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Exceptions to Regular Transportation

Long-Term Transportation Request Exceptions:

Requests for transportation to and from an address other than the home address must be applied for in writing by the parent/legal guardian and submitted no later than June 1 preceding the next school year.

A parent or guardian of a child moving to the District after June 1 must submit a written request within 30 days after establishing residence in the District.

Long-Term Transportation Requests Must Be Used For: 

1) A child going to a licensed or registered daycare provider. Transportation will be to their home school. For example: 

Example: A child from the Fremont attendance area will be transported to and from any licensed or registered day care facility in the district to the Fremont School.

2) A child going to a non-licensed daycare provider. Transportation will only be to and/or from the school that is the sitter's attendance area school. If this is not the child's home school attendance area, special permission must be obtained from the building principal for the child to attend the sitter's attendance area school. Building principals may accept children into his/her building if classroom space permits.

Example: A child in the Fremont attendance area with a sitter in the Woodland attendance area will be transported to and/or from Woodland only if permission to attend Woodland is given by the Principal. 

Long Term Transportation Requests must be:

  • Consistent A.M. and consistent P.M. stops

  • Five days a week for the entire year

  • Submitted by June 1 for the following school year

Short Term Transportation Requests: 
The Principal and the Director of Transportation may approve requests for transportation to and from an address other than the home address on a short term or temporary basis for verified hardships.These conditions are needed for approval:
  • Request is for a period of two weeks or less.
  • Must be going to a preexisting stop and can not alter the current bus route

  • No change of attendance boundaries is required.

Private school (Non-Public) Transportation Requests: 
All private (Non-public) school transportation requests must be made no later than April 1 for the following school year. New district residents must apply in writing within 30 days of establishing residence. Please complete the online request form below:
Joint Custody Exceptions: 

Divorced or separated parents may have their child get on or off the bus at either parent's home located within the home school enrollment area, with the written consent of the custodial parent. 

The pick up/drop off point in the morning and/or afternoon must be consistent on a weekly basis. The home school will be determined by the custodial parents address. A copy of the divorce or separation agreement must be submitted to the school for review by the Transportation Department.

Change of Bus Stop:

Requests for students to use a different existing stop on their assigned bus route may be approved by the building principal.  The building principal will be required, if he/she approves such a change, to notify the driver in writing on each date that the change is approved.


The Transportation provided under the above conditions expires at the end of the school year in which the request occurs. Parents/guardians are required to resubmit a request for an exception the ensuing school year.

Contact Us: Email at or call the Transportation Department at 315-434-3460. 

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