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  • Magnet Transportation Information 2018 - 2019 

    One thing to keep in mind is that traveling a long distance to school is a balance of pluses and minuses.  Students will have the advantages of attending a specialized program of their choice and of making friends from all over the city.  Of course, the length of the commute should be considered.  Refer to the School Choice Reference Guide for details regarding transportation eligibility.

    Elementary School Magnet Transportation

    • Elementary schools are divided into seven transportation zones and transportation is provided to any elementary student living in the same zone that their magnet school is located in.
    • Some elementary magnet schools provide transportation to students living outside their zones.
    • The distance to a bus stop can be up to one mile from the residence, or up to one and one-half (1 ½) miles if the neighborhood school is used as a bus stop.
    • Some elementary magnet students will transfer at a hub site and ride another bus to their magnet school.
    • Parents and guardians should ensure the safe travel/transport of students to and from the bus stop and supervision while at the stop.

    Middle School Magnet Transportation

    • Middle schools are divided into two major transportation zones A and B. Transportation is provided based on the zone you live in.
    • Some middle school magnet schools have limited transportation.
    • Bus stops will be made on Express Routes primarily at schools or public locations.
    • The distance between home and the nearest bus stop may be greater than the district policy of one mile.
    • Parents and guardians should ensure the safe travel/transport of students to and from the bus stop and supervision while at the stop.

    High School Magnet Transportation

    • High schools are not divided into zones.
    • County-wide transportation is provided with a combination of neighborhood routes, shuttles and Express routes.
    • There are some differences in the transportation system that apply to specific schools.
    • Bus stops will be made on Express Routes primarily at schools or public locations.
    • The distance between home and the nearest bus stop may be greater than the district policy of one mile.
    • Parents and guardians should ensure the safe travel/transport of students to and from the bus stop and supervision while at the stop.

    Magnet Bus Stop Form

    • Once accepted, families may view current bus routes by going to Routes and Times in the list at the left.
    • A Magnet Bus Stop Form can be submitted to the Transportation Department.
    • Stops will be added according to guidelines, and submission of a form does not guarantee a stop will be added.
    • Families who have submitted a form will be contacted approximately two weeks before the start of a new school year with bus stop information.

    Choice School Transportation

    • Transportation is NOT provided for students attending a choice school. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure students have a means of getting to and from school.