• PfISD board policies deem that in order for a student to receive transportation services, he or she must be eligible based on specific criteria determined by the school board. The board outlines district policies in accordance with state and federal regulations for student transportation to ensure that students are served in a fair and equitable manner.

    A student is deemed eligible for transportation if he or she meets at least one of the following criteria:

    He or she…

    • Resides more than 2 miles from his/her home campus
    • Resides less than 2 miles from his/her home campus, BUT are in an area that has been deemed hazardous by the school board
    • Has been approved to receive transportation by an ARD committee and that information has been included in the student’s IEP (Individual Education Plan is a part of the Project Hope program
    • Is enrolled in an ESL/Bilingual program AND not within two miles of the campus he/she is designated to attend for the ESL/Bilingual program
    • Is enrolled in the ASCEND (highly gifted) program AND not within two miles of the campus he/she is designated to attend for the ASCEND program

    A student is not eligible for transportation if he or she falls into one of the categories below:

    He or she…

    • Is a transfer student
    • Is a student that lives within 2 miles of his/her home campus
    • Is a Pre-Kindergarten student

    Any other exceptions, as per the district’s Transportation Management documents, the guiding policy exists verbatim: “The District shall permit students for whom the District does not receive state transportation funds to use District transportation, in accordance with the time and space limitations and administrative regulations.”

    The link to this document and the district’s guiding transportation policies has been posted below.
    http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Search/1147?filter=cna