EEA

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Purpose: To establish walking distances for elementary and secondary public schools, in town non-public school students and out of town students.

Elementary: 1 mile to an elementary school or bus stop

Secondary: 2 miles to a school or bus stop (weather conditions may alter this standard)

Out of Town: 2 miles to a bus stop

The prime concern of the School Department is the safety of all students – those transported by bus and those walking in designated “safe walk zones”.

The Smithfield School Department reserves the right to move/add/delete any bus stop to best accommodate the shifting student population.

The Smithfield School Department shall provide transportation for 180 days.


ELEMENTARY

Bus stops/routes will routinely change to accommodate the shifting student population. Students are expected to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before the expected bus arrival.


SECONDARY

Bus stops/routes will routinely change to accommodate the shifting student population. Students are expected to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before the expected bus arrival.

Students that reside within developments will be expected to walk to the entrance of the development and the main street. Larger developments may have a designated stop within the development should safety be a factor.

Students residing on narrow curved roads that require the bus stop at the student’s home must be out of their home and waiting at the end of the walkway or driveway 10 minutes before the expected bus arrival.


OUT OF TOWN STUDENTS

Students attending “out of town” schools will be provided transportation from “centrally located depot stops”. Students are expected to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before the expected bus arrival.


IN TOWN NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students attending in-town non-public schools will be provided transportation for 180 days according to the walking distance schedule for public school students. Students are expected to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before the expected bus arrival.

NOTE: Buses are not allowed within private property condominiums. Students will be expected to walk to the entrance of the property.

ADOPTED: September 15, 2003

REVISED: December 5, 2016