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Waugh ESD |  AR  3541  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Transportation Routes And Services   

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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.

Students who reside beyond the minimum transportation distances listed below shall be eligible for transportation service to the school of their attendance area:

For elementary school students:

Grades K-3: three-fourths mile

Grades 4-6: one mile

All students on or north of Corona Road will be bused due to safety concerns. All students east of Corona Creek School will be bused due to safety concerns.

Grades 7-9: one mile

Grades 9-12: two miles

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 Governing Board 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)

Transportation Services

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)

5. Preschool or nursery school students (Education Code 39800)

6. Students traveling to full-time occupational classes provided by a Regional Occupational Program or Center (Education Code 39807.5, 41850)

7. Students traveling to and from their places of employment during the summer in connection with a summer employment program for youth (Education Code 39837)

8. Matriculated or enrolled adults traveling to and from school, or adults pursuing other educational purposes (Education Code 39801.5)

9. Private school students, in the same manner and on the same routes provided for district students (Education Code 39808)

10. Nonschool purposes as allowed by law, such as:

a. Community recreation (Education Code 39835)

b. Public transportation (Education Code 39841)

c. Transportation of government employees to and from their places of employment (Education Code 39840)

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 1400-1487, 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)

If a homeless student attending school in this district moves to a shelter that is in another district, the Superintendent or designee may arrange transportation that enables the student to continue attending the same school in this district. This transportation may be achieved through the transportation services of this district, the new district or an outside agency.

Legal Reference:


10900.5 Use of school buses for community recreation

35330 Excursions and field trips

35350 Authority to transport pupils

39800-39860 Transportation, especially:

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

39840 Transportation of government employees

39841 Use of school buses for public transportation

39860 Transportation to school activities

41850 Transportation to ROP/C occupational classes

41851-41863 Allowances and supplemental allowances for transportation


15240-15244 Allowances for student transportation


1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


11432 McKinney Homeless Assistance Act


104.4 Equal opportunity under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504


approved: February 12, 1998 Petaluma, California