Routes and Times
To provide a safer environment for all students, parents must register their student for a bus stop; this is different than previous years and will be the process moving forward. To ensure that students have a bus stop the first day of school, routes will be temporarily posted on the Transportation Webpage. Please make note that this will be the last year that routes will be posted. The Transportation Department will continue to post individual bus stops via the Parent Focus Account.
Any student who resides more than one and a half miles from his/her assigned school is eligible for district provided transportation. Students who have chosen to attend a magnet school may be eligible for district transportation. Please refer to the School Choice Reference Guide for details on transportation eligibility. Students who have chosen to attend a special transfer option school are not eligible for district transportation. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent / guardian.
SELECTED MAGNET SCHOOLS
Darnell-Cookman, Douglas Anderson, YW/YM Leadership Academy at Eugene J Butler, James Weldon Johnson, Kirby Smith, Julia Landon, Lavilla, Paxon, Peterson, A. P. Randolph, Joseph Stilwell, Stanton, Andrew Jackson, and Samuel Wolfson
In the morning students can ride a bus to their zoned neighborhood high school, and then take a “shuttle” bus to their school. Parents can also drop students at the high schools and students can choose to ride the shuttle bus only. Please check with your school to get times when shuttle buses leave from the local high schools.
Exception: students who live in the Fletcher High attendance area. There are buses (north beach area and south beach area) that pick-up students at public locations and go to Fletcher Middle to catch shuttles. From there, students take a shuttle bus to their school.
STUDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE FLETCHER HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREA DO NOT SHUTTLE FROM FLETCHER HS IN THE MORNING.
Parents may drop students at Fletcher MS to ride the shuttle bus only. Morning shuttle buses leave Fletcher MS at 7:00 AM.
In the afternoon the routes are “Express Routes” with limited bus stops at public locations, at or near schools. The one mile to a bus stop policy does not apply. Parents are responsible for getting students to and from the bus stops.
Exception: students who live in the far north and beaches areas. Students living on the far north side shuttle to First Coast High School and students who live in the beaches area shuttle to Fletcher High School. There are buses from each location to neighborhood “express stops”.
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS
Students assigned to Alden Road, Oak Hill, Palm Avenue, Mt. Herman, or who ride special needs buses to other schools can call 904-858-6236 for bus information.
NON-NEIGHBORHOOD ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE PROGRAMS
Some students will take a bus morning and afternoon to a designated school (hub), then shuttle to/from their school of attendance.
SCHOOLS WITH NO NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION
Some schools have no neighborhood buses (other than shuttle buses to and from hubs) because the boundary for that school is within 1.5 miles of the school, and is considered a non-transportation zone. No bus routes will be listed for these schools.
Grand Park, Mattie V. Rutherford, and Bridge to Success Academy at West Jacksonville
Bus stops are located at public locations, at or near schools. These stops are called “express stops”. The one mile to a bus stop policy does not apply. Parents are responsible for getting students to and from the bus stops. The routes will not change throughout the year.
Bridge to Success Academy at West Jacksonville students ride buses with Lee High School students.
Fourth & Fifth-grade students from Mattie V. Rutherford are provided shuttle service from four locations: Southside Middle, Kernan Middle, Highlands Middle, and Jeff Davis Middle.