Student Eligibility


Student Eligibility: Mileage and Attendance Areas Within District

Policy # 5731

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The Board will provide transportation to and from an in-District school for students whose legal residence is in excess of these distances from the school to which they have been assigned:

Elementary K-4 – All students in K-4 are eligible to be transported

Middle School 5 - 8 – .75 mile

High School – All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to be transported

Students who live within prescribed walking distance to schools shall not be permitted to ride buses to and from home.

The distances which students may be expected to walk to bus stops are as follows:

Elementary K-4 – 0.50 mile

Middle School – 0.60 mile

High School – 1.00 mile

Children not eligible for public school attendance will not be provided transportation either to schools of the District or to private schools.

Policy References: Education Law Section 3635
Policy Cross References:» 5732 - Distance Measurements
Adoption Date: 7/12/2001, Revised Date: 2/11/2009
5000 - Non-Instructional/Business Operations


Distance Measurements
Policy #5732

In determining eligibility for transportation, distance measurements will be via the shortest available route from the legal residence of the student to the school legally attended.

Distance measurement will not include private roads. The measurement will be calculated by authorized automobile odometer reading. If a measurement is in question, the Superintendent may authorize the use of other methods to obtain a more accurate measurement. Measurement will be made from the point in a public street or road in front of the front entrance to the student's home to the following designated points at the school the student attends:

Main Street Middle School - Corner of North Grove and Main Streets
Parkdale - Driveway opposite the front entrance
Immaculate Conception - Corner of Oakwood and Park Place
High School Driveway - Area in front of flagpole

Adoption Date: 7/12/2001, Revision Date: 2/11/2009
5000 - Non-Instructional/Business Operations