The new formula, which district officials said uses a stricter vetting system than last year’s formula, makes 18 routes to school within 2 miles of campuses no longer eligible for bus service.
Trustees approved the implementation by a 6-1 vote, with Grace Barber-Jordan voting no. At the June 11 agenda review meeting, trustees had discussed making all routes eligible for the next school year.
LISD students who live 2 or more miles from campus qualify for bus transportation. Those who live less than 2 miles from their campus must provide their own transportation unless their walking route to school is graded as hazardous. In those cases, students are eligible for bus transportation.
Due to changing road and sidewalk conditions, LISD annually assesses walking routes within the 2-mile radius of each campus.
At the June 18 meeting, LISD officials provided a list of the 18 routes deemed not eligible for bus transportation. They also included a recommended walking route to each campus that is no longer eligible for bus transportation. See below.