District officials are asking families to provide their feedback through an online survey before they determine which bus routes are needed within 2 miles of its schools, according to the district’s website. While families living less than 2 miles from their campus are not eligible for transportation services, students may ride the bus if their walking route to campus is deemed unsafe.
Parents can submit any concerns about their student’s route until Jan. 21. This input will inform the district’s annual hazardous routes assessments in which transportation staff will score routes using an evaluation matrix developed by a community advisory committee.
A route is automatically classified as hazardous if it:
- Crosses a highway or arterial street without controls, such as a stop sign, traffic signal, crosswalk or crossing guard
- Runs alongside a street with a speed limit over 45 mph
- Crosses a railroad crossing
The board of trustees will review community feedback and vote on which routes are hazardous within the 2-mile campus boundaries, according to the website. All affected families will be notified in March.