• Bus Pass FAQ



    Following public health guidelines, visitors and volunteers will not be permitted on district sites/campus to minimize the possibility of transmission of the COVID-19 virus 

    USE these links to download the Bus Pass application and COVID-19 Transportation Agreement

     

    Questions/Answers

    Does my child qualify for transportation?

    *Check to see if your student qualifies for transportation on our SBSUD_StreetDirectory 

    • Grades 7 & 8 do not qualify for transportation
    • Transportation is only available to "eligible students" who live within the district boundaries

     

     Are VIP and other PRE-SCHOOL students required to have bus passes?

    NO

    • VIP or Preschool Students do NOT REQUIRE a bus pass 
    • You must PRESENT the color coded card given by VIP STAFF and a Photo ID to retrieve your students from the bus driver DAILY.

     

    When Can I Get the Bus Pass?- Due to school closers- updates will be made ASAP

    Check to see if you qualify on our  SBSUD_StreetDirectory 

    • Fill out Bus Pass Application
    • COVID-19 Transportation Agreement


    *Transportation is only available to eligible student who live within the district boundaries.

     

    What is NEW with the  Bus Pass Program? 

    New bus rules have been set in place to follow the CDC guidelines as written in the SBUSD Recovery Plan:

    • Student will be transported at different times throughout the day to support staggered start times, when necessary
    • SOCIAL DISTANCING - 6 feet distancing MUST occur between students, adults & staff at bus stops
    • STUDENTS, ADULTS & STAFF- will be expected to wear face coverings correctly, while at bus stops and riding bus/transport vehicles
    • Bus Drivers will disinfect all student transport vehicles according to guidance outlined in the CDC document How To Clean and Disinfect
    • All STUDY/FIELD trips will be conducted virtually. There will be no STUDY/FIELD trips until the public health guidelines change

     

    What Group of Students are Required to Have a Bus Pass?

    • ALL bus riders are required to have a bus pass.
    • All grade levels Kindergarten through sixth must have a bus pass to get on the bus.
    • Students participating in programs or overflowed to another school must also have a bus pass.
    • Students with an IEP are also required to have a bus bus pass. 

     

    Will Transportation Send Information Home?

    • No, all documents can be found on the top of this page  
    • If more assistance is needed, please call the Transportation Department directly at 619-628-3586.
    • Following public health guidelines, visitors and volunteers will not be permitted on district sites/campus to minimize the possibility of transmission of the COVID-19 virus  

     

    How do you apply for a bus pass?- updated 2/26/2021

    CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES for the 2021-2022 School Year

    1. SBUSD Street Directory If your address and student grade(s) are listed on the School Bus Stop list for your school, your student qualifies
    2. Fill out the Bus Rider Application and COVID-19 Transportation Agreement and the Covid-19 Transportation Agreement
    3. All Students are required to carry their Bus Pass daily, to ride the bus to and from school

    *Students with a "TRANSPORTATION IEP" qualify.

    *All students are required to fill out the Bus Rider Application and the Covid-19 Transportation Agreement to ride the bus.

     

    What if my younger child qualifies for a bus pass, but the older ones do not?

    PER SBUSD RECOVERY PLAN Transportation is only available to eligible student who live within the district boundaries. 

     

    My son or daughter does not qualify, how can we apply?

    PER SBUSD RECOVERY PLAN Transportation is only available to eligible student who live within the district boundaries.

     

    What happens if my child loses the bus pass?

    The student will be allowed to ride TO school (as long as they are current riders) for two days only. However, parent/guardian must get a replacement bus pass within two days. Simply call the Transportation office to arrange for a replacement bus pass. The replacement fee is: $5.00. 

     

    Can I buy a replacement pass now?

    Yes, if you want to pre-purchase a replacement bus pass, you may do that at the time of application. However, please do not misuse the bus pass or allow others to use it. Bus passes will be revoked if students and/or parents/guardians allow others to use their pass.

     

    I will be on vacation during the Summer Bus - how can my child get a bus pass?

    Upon your return, contact the Transportation Department at 619-628-3586 for updates

     

    Why did Transportation begin a Bus Pass Program?

    The Transportation department strives to keep an accurate accounting of all students that ride the bus to and from school. Initiating a school bus pass program is the first step in ensuring only those students that are eligible for transpiration are using the school buses. 

    In addition, a bus pass program gives the driver more information about what school and school bus stop students attend and use, and grade levels to help identify your younger students. 

     

    Updated 2/26/2021