superintendent or designee shall communicate in writing to parents/guardians regarding bus routes, schedules and stops and/or shall arrange for local media to publish such information.
(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)
(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)
With the Board's authorization, transportation services may be provided or arranged by the district for:
1. Students traveling to and from school during the regular school day (Education Code 39800)
2. Field trips and excursions (Education Code 35330)
(cf. 3541.1 - Transportation for School-Related Trips)
3. School activities, expositions or fairs, or other activities determined to be for the benefit of students (Education Code 39860)
4. District employees or parents/guardians traveling to and from educational activities authorized by the district (Education Code 39837.5)
The district shall provide home-to-school transportation and additional transportation services as needed for students with disabilities as specified in their individualized education programs. (Education Code 41850; 20 USC 1400-1482; 34 CFR 104.4)
(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)
The district shall provide homeless students with transportation services comparable to those offered to other students at the school of attendance. (42 USC 11432)
If a homeless student moves to a shelter that is in another attendance area within the district, the Superintendent or designee may arrange transportation that enables the student to continue attending the same school.
(cf. 5111.13 - Residency for Homeless Children)
10900.5 Use of school buses for community recreation
35330 Excursions and field trips
35350 Authority to transport pupils
39800 Powers of governing board to provide transportation to and from school
39801.5 Transportation for adults
39808 Transportation for private school students
39835 Use of school buses for community recreation
39837 Transportation to summer employment program
39837.5 Transportation of employees and parents/guardians to school activities
39860 Transportation to school activities
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
11432 McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
104.4 Equal opportunity under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
California Department of Education, Office of School Transportation: http://www.cde.ca.gov/bus/index.html
Pupil Transportation Safety Institute: http://www.ptsi.org
Regulation ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: April 4, 2000 Atascadero, California
revised: August 19, 2008