In accordance with guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, transportation eligibility is determined by a student's grade level, the distance between a students' home and his/her assigned school building, and his/her home's relativity to an eligible walk zone.
School bus transportation is provided to students living outside of established eligible walk zones; this means that a student's home exceeds the maximum allowable walking distance, or there is no accessible walking route from a student's home to their school building. The distance is measured from property line to property line.
Elementary age students are eligibile to walk 1 mile. Middle school age students, 1.5 miles. High school age students, 2 miles. These qualifications apply for walking distance to the bus stop as well. Hazardous walking routes and distances have been measured and determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
If you are unsure as to whether or not your child is eligible for the school bus, please contact either Transportation or Central Registration.
For more details, please reference the official Pennsylvania Public School Transportation Code: