The School Board defines hazardous routes and the provision of transportation in these areas as follows:
Hazardous Areas: The District may provide for transportation of students living within two miles of the school they attend who would be subject to hazardous traffic conditions if they walked to school. The Board defines ‘hazardous conditions’ as a neighborhood or portion of a neighborhood recognized as having no walkways for the students to use in order to reach school safely, an uncontrolled major traffic artery, and industrial or commercial area, or any other comparable condition. A hazardous area may consist of freeways, expressways, underpasses, overpasses, uncontrolled major traffic arteries, industrial/commercial area, and bridges. The age of the students crossing these areas to and from school shall be considered as a factor when establishing hazardous bus routes. Temporary hazardous situations shall not be given top priority.
The process for determining areas where hazardous routes may exist is completed by the school board each spring. Once approved, hazardous routes for the school year in progress are set. Areas that may present new concerns can and will be reviewed as needed; however, they will not be approved until the following spring and will not take effect until the following school year.