Specialty Express Bus Stops

Please check the PWCS 2022/23 Proposed Middle School Specialty Program express bus stops now posted

Purpose

  • To provide information regarding bus transportation for students attending Specialty Programs.

Facts

Definitions

  • Regular Bus Service – consists of neighborhood bus stops and routes within the host school’s boundaries.
  •  Express Bus Service – consists of bus stops at selected schools, libraries, or other School Board/County facilities outside the host school’s boundaries but within the specialty school’s boundaries.

In-Boundary Specialty Program Students are students who live within the host school’s boundaries

  •  Students may use the nearest regular bus stop.
  • Students may be required to walk up to one mile to the bus stop or school.
  • Unless the parent or school notifies the Office of Transportation Services, a regular bus stop can be eliminated if not used for five (5) consecutive days.

Out-of-Boundary Specialty Program Students are students who live outside the host school’s boundaries but within the specialty school’s boundaries.

  • It was not envisioned or intended that Specialty Program Students would, in all cases, be able to walk safely to and from express bus stops. Parents are responsible for the student’s safe transport to and from the express bus stop.
  • Buses will stop only at established express bus stops. No special or neighborhood bus stops will be established.
  • Students can use any established in-boundary express bus stop or a host school’s regular bus stop.
  • Unless the parent or school notifies the Office of Transportation Services, an express bus stop can be eliminated if not used for five (5) consecutive days.

Express bus stops have been established based on criteria followed by The Office of Transportation Services. One selection MUST be chosen from the First Choice list. A second selection may also be chosen from the Second Choice – Supplemental list, in the event additional Express bus stops are added.

Students who move outside of the specialty school’s boundary area after school begins must use an established in-boundary express bus stop, host school’s regular bus stop, or be taken to the school by the parent. Express bus stops will not be established outside the specialty school’s boundaries.

During the two weeks before and after school starts, no express stops will be added that will change the route or schedule by five (5) minutes or more.

If your Specialty Program Coordinator has not contacted you by June regarding the express bus stops established for the 2020-21 school year, you should contact the Specialty Program Coordinator.

The Office of Transportation Services point of contact is Mary Hayes, Specialty Program Computer Scheduling Technician, 571-402-3916.