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Transportation Eligibility Guidelines 2021-2022

SDUSD Transportation Eligibility Guidelines by Serviced Program

Special Education Program

o Transportation is based on student level of service as specified in the student's IEP
o Special Education Program Siblings may be scheduled to ride when seats are available on case-by-case basis.
o Parents must submit to the school of attendance, a “Transportation Application” each school year for a Special Education Sibling to be considered for transportation.

Dedicated Magnet

o Dedicated Magnet programs are currently at Barnard elementary, CPMA, Longfellow, Language Academy, Muir, and SDCPA
o A student is a “Qualified” rider if:
Student lives outside a 5 mile walkout from the magnet school based on transportation’s Versatrans routing software
o Students that live within 5 miles of the school will not be scheduled for service
o Students must live within the San Diego Unified School District attendance boundaries to qualify for transportation
o Bus routes and stops were established for each dedicated magnet school site.

Dedicated Magnet Bus Allotments and Stops

o Students will be scheduled based on home address and prioritized based on distance from established magnet stops.
o Wait lists will be generated and maintained by the site once bus allotment is at capacity
o Space Available is no longer serviced

VEEP / Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program

o A student is a “Qualified” rider based on patterns established by Neighborhood Enrollment Options

VEEP Boundary Patterns for 2020-21 School Year 

o A minimum ridership of 25 students in a High School boundary is required for a stop to be placed in that high school boundary
o Students outside the established pattern will not be qualified for scheduling
o Students must live within the San Diego Unified School District attendance boundaries to qualify for transportation
o Wait lists will be generated and maintained by the site once bus allotment is at capacity
o Stops are created in a central safe location within the established VEEP pattern
o Only one stop will be placed in each high school attendance boundary
o Special Education Stops take priority in scheduling and in some cases replacing previous school year VEEP stops
o Space Available is no longer serviced

Magnet Program

o A student is a “Qualified” rider if:
Student lives outside a 5 mile walkout from the magnet school based on transportation’s Versatrans routing software
And, there are more than 25 passengers in their resident “High School Cluster”
o Students that live within 5 miles of the school will not be scheduled for service
o Students must live within the San Diego Unified School District attendance boundaries to qualify for transportation
o A minimum ridership of 25 students in a High School boundary is required for a stop to be placed in that high school boundary
o Wait lists will be generated and maintained by the site once bus allotment is at capacity
o Only one stop will be placed in each high school attendance boundary
o Space Available is no longer serviced
 

Late Activity

o Qualified riders are VEEP and Magnet students, no other students are authorized to ride

o Students must possess and use a current Zpass card to ride the Late Activity bus

o The assigned Late Activity stops will be the same stops used for home to school transportation

 

Neighborhood Shuttle Transportation

(Service Suspended During COVID Period)

o Students must live outside a 1.5 mile walk out from the school to qualify for transportation

o Students must live within the San Diego Unified School District attendance boundaries to qualify for transportation

o Each site will be allotted a specific number of seats for transportation

o Wait lists will be generated and maintained by the site once bus allotment is at capacity

 

Program Improvement / NCLB

o Ended 2016-2017 School Year 

Late Activity

o Qualified riders are VEEP and Magnet students, no other students are authorized to ride
o Students must possess and use a current Zpass card to ride the Late Activity bus
o The assigned Late Activity stops will be the same stops used for home to school transportation

Neighborhood Shuttle Transportation

(Service Suspended During COVID Period)
o Students must live outside a 1.5 mile walk out from the school to qualify for transportation
o Students must live within the San Diego Unified School District attendance boundaries to qualify for transportation
o Each site will be allotted a specific number of seats for transportation
o Wait lists will be generated and maintained by the site once bus allotment is at capacity

Program Improvement / NCLB
o Ended 2016-2017 School Year