What are the guidelines to qualify for transportation services?
Transportation eligibility changes as your child progresses in grades (see guidelines above). As a result, your child may not be eligible to receive transportation throughout all grades that they are in school. Parents of elementary aged children who select and accept a placement to a school outside of their Home Zone are not eligible for transportation services.
Transportation will not be provided for elementary students placed in schools outside their Home Zone, except for the following schools:
How do I know which schools are in my Home Zone?
Children ages 3 and 4 in Pre-Kindergarten are NOT eligible for transportation.
My child was placed in a school outside of my Home Zone, but it was not my choice. Can my child receive transportation?
Yes. Children who are placed outside of their Home Zone due to lack of space in the schools within their Zone will be provided with transportation to that school for one school year, based on the mileage parameters detailed above.
My family is currently in transition (homeless). Can my child receive transportation?
Yes. Children who are in transition will be provided with transportation if student lives out of zone. If the student lives within the school zone, transportation will be based on the mileage parameters detailed above. Transportation services are reevaluated when a child's homeless status changes.
I am a foster parent. Can my child receive transportation to the school that s/he attended previously? What if it is in a different Zone?
Yes. Foster children will be provided with transportation to their school, regardless of school or Home Zone.