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Elementary and Middle School students living more than two (2) miles from their designated school attendance center and high school students living more than three (3) miles from their designated attendance center are entitled to transportation to and from their attendance center at the expense of the District.

A student may be required, at the Board’s discretion, to meet a school vehicle without reimbursement up to three‐fourths of a mile.  The Board may require the parent to transport their children up to two miles to connect with school bus vehicles at the expense of the District when conditions deem it advisable.  It is within the discretion of the Board to determine such conditions.  Parents of students who live where transportation by bus is impracticable or unavailable may be required  to furnish transportation to and from the school designated for attendance at the expense of the District.  The parent or guardian, who transport their children at the expense of the District, are reimbursed at the rate per mile set by the state.

Bus service will also be provided to the following students in lieu of the state standards:

  1. Students living south of U.S. Highway 30, until a safe overpass or other safety crossing device is provided:  all grades Kindergarten through 12th.
  2. Students living outside an area west of County Road S‐14, north of the north Union Pacific railroad tracks, and south of the south Union Pacific railroad tracks:  Kindergarten through eighth grades.
  3. Students living inside the area bounded by County Road S‐14 on the west, the north Union Pacific railroad tracks on the north, 19th Street on the east, and the south Union Pacific railroad tracks on the south:  Kindergarten through fourth grades.

Students who do not qualify for bus service in the above zones in the City of Nevada will pay a transportation fee, to be set by the Board annually, if a parent or guardian wishes to have their child ride the bus.  This fee must be paid prior to the beginning of each semester the parent or guardian wishes to have bus service.  This fee will be a flat fee and not subject to the number of times the student may use the service.

Students eligible for transportation will be assigned to only one regular morning‐afternoon route. Noon pre‐Kindergarten students are excluded.  Routes and stops will be established by the transportation supervisor and superintendent.

Distance to school or to a bus route shall be measured on the public highway only and over the most passable and safest route as determined by the Board, starting in the roadway opposite the private entrance to the residence of the pupil and ending in the roadway opposite the entrance to the school grounds or designated point on his/her route.

Transportation of students who require special education services will generally be provided as for other students, when appropriate.  Specialized transportation of a student to and from a special education instructional service is a function of that service and, therefore, an appropriate expenditure of special education instructional funds generated through the weighting plan.

Transportation of a student to and from a special education support service is a function of that service, and is specified in the individualized education program (IEP) or the individualized family service plan (IFSP).  When the IEP or IFSP team determines that unique transportation arrangements are required and the arrangements are specified in the IEP or IFSP, the District will provide one or more of the following transportation arrangements for instructional services and the AEA for support services:

  • Transportation from the student’s residence to the location of the special education and back to the student’s residence, or child care placement for students below the age of six.
  • Special assistance or adaptations in getting the student to and from and on and off the vehicle, en route to and from the special education.
  • Reimbursement of the actual costs of transportation when by mutual agreement the parents provide transportation for the student to and from the special education.

The District is not required to provide reimbursement to parents who elect to provide transportation in lieu of agency‐provided transportation.

Transportation arrangements made by agreement with a neighboring District will follow the terms of the agreement.  Students, who choose to attend a school in a school district other than their resident school district, will provide transportation to and from the school at their own expense.

Approved: May 4, 1990

Reviewed: June 12, 2017

Revised: May 22, 2006