Eureka Union
School District


Parent Pay Transportation Fee Guidelines and ProceduresTop of Page

On August 15, 1995 the Board of Trustees approved the Board Policy and Administrative Regulations enacting a fee for home-to-school transportation.  No fee shall be made for any transportation of students who are handicapped, where their individualized education program provides for transportation services or whose parents/guardians are determined indigent pursuant to administrative regulations.

The application for Home to School Transportation must be completed in its entirety and returned to the District Transportation Office for processing.  The passes will be constructed and available for the students on the bus to which they are assigned.

Students will be required to show their transportation pass when boarding the bus both a.m. and p.m.  The student must have the pass ready to show the driver before boarding the bus.  The passes may be pinned inside the student's backpack for safety, but the student must show the pass when boarding the bus.

Passes shall be issued either on a semester, or annual basis for a full day or for a half day (one direction).  In addition, a single ride punch card will be made available for those students who need to ride the bus intermittently. Students in possession of a semester or annual pass will be eligible to ride upon presentation of the pass.  Students in possession of a single ride punch card will be able to ride on a space available basis.  The "single ride punch card" will be good for 20 one way rides and will be punched by the bus driver.Punch cards expire at the end of the school year and can not be used for any other school year.  Expired punch cards will not be exchanged for new cards.

Completion of Application:Top of Page

  1. Provide all information requested in the tables on the application.
  2. If applying for free transportation, please complete all information on both sides of the application and provide verification of income.  Income from all household members, even non-family members, must be reported. List all children in the household in Section I, even those not of school age.
  3. Kindergarten and newly enrolled students must submit a photo with the application. Wallet size or large or e-mail .JPG file is acceptable.
  4. If purchasing a half day/one direction pass, please indicate if the pass is for the AM or PM school run.  Remember if the half day/one direction pass is chosen, the student will only be able to utilize the transportation service at that time of day.
  5.  Be careful in choosing a bus stop location.  Possession of a current pass entitles a student to ride to and from the designated school and bus stop on the assigned bus.  Reassignment to a different bus or a different stop can be accomplished through written request to the Transportation Coordinator at a charge of $10.00.  The old pass must accompany the request. If a bus stop location is not indicated by the parent on the application, a bus stop will be assigned by the transportation staff.  Per transportation rules and regulations, students planning to get off the bus anywhere other than their normal bus stop must take a note from their parent/guardian to their school office and receive an office pass for the temporary change.

Renewal of Transportation Passes:Top of Page

Those students who purchase a semester pass will receive a renewal packet via email in December.  Transportation passes may be renewed by emailing the completed form to buspass@eurekausd.org or mailing to Eureka Union School District Transportation Office, 5461 Eureka Road, Ste. 2, Granite Bay, CA  95746.  The passes will be distributed through the bus drivers. 

Refunds, Replacements and Pro-rations for Bus Passes:Top of Page

In the event a transportation pass is lost or stolen, the parent/guardian should call the transportation office, 774-1231.  Replacement passes will be issued at 5461 Eureka Road, Ste. 2, Granite Bay, CA  95746 for a $10.00 fee. 

A  mutilated pass must be replaced upon notification by the Transportation Department. A service charge of $10.00.
 
A refund will be issued for bus passes for the following reasons and subject to a $10.00 service charge:
  1. A student who subsequently is reassigned to a special education program and whose individual education program requires special transportation.
  2. Students who experience extended illnesses in excess of fifteen consecutive school days.
  3. Students moving out of the busing area.
  4. Students who possess an annual pass and are denied transportation in the first semester of the school year for the remainder of the year due to disciplinary reasons.
A written request for refund along with the bus pass must be sent directly to the Transportation Office and should contain the following information: Name of Student, date that the pass would no longer be used, reason for refund, school of attendance and address where the refund is to be sent. No refund will be made for single ride punch cards.

In the event conditions beyond the control of the District prevents the District from providing the expected transportation services, the liability of the District will be limited to the refund of fees for that portion of the services not made available.

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