• Why do some children have to cross the street to board the school bus?

    We are not able to route buses so that all children can board the bus on the door side. We recommend that children wait on the side of the street that they reside. The bus will stop traffic in all directions to accommodate students that need to cross the street to board the bus.

    We live on a cul-de-sec. Will the bus come down our street?

    Except to transport special education students, buses generally are not routed down cul-de-sacs because of the danger to small children and property caused by the bus turning around and / or backing up in a small area.

    Our neighborhood has no sidewalks and has hills and curves. Can we have an additional bus stop so our children do not have to walk to the existing stop?

    With the large number of streets and bus stops in our school district, it is necessary for some students to walk on roads that have hills, curves and / or no sidewalks.

    I cannot see the bus stop from my house.

    The school district provides transportation for over 37,000 students to and from school each day. We are not able to position bus stops so that all parents are able to see the stop from their home.

    My child carries a large musical instrument and / or a heavy backpack; or he / she is the only student using the bus stop, the stop needs to be closer to our home.

    Generally, bus stops are centrally located for all students. Bus stops are not changed to accommodate one or more students because that may displace other students further from their home. Even though other students are not all riding the bus we must keep bus stops as they have been published. A central bus stop is necessary because other students may begin riding the bus or new families may move into the neighborhood. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that their child arrives safely at the bus stop.

    The bus drives right past my house. Why can't it stop at my house?

    The higher frequency of stops can make the motoring public "impatient." This results in people driving around the bus which can cause greater safety concerns than the distance a student walks to the bus stop does. It also delays the bus by increasing the number of stops, making overall student ride time longer.

    I own a daycare and need the stop at my house because the State requires me to see the students at all times. Why can't the bus stop be located at my house?

    As noted above, bus stops are centrally located and at intersections. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the daycare provider to get the students to the bus stop.

    I have young children at home and / or I leave home because of work.

    In order to be consistent and fair in placement of bus stops, the school district is not able to establish stops based on personal circumstances.