Because of the ongoing shortage of bus drivers and the negative impact on bus schedules and school attendance, the district is making changes to its bus transportation system. The goals of the changes are to significantly reduce late and non-arriving buses, increase on-time arrivals and departures, and use public funds more effectively.
Under the new system, ‘courtesy’ bus routes for all students except those attending the highest needs elementary schools will be eliminated beginning January 16, 2024, which is the beginning of the second semester. "Courtesy" buses are those provided to students who live within two miles of their zoned school and are not ESE (Exceptional Student Education) students.
Instead of courtesy busing, the district will offer parents the opportunity to request transportation if their student’s walk to school meets the state’s legal definition of a hazardous walking condition.
This site includes links to the state’s definition of a hazardous walking condition and to the application for transportation due to a hazardous walking condition.
Highest Needs Elementary Schools
Bus numbers and route numbers will be assigned at a later date.
Times are subject to change and we ask that all students are at the assigned route location 10 minutes prior to the pick up time.
Click on the school name to find more specific pick up and drop off location information.
- Alachua Elementary
- Idylwild Elementary
- Lake Forest Elementary
- Metcalfe Elementary
- Rawlings Elementary
- Shell Elementary
- Terwilliger Elementary