Bus Transportation to School

Bonny Doon School provides bus transportation for most students. Students transported to school by bus shall be the responsibility of and under the authority of the bus driver. The driver shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of students while they are on the bus or being escorted across the street.

Riding the bus is a privilege, and continued disorderly conduct or persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the bus driver shall be sufficient reason for a pupil to be denied transportation.  Transportation fees will not be refunded for students who lose their riding privileges for disciplinary reasons.

In order to promote safety for all students on the bus, please review the following rules with your child. These rules also apply when riding the bus for field trips or other school sponsored activities.

*Walk to the bus. Board the bus under the driver or teacher’s direction.
*Remain seated while the bus is in motion. Only stand and move under the driver’s direction.
*Face the front of the bus at all times while the bus is in motion.
*No portion of the student’s body is allowed outside the bus    windows.
*No eating or drinking is allowed on the bus.
*No electronic devices may be brought on the bus (video games, iPhones, etc…)

If your child plans to get off at a different stop (to visit a friend, attend the after-school program, etc), you MUST send a written note to the school.  Students without a written request from parent(s) will not be allowed to change buses.  This is for your child’s safety only.

Students are charged for using the district’s transportation program by purchasing an annual pass or individual tickets.  The District does not offer a yearly one-way pass.  Based on income, some students’ families may be eligible for free or reduced cost transportation.  If you think you might qualify, please call the transportation office.

A transportation order form and schedule of C.H.P. approved bus stops is sent to all families at the beginning of each year. If you have not received the order form and schedule you may pick these up in the office.

Transportation fees are reviewed and adjusted annually by the District Board of Trustees.   Parents may be asked to donate field trip transportation fees for specific field trips during the year.  We hope that, with your continued support, the District will be able to retain transportation services.

All students are allowed to ride the bus the first two weeks of school without a pass or ticket to give parents/guardians time to purchase one. Because the year- long transportation schedule will be determined by the number of students who sign up for transportation service, we ask that parent/guardians evaluate their transportation needs during the first two weeks of school and return an order form along with the appropriate fees  by the end of this two week period. Fees must be paid by this date in order for your child to continue to ride the bus.  ***Students for whom transportation fees have not been paid by this date will not be allowed to continue riding the bus.

Your support of the Bonny Doon School District’s transportation service and submittal of fees on a timely basis is greatly appreciated.   If you have any questions or concerns regarding student transportation, please  contact the transportation office at 427-2144. This transportation office will be happy to provide you with any other information or assistance you may need.

For all questions about transportation, please call the Transportation Department at:  (831) 427-2144

Bonny Doon Elementary School :: 1492 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 :: (831) 427-2300
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