Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible to ride the school bus, and how is the distance between a school and student’s residence measured to determine students eligibility for transportation?

    Transportation of students by bus will be considered under the following conditions:

    1. Elementary students are eligible if the shortest walking distance is more than 1.25 miles.
    2. Middle School students are eligible if the shortest walking distance is more than 2.25 miles.
    3. High School students are eligible if the shortest walking distance is more than 3.00 miles.

    What is the procedure for getting transportation for a student?
    All transportation forms are completed and submitted electronically by the school and forwarded to transportation. The driver provides the student with a transportation attendance form. The parents are required to complete and sign the transportation attendance form. Student returns form to driver.
     
    What is the procedure for getting transportation for a Special Needs student?
    All Special Needs transportation forms are completed and submitted electronically by the school and forwarded to transportation.
     
    How can I find my student's bus stop locations and arrival times?
    Use E-Link to find your Bus schedule and Locations.
     
    What can I do if my bus is delayed?
    Call the Dispatch Office 775-337-7769.
     
    What time should my child get to the bus stop?
    Arrive to the bus stop 5 minutes before scheduled departure time.
     
     
    Can my child ride home with another student?
    Student must have a signed note from the parent and school.
     

    Can my child get off at any bus stop he wants?

    You must turn in a written note to the the office signed by the parent.

    How are bus stops determined?
    When you put your address into E-link, the computer will find the closest and safest bus stop to your home.

    If I move how will the bus driver know?
    Inform the school office of your new address and your new information will be updated in the computer.
     
    What is the maximum number of students on a bus?
    The standard school bus has a capacity of 3 students per seat on an 84 passenger bus.