Transportation Eligibility

A student eligible for state-supported transportation means:

(a) a student enrolled in kindergarten through grade six who lives at least 1-1/2 miles from the school that the local board of education has assigned them to attend;

(b) a student enrolled in grades seven through 12 who lives at least two miles from the school that the local board of education has assigned them to attend; and

(c) students with disabilities whose IEP requires transportation are eligible regardless of distance from the school.

(Utah Code 53A-17-127, District Policy 3120)

 How Distance is Measured

The distance from home to school is determined as follows: From the center of the public route (road, thoroughfare, walkway, or highway) open to public use, opposite the regular entrance of the one where the pupil is living, over the nearest public route (thoroughfare, road, walkway, or highway) open regularly for use by the public, to the center of the public route (thoroughfare, road, walkway, or highway) open to public use, opposite the nearest public entrance to the school grounds which the student is attending. The shorter of the two distances (home to school or school to home) will be used.

(Utah Code Rule 277-600-4; District Rule 3120)

Discipline

All discipline is shared between the Transportation Department, driver, school, and parent/guardian. Please refer to the district policies below for more information.

Bus Conduct Rules (how we expect students to behave on the bus)

Bus Conduct Procedure (minor vs. major offenses, discipline)

Use of Buses

School buses are not available for the public to use. The primary use of buses is to transport students to and from school.  Student transportation for authorized activity/field trips will be provided within the capacity of the bus fleet and availability of bus drivers. Region and State scheduled activities in senior high schools will receive top priority when buses are assigned. Please refer to the district policy below for more information.

School Transportation Policy (purpose for, and use of, buses)