Issued Date: 08/26/10
To ensure that a safe and cost-effective student transportation system is made available for eligible Shelby County Schools (SCS) students to and from schools and education-related activities.
This policy applies to all eligible SCS students and to all SCS employees administering and/or coordinating student transportation services.
III. POLICY STATEMENT
SCS is authorized to provide transportation services to and from school at no cost for eligible students. The provision of such services, although not required for students other than those receiving special education services as determined by a child’s individualized education program (IEP), is provided as a service to the general population in accordance with applicable laws. Criteria for bus ridership eligibility for the general population are determined by the District. Student use of transportation provided by the District is a privilege and continued eligibility to use District transportation services may be suspended and/or revoked for violation of applicable policies and rules.
Bus routes that ensure the most efficient and economical student transportation service shall be planned and established annually by SCS transportation department and shall be implemented in accordance with the SCS Student Transportation Services Manual.
WAIVER to BOARD OR EXIT the BUS at an ALTERNATE LOCATION
The District shall allow waivers permitting a student to board or exit his/her assigned bus at an alternate location other than his/her regular bus stop in accordance with established administrative rules and regulations. Additionally, waivers that result in an increase in associated student transportation cost for the District shall be prohibited.
Administrative Rules and Regulations
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
SCS students enrolled in elementary schools who reside one and one-half (1 1/2) miles or more and students enrolled in middle or high schools who reside two (2) miles or more from their assigned schools shall be eligible for transportation services. Students attending a school on a general transfer request are not eligible for transportation services (see Policy 6002 – School Admission).
Exceptions may be granted for students residing less than the required designated miles from their assigned schools. Such exceptions may be granted to:
B. WAIVER to BOARD OR EXIT the BUS at an ALTERNATE LOCATION
A waiver permitting a student to board or exit his/her assigned bus at an alternate location other than his/her regular bus stop may be made under the following conditions:
A waiver to board or exit the bus at an alternate location shall be effective for the same location every school day. Under no circumstances will a waiver be granted that changes or adds additional stops to the student’s assigned bus route.
Individuals who have suggestions, questions, or concerns regarding student transportation may contact the Transportation Office at 321-2280.
Request for Transportation Alternate Stop Waiver Form - pdf
Request for Transportation Alternate Stop Waiver (Special Education Buses) Form - pdf