There was no shortage of important tasks to be done by our bus drivers, from painting, to fixing sheds, and custodial work at our buildings to prepare them for the return of students.
We strive to provide safe and efficient transportation for all riders. Whether you are a new or returning BVSD student, check out the options below to assist you with what you're looking for.
COVID-19 Transportation Plan
General education, K-8 families who opted-in to in-person learning, are transportation eligible, and opted-in for bus service can find their bus stop location and time on Infinite Campus. K-8 families who are not eligible for bus service can apply for a Space Available seat via Infinite Campus. The application will open on December 16th and requests will be reviewed once in-person learning resumes. At this time, we will not be offering high school busing for general education students.
Riding the School Bus This Year
Space Available Busing Returns for the 2021 Spring Semester
Good news! Even with limited capacity under COVID restrictions, some of our bus routes have available capacity. Therefore, we will be able to offer Space Available Busing for Kindergarten through 8th-grade routes for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year. Students who are not eligible to ride the bus under board policy EEA, may apply to ride one of our established routes via the Space Available Application found on Infinite Campus. Please note, no new runs or stops will be created to accommodate space available requests. More details can be found in our Space Available Notice to Families.
Bus Capacity and Safety Guidelines
In alignment with COVID-19 orders from our county and state health agency partners, additional bus safety protocols have been developed and are described in our Getting to and from School by Bus Safely Guidelines. School bus capacity will continue to be limited when in-person learning resumes. We are planning bus capacity based on the allowable two students per seat, per public health guidelines.
BVSD is working to maximize the number of riders we can transport. Therefore, we have asked all families of transportation-eligible students to complete the transportation opt-in form on Infinite Campus. Only students with completed opt-in forms will be considered for transportation. Completion of the opt-in is not a guarantee your child will be able to ride the bus. Please do not send your student to the bus stop unless they have a confirmed seat on the bus.
Bus Stop Location and Times
Bus stop locations and times are posted on Infinite Campus, for students with confirmed seats on the bus. Look for the BVSD Bus Stop and Schedule tab, which is found by clicking on "More" at the left-hand column of the home page.
Using the Access Pass
Students must have their Access Pass to board the bus. Check with your school about acquiring a new or replacement pass. This is an important safety tool that provides schools and families with information about where and when students boarded and exited the bus. Parents can track their students scans by downloading the Z Pass+ app.
How to Be Safe on the Bus
Alternative Transportation Options
With the limited capacity of buses this year, we strongly encourage families to transport their own students to school or make alternative arrangements when in-person learning resumes. Visit our Safe Routes to School page for tips on:
Over the past few weeks, a team of BVSD bus drivers has installed 2-D “pop-up” traffic gardens on playgrounds and basketball courts at 11 BVSD schools.
From the moment that Boulder Valley School District bus drivers arrive at work, until the end of their day – safety is the focus. Learn about some new protocols that BVSD Transportation is implementing to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students, but especially our youngest riders.
In January, veteran Boulder Valley School District bus driver Jim Neville was honored by the Boulder Police Department for helping to locate a five-year-old girl who was lost while walking home on a very cold and snowy October day.
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