• Transportation  FAQs

  • May my child ride a different bus home?

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       No. A student is only authorized to ride on the bus they are registered on and use the bus stop closest to their home address of record.

     

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  • Who is eligible for transportation?

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       According to Florida Statues the students eligible for transportation are the ones that live more than 2 miles from the school. This is measured from where the home property meets the right-of-way to the nearest student entrance at the school building. The path measured is the shortest walking path, and this path may include sidewalks, unpaved walkways along the road (flat or not, mowed or not), sidewalks or paths that form short-cuts from a neighborhood to a school, etc. In most instances this measurement will be shorter than the distance a car would drive from its home driveway to school front entrance.
       As a school district, we do not receive funds for students that are transported who live less than 2-miles from the school. To assist with families that are concerned about having their child walk nearly 2 miles, we have a fee-based transportation option they can apply for. Please see the FAQ titled “How Do I Request Fee-Based Transportation?"

       Educational Program Opportunity (EPO) students are also eligible for transportation. For these students, the request is made through their school.

     

     

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  • How Do I Request Fee-Based Transportation?

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       Fee based busing begins 15 days after the start of school. Parents may go to their child’s school office and request an application for fee-based busing. The completed application must be sent to and approved by a router at busrouters@brevardschools.org. A router will verify seating availability for bus requests. Once a router has determined if there is seating available on the bus from the nearest bus stop outside the 2-mile walk limit of the school, the application will then be approved and you will be notified of the fee charge for that semester. The parent will need to bring payment to the school and sign the form. Once the application is complete, the application and payment can be sent to Debra Cooper at Central Area Transportation. Please make checks or money orders out to Brevard Public Schools. When payment has cleared, a bus registration slip will be sent to the school for parent pickup.

     

    We can only accept checks or money orders, NO CASH is permitted.

     

    If you have any further questions please contact Routing and Dispatch via busrouters@brevardschools.org.

     

     

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  • My ESE child is not going to school today and does not need the bus. Who do I call?

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       The parent should call dispatch directly at (321) 617-7776 ext. 14078, and let us know that their student will be absent, their name, and bus route number ( i.e. M20, C15,...). If the parent knows the student will be out for a week or more, please call dispatch so they can notify the driver of those dates.

     

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