2018-19 BUS PASS INFORMATION
Good News! No more waiting in line or finding a place to park!
In order to expedite and improve the efficiency of purchasing bus passes, the following change is being made for the 2018-19 school year.
Families wishing to utilize school bus transportation for their student(s) must complete the online application and submit payment online, as bus passes will no longer be available for purchase at the District's Central Office.
2018-19 applications, fees, bus routes, and bus schedules will be available below on August 1, 2018.
Students will be able to ride the bus on the first day of school and will receive their bus pass at school prior to dismissal.
Note: District paid applications will still be accepted at the Central Office (Building B) beginning August 27, 2018 between the hours of 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
- Online Bus Pass Application (If ordering online, please read information below)
- Downloadable Bus Pass Application 2017-18
Bus passes purchased online will be sent to school site(s) the same day if they are purchased before 9:00AM. If they are purchased after 9:00AM they may be picked up at the Central Office (Bldg B). Passes not picked up will be sent to school site(s) the following morning with courier.
Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday
TYPES OF PASSES: Annual Round Trip (ART), Annual One Way; morning or afternoon (AOW-AM or AOW-PM), Semi-Annual Round Trip (SRT), Semi-Annual One Way; morning or afternoon (SOW-AM or SOW-PM), Occasional Use COUPONS (25 or 50 passes per pack) and (FRI-AM) for Friday zero period Thurston students only. Families with more than two K-8 students utilizing the District Transportation are eligible for a discount: the first two students are full fare; the third student receives a 50% discount on the least valued pass, four or more student passes are District paid, at the lowest value pass.
2017-18 HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION
Type of Transportation
Three or more Children(*)
ART- Annual Round Trip Pass
AOW-Annual One Way Pass (AM or PM)
SRT-Semi-Annual Round Trip Pass
SOW-Semi Annual One Way Pass (AM or PM)
COUPONS-Occasional Use One Way
25 Passes = $46.00
50 Passes = $92.00
FRIDAY AM (Thurston Middle School Only)
$31.50 (Full Year – Friday mornings only)
*50% off 3rd child/lowest costing pass
*District Paid 4th/5th child/lowest costing pass
In accordance with regulations from the California State Department of Education, no fees shall be charged for students whose parents/guardians are qualified pursuant to administrative regulations which identify eligibility scales for free and reduced-price lunch program or recipients of CalFresh or CalWORKs. (The District Paid Application must be completed)
BUS COUPONS: Coupons are available for infrequent, one-way transportation. Coupons are $1.84 each and can be purchased at the school site or district office. In addition, coupons are sold in packs of 25 or 50 and may be purchased at the district office. An application must be on file, with a Designated Bus Stop number and parent/guardian signature, to purchase a bus coupon. Coupons expire at the end of the school year.
Bus Passes are considered the property of LBUSD. Accordingly, each student is expected to safeguard his or her bus pass, and must show it to the driver upon boarding the bus each day. LBUSD assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen passes.
There will be a $5.00 replacement fee for lost bus passes. Readable but damaged passes are replaced upon payment of a $3.00 service charge. DBS# Changes/Additions are completed at the District Office, for a $3.00 service charge. You must forfeit the original pass when a change is processed. Misuse of a bus pass may result in the suspension or termination of home-to-school transportation privileges without a refund.
Refunds are approved ONLY if a student MOVES out of the District, or MOVES to a non-transportable area. All requests for refund must be directed to the Business Services Department. Refunds are prorated based on full, unused months. In addition, a $10.00 processing fee is charged. The District DOES NOT refund fares for students who are suspended or expelled from transportation or school for disciplinary reasons. The bus pass must be forfeited upon refund request.
A $25 charge is imposed for checks returned as non-negotiable to the District. Transportation privileges are suspended for students using passes obtained with a non-negotiable check until financial settlement is made. No other pass may be purchased until the accrued fees have been paid.
REMEMBER: Student safety depends upon the proper and safe conduct of each individual. Students are responsible for safekeeping, controlling, and presenting their bus passes. Students are required to:
- Use only the designated bus stop and bus assigned. Any change requires signed parental permission before end of school day.
- Arrive at bus stop ten minutes before bus is due. Behave in an orderly manner at bus stop. As bus arrives, form a line and stand at least six feet back from curb. Do not move toward bus until it has come to a complete stop and door is open.
- Be respectful of neighbors while walking to and from the bus stop and while waiting for the bus.
- Use only public access on the way to and from the bus stop. Always obey all traffic laws.
- Display bus pass to the driver upon boarding the bus.
- Board the bus, find a seat quickly and remain seated at all times, facing front, while bus is in motion.
- Follow instructions of the driver. Drivers may assign seats, assign three to a seat, assign seat mates, and take other actions needed for safe passage of the students.
- Talk quietly. Do not shout, yell, use profane language or gestures, fight, or behave in a boisterous manner.
- Keep all body parts inside the bus.
- Not eat, drink, or chew gum, while on the bus.
- Not bring animals, glass objects, or large bulky or hazardous articles of any kind on the bus. This includes boogie boards, bike wheels, and skateboards.
- Not litter the bus or engage in vandalism, destruction of property, or graffiti. Costs will be billed to the student and their parent.
- Not possess or use tobacco, drugs or alcohol, firearms, knives, explosives, or other dangerous objects abroad the bus.
- Not light matches, lighters or firecrackers aboard the bus.
- Not play or tamper with any part of the bus.
- Not ask driver to discharge students anywhere but at a designated bus stops, in accordance with the law.
- Remain quiet at the bus stops.
- When existing the bus, follow the drviers' instructions. If crossing on the opposite side of the street, always cross in front of the bus, and utilize the crosswalk, obeying all traffic laws.
- Respect the 10-foot danger zone around the bus
This section is pursuant to Ed. Code Sections 39831.3-39831.5 and Vehicle Code Section 22112.
STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE
All policies and rules regarding safety, behavior, and discipline on the school bus remain in effect. Parents are encouraged to review the student responsibilities and Durham's rules and regulations with their student(s). With parent assistance the cooperation of all student riders, the District is able to continue to provide safe transportation.
ABUSE/MISUSE OF BUS PASS
The following standards of progressive action regarding abuse/misuse of bus transportation are established and are separate from school disciplinary measures.
1. USING OR ATTEMPTING TO USE A STOLEN, FOUND, OR FORGED BUS PASS:
1st Offense: Driver confiscates pass, and privileges are suspended for ten (10) days.
2nd Offense: Bus privileges suspended for remainder of school year.
2. ALLOWING ANOTHER STUDENT TO USE ONE'S OWN BUS PASS:
1st Offense: Bus Pass confiscated, attached to bus conduct report, and turned in to school.
2nd Offense: Bus privileges suspended for remainder of school year.
3. USING OR ATTEMPTING TO USE AN EXPIRED BUS PASS:
1st Offense: Driver confiscates Bus Pass and issues bus conduct report.
2nd Offense: Bus privileges suspended for five (5) days.
3rd Offense: Bus privileges suspended for ten (10) days.
4th Offense: Bus privileges suspended for remainder of school year.
Possession of any pass which is not the property of the possessor, shall constitute evidence of improper possession and use, or attempted use, and is reason to exercise disciplinary measures.
STUDENTS WITHOUT A BUS PASS
- If the student is not listed on the designated bus stop list and is at the bus stop, student is transported to school, and the driver notifies the school office.
- The school office contacts the parent(s) to explain the Transportation Fee Program.
- Students without a bus pass or one-way bus coupon will not be allowed to ride the bus home from school.