Eligibility for school bus transportation is determined by each student’s Academy District 20 primary residential address. Elementary students who live more than 1.5 miles and secondary students who live more than 1.75 miles from their home school are eligible. In some cases, students not otherwise eligible for bus service may receive transportation to their school based on the Bus Service Index (BSI).
The BSI accounts for the age of the student, roadway crossings, and traffic exposures along the path to school.
For K-8 students attending district choice programs, a limited level of transportation is available from central pick up points to their choice schools. Choice transportation with limited stops is also provided to Aspen Valley Campus, grades 7-12. Choice transportation is designed to partner with parents to share the responsibility of getting students to and from the school of their choice.
If a stop for a particular route has no students for five or more days, the stop may be cancelled. Stops are routed for in-district students who ride regularly. Students who ride via the Space Available program, or use 20Ride single ride tickets, may use stops in use by other students on their bus route. These students may be asked to move to a different stop if their stop is discontinued. For these reasons, parents of occasional riders should check the Extended Parent Portal for current information prior to having their student(s) ride.