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Parent Resources

ATTENTION PARENTS!

Please remember that unless your student's address information is current and accurate in the District's database, we cannot ensure he or she is scheduled for transportation on the right bus to the right location. Please get to your child's school IMMEDIATELY after changing your address or contact information. That information not only improves the safety of the transportation evolution, it also helps ensure your child receives the appropriate student services and that the District can reach you in the event of an emergency. If you have any questions about this or about any other student transportation matter, please drop us a line.  For your convenience, we've provided webforms on our website that will be directed to a staff member who will quickly respond to your question or concern.

Note: The bus stop locator tool will be updated for the fall term in early August 2017.

2017-18 School Start-Release Schedule

 

Click HERE to download the 2017-18 School Start-Release Schedule. 

Request Bus Transportation Service

In most cases, if you reside in your child's school's attendance zone and your child is eligible for transportation service, you will not need to do anything to schedule that service. However, if you have recently moved in to your child's school's zone, you ought to verify that your child's residence and contact information are current in your school's database. Please verify the currency of that information first and if your child is not shown on transportation rolls, submit a request (WebForm google form.jpg) and we'll take care of it.

Transportation Accommodations

The Escambia County School District is one of the few its size in the State of Florida to permit special transportation accommodations to the extent that it does.  In authorizing these courtesy exceptions, however, the District is adamant about ensuring its parameters do not permit the accounting for students to be compromised.  The District transports 24,000 students on board 300 school buses twice each day, so keeping track of “special cases” requires careful planning and coordination.  In ANY case where a complete and accurate accounting for students is in doubt, the accommodation will not be approved.

 

A. Parents/guardians may request bus transportation to an after-school child-care facility.  The request will be approved if there is space available on the bus,  the facility is located along the existing bus route, and the duration is five or more consecutive school days.

 

B. Parents/guardians may request bus transportation on a school bus other than the one assigned to their child to and from an existing bus stop located in their destination school’s attendance zone. The request will be approved if there is space available on the bus and the duration is five or more consecutive days.

 

C. Parents/guardians may request bus transportation to or from an alternate bus stop along their regular bus route.  Requests will be approved if the duration is five or more consecutive days.

 

D. Parents/guardians may request bus transportation from outside their destination school attendance zone from an existing bus stop located in their destination school’s attendance zone Requests will be approved on a space available basis.

 

Requests for transportation accommodation must be renewed with a new request each year.  There are no automatic renewals or permanent approvals due to the fact that space availability must be determined each year and throughout the year.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since accommodations are provided on a space available basis, accommodations may be withdrawn at any time during the school year if students eligible for transportation on the bus need the seat space.

 

Request transportation accommodation HERE (WebForm google form.jpg) or HERE (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif).

School Choice with Transportation

Some School Choice options include transportation or transportation on a space available basis. Take a look at THIS (Icon - PDF - Small.gif) brochure to help you determine what your school choice with transportation options are. Click HERE (Icon - PDF - Small.gif) to download the Elementary School Choice Transportation Request.

Transportation Services Guide

The Transportation Services Guide is a comprehensive description of student transportation services available to your child. Scroll through the guide HERE and take a look at our BROCHURES page as well. If you still have questions, see if your question is among our "frequently asked questions" linked below. If not, give us a call or send us a note.

Contact Your Route Manager

Please contact your route manager (WebMail form google form.jpg) with any questions or concerns about your child's school bus transportation service.

Forms

 

IMPORTANT: For best results in filling and saving form-fill PDF forms, save or download the form to your desktop then edit the saved blank form from your computer (not your internet browser). Then, save the completed form with a unique file name on your computer in order to retain the original blank form as a template on your computer. Continue to refer to this page, however, to ensure you are using the most current version of the form.

 

Form 6.03e - Request for Transportation Accommodation - To be completed by parents/guardians requesting a transportation accommodation within the framework of the School Board Rules. This form is sent directly to the Transportation Department by the parent/guardian for action. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif | WebForm google form.jpg)

Form 6.12c - Elementary School Choice Transportation Request - To be completed ANNUALLY by parents/guardians requesting transportation service in conjunction with an elementary school Choice with transportation transfer. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)
Form 6.13b - Opportunity Scholarship Transportation Request - To be completed by parents/guardians requesting transportation service in conjunction with an opportunity scholarship transportation transfer. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

UPDATED Form 6.16b Foster Care Transportation Services Slip - The "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), effective December 10, 2016, includes provisions for students in foster care to be provided transportation service to and from their school of origin if it is in the student's best interest. This form facilitates and documents the provision of those services in accordance with the law.  (This form is processed through the Office of School Choice.) (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

UPDATED Form 6.17b McKinney-Vento Student Transportation Services Slip - The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act guarantees a child qualified as homeless the right to attend the local attendance school or their school of origin, if it is the student's best interest.  This form facilitates and documents the provision of those services in accordance with the law.  (This form is processed through the District Homeless Student Advocate.)  (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Form 7.01b - Bus Stop Change Request - Parents/guardians may appeal denied bus stop location decisions to the Bus Stop Change Committee (BSCC). The BSCC has the authority to relocate bus stops as appropriate in a manner consistent with School Board Rules and statutes as long as the safety, efficiency, and dependability of the existing bus stop is not degraded and as long as a bus stop change will not pose an unwarranted hardship on another student. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)
Form 7.02c - Pre-K Student Transportation Guidelines - Supplemental guidance (and parent acknowledgment) to School Board Rules and the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook regarding the transportation of Pre-Kindergarten students. (PDF Icon - PDF - Small.gif)

Bus Transportation Request - To be completed by parents/guardians who believe their child is eligible but perhaps is not scheduled to receive student transportation. (WebForm google form.jpg)

Route Manager Contact Form - To be completed by persons with a question, concern, or request for their route manager. (WebForm google form.jpg)

Frequently Asked Questions

THESE are some of the questions most frequently asked by parents.

Bus Stop Locator Tool

Use our convenient bus stop locator tool (HERE) to determine your child's bus stop location and assignment. If you input your address and the tool doesn't provide you a bus stop location, please contact your route manager.

 

Routes for schools with center-to-center (C2C) transportation can be downloaded via these links:

 

Brown Barge Middle School C2C

N. B. Cook Elementary School C2C

Pensacola High School IB C2C

West Florida High School C2C

DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

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Main Switchboard
Transportation Office - (850) 469-5591 - Fax (850) 469-5661
M - F 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Transportation Department
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