Parents or guardians who wish to request transportation for the upcoming school year for pupils attending non-public (private) schools located outside the East Aurora District must do so, in writing, no later than April 1, 2020. The parent's residence for out-of-district (non-public) transportation may be no more than 15 miles from the school for which transportation is requested. Students whose parent's residence is more than 15 miles from the school they attend may be eligible for transportation from a central pick-up point if the District is currently transporting other students who live 15 miles or less from that school.
Parents or guardians who wish to request transportation for the upcoming school year for pupils to and from school in those instances where the child will not be picked up or dropped off at his or her residence (daycare, baby-sitters), must do so, in writing, by April 1, 2020. The district will accept requests to change the initial pickup and drop off arrangements if due to an emergency situation or unavoidable change in child care arrangements until July 29th, 2020. Requests made on or after August 1st, 2020 will not be implemented until the 3rd week of school (the week of September 18th).
Once a child has been assigned to a bus route from home or child care to school in the morning and vice-versa at the end of the school day, requests for changes in bus routes will not be approved. In order that the District is accountable for the location and safety of children using the school transportation system, all bus route assignments must be consistent. And, in accordance with the Board of Education policy, no student may ride a bus other than that which she/he has been assigned.
In the event of an emergency, building principals have the authority to arrange for variances in pickup points and destinations as long as those changes are within the student's originally assigned bus route.