New Bus Stop
Parents can request a new bus stop on the approved form provided by the Transportation Department. Principals cannot authorize bus stops, nor can a driver make a bus stop without district approval.
To expedite your request please fill out the Request For A New Bus Stop form and email or deliver it to the Transportation Department. Upon receipt of this information we will look at your situation and determine if a new stop would fall within the guidelines given to us by the state and local board. Students must continue to utilize the preexisting bus stop until a decision is made and the parent(s) have been contacted.
The Transportation Department makes every effort to rectify parent concerns in a timely manner. All phone conversations, radio transmissions, and office visits are recorded on a Transaction Form. Things often resurface and accurate information concerning past actions taken greatly facilitates the solving of problems.
Upon receiving a parent concern, the Transportation Department will make the necessary contact with the bus driver, contractor and/or school personnel. After reviewing the situation the Director will contact the parent(s)/guardian(s) with the outcome so a resolution can be made.
Video cameras are installed on all school buses and will be utilized in reaching a determination of specific situations. However, due to Idaho weather, road conditions and a time limit while the bus is parked; video footage cannot always be extracted.
A transaction form may be completed and submitted to the transportation office by the parent(s)/guardian(s) if there is a concern they would like to address.
As we have transitioned into an all day Kindergarten program at all elementary schools district wide, AM & PM Session zones have been eliminated. However, half day Kindergarten sessions are still available to parent(s)/guardian(s). If half a day is the option the parent(s)/guardian(s) chooses, please be aware that the District will not provide any mid-day busing. The parent(s)/guardian(s) will be responsible for all mid-day transportation.
Kindergarten will only be bused within the elementary boundary they reside in. If a daycare provider is located outside of the students boundary it will be the responsibility of the daycare and/or parent(s)/guardian(s) to provide transportation.
It is recommended that kindergarten students are not dropped off at their stop if no one is home to receive them. If a kindergarten student is retained on the bus they will be delivered back to the school they attend and their parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted.
A Drop & Go form may be filled out if the parent(s)/guardian(s) wish to have their child(ren) dropped off regardless of someone being home. This form must be turned into the Transportation Department.