Home To School Transportation
In the State of
California, regular school bus service is not required or fully funded
by the state. In fact GUHSD contributes over $4 million above and beyond
what the State gives us for transportation each year. Because school
districts that choose to provide buses must use classroom funds to cover
the cost, many districts have eliminated or reduced service, and/or
implemented parent pay programs to help keep limited bus service
available to the students. In an effort to reduce the impact of
classroom dollars used to provide school buses, the Grossmont Union High
School District uses a fee based program for home to school
transportation. While the fee doesn't cover the actual cost, it helps
limit the classroom funds used to provide transportation.
GUHSD Board Policy 3541 states:
District may provide transportation to and from school for students who
pay the established fee and who reside more than three miles from the
school they attend. The distance shall be measured by the most direct,
commonly traveled streets and highways. The student is considered to
reside at the point at which the driveway, private road, easement road,
etc., enter a federal, state, or county maintained road.
Parents/guardians are responsible for their children while walking or
riding in or on vehicles other than school buses between home and school
or between home and boarding or disembarking the bus at a designated
Non Transportation Schools
attendance boundaries lie completely within the 3 mile area of their
school. Students attending these schools don’t qualify for bus service.
Schools for which there is no bus service are: Helix Charter, El Cajon
Valley, Mt. Miguel, Santana, and Valhalla High Schools.
Special Education Transportation Services
District provides free transportation, as needed, to enable appropriate
participation by individuals with special needs in regular and special
education programs. The District acknowledges a sensitivity regarding
the length of time for students to be transported from home to school.
Whenever possible that length of time should be kept to a maximum of one
hour per one-way trip. The District recognizes that the responsibility
for the designation of necessary transportation services rests with the
Individual Education Programs (IEP) Team.
Times subject to change during first weeks of school. Check back for updates.
For safety & security reasons, students must be registered and have a bus pass to ride the school bus beginning on the first day of school.
Students are only authorized to use their assigned stops.
NO ROUTE SWITCHING ALLOWED!