Go by School Bus

At BVSD Safe Routes to School​, we view the yellow school bus as a fantastic alternative to driving your child to school. Here are the some frequently asked questions:

Is my child eligible for school bus service?

Yellow school buses provide transportation to and from schools for BVSD students who live within school attendance areas but outside of standard school "shortest reasonable" walk distances, that is, 1.5 miles for elementary schools, 2.0 miles for middle schools and 2.5 miles for high schools. 

How and when will I know if my child will have school bus service and where the stop is?

In July, families with students who are eligible to receive bus service will receive an invitation from the district to confirm on Infinite Campus that they would like to have their student ride the school bus. Once transportation eligible families opt-in for bus service their routing information will be posted on Infinite Campus. We will not be mailing post cards this year. 

If you think your student is eligible for bus transportation, but you do not receive to an invitation to opt-in from the district, please call your school's main office.  

Is there a "space available" option?

Yes, you may apply for space available on an existing route. Space available is determined by the number of empty seats on routes as of September 15. You may request space available through an application process by completing a form found on Infinite Campus.  If your child is given a space available seat, you will be notified shortly after September 15.

What else do my child and I need to know about riding the school bus?

You'll find everything you need to know in our Parent Handbook.