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TRACY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 2017-2018 BUSING INFORMATION
 
BUSING
School Bus Transportation is provided as a service, for a fee, in the Tracy Unified School District area and is provided from the nearest school bus stop (as determined by the School Board) to the student’s Home School based on the student’s home address (The address which is registered with the Home School).
 
School Bus Transportation is not fully funded by the State, requiring Tracy Unified School District to charge for busing in order to provide the service.  School Bus Transportation of students (with the exception of Special Needs Students) is not a requirement by law and is provided as a service to the families of Tracy Unified School District who are within the Board Approved Busing Areas. While our transportation services and bus stops are limited, we have attempted to provide the best services available within our limited resources.  It is ultimately the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that their student(s) attend school (Section 48200 of the Education Code).
  
APPLYING FOR A BUS PASS
The 2017-2018 Bus Pass application, after completion by the student’s parent or legal guardian, can either be mailed with the appropriate payment (check or money order, please do not send cash through the mail), by fax or online if paying by Visa or MasterCard, or hand delivered to the Transportation Department Office for processing.  Unfortunately, we are unable to process applications or payment over the phone.  School Bus Drivers cannot accept applications and/or payment for new student bus passes. 
 
Please be reminded that all students must be fully registered at their home school site prior to applying for a bus pass.  If your student is in need of transportation service beginning on the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, you must obtain their bus pass prior to that date. 
 
If you are applying for free or reduced cost transportation, the preferred method is for you to bring a letter from the Food Services Department that shows you qualify for the free/reduced lunch program for the 2017-2018 school year, along with a completed 2017-2018 Bus Pass Application.  If you would like to apply without the Food Services letter, please make sure to bring a completed 2017-2018 Bus Pass Application, and a completed 2017-2018 Application for Free or Reduced Cost Transportation, the 2016 IRS tax forms from all adult residents and/or contributors, and/or members of the household showing gross income and number of dependents, each adult’s most current pay check stub and/or current proof of income, and any/all other necessary documentation.  (See Application for Free or Reduced Cost Transportation for more information.)  Please be aware that free or reduced cost transportation applications can take up to ten (10) business days to be reviewed and fully processed, however, additional information and/or documentation may be required for completion which could extend the processing time.
 
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
The following students may be eligible for transportation:
 
Ø  Students who are attending their home school and are within the Board Approved School Busing boundaries (based on the home address registered at the home school), and;
 
Ø  Students who have the appropriate bus pass application on file and have a valid Bus Pass for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students must carry their valid bus pass at all times and present their valid bus pass to the driver each and every time they board their designated School Bus, and;
 
Ø  Special Education students with an IEP requiring transportation.
 
Please be reminded that students attending a TUSD school on an inter or intra district transfer are not eligible for transportation, as stated on the transfer form.
 
SERVICE
Tracy Unified School District provides transportation service for eligible students to the following District schools based on the board-approved boundaries:
Bohn Elementary School, Jacobson Elementary School, Kelly School, Kimball High School, Monte Vista Middle School, South / West Park Elementary School, Tracy High School, Villalovoz Elementary School, West High School, Williams Middle School
 
Tracy Unified School District does not provide transportation service (with the exception of students with special needs)
to the following District schools based on the board-approved boundaries:
Central Elementary School, Duncan Russell High School, Freiler Elementary School, Hirsch Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, North Elementary School, Poet Christian Elementary School, Stein High School, IGCG, Tracy Adult School
 
Due to limited resources we cannot provide transportation outside of the regular school bus schedule for students participating in sports, tutoring or other before or after-school activities.

***For Rally schedules, all students will be given the opportunity to attend, therefore buses will run on regular schedule.
  
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
 
ANNUAL
1 Student
2 Students
3 or More Students
Round Trip (to school and home)
$360.00
$720.00
$900.00
One Way (to school only or to home only)
$180.00
$360.00
$450.00
 
 
 
 
SEMESTER
1 Student
2 Students
3 or More Students
Round Trip (to school and home)
$180.00
$360.00
$450.00
One Way (to school only or to home only)
$90.00
$180.00
$225.00
 
Applications and payment must be made to the Transportation Office online, in person, or by mail.  If paying by credit card you can either pay online at https://www.myschoolbucks.com or by fax at (209) 830-3217.  School Bus Drivers cannot accept applications and/or payment for new student bus passes.  Unfortunately, we are unable to process applications or payment over the phone.
 
 
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF INFORMATION PERTAINING TO TRACY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE 2017-2018 BUS PASS PACKET.
 
2017-18 BUS PASS INFORMATION AND APPLICATION