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DA167 – Transportation Eligibility

  • Effective: 5/25/1975
  • Revision: 8/26/2014
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board shall provide safe transportation to and from school for students who qualify.  The Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility to develop and implement a transportation policy which conforms to the Utah State Code and Utah State Board of Education transportation policies.
  2. Administrative Policy
    In compliance with Utah State Code 53A -17a -127, Jordan School District determines student eligibility for bus transportation using the following criteria:

    1. Elementary (K-6) students living at least one and a half (1-1/2) miles from school will be provided bus transportation.
    2. Middle school students living at least two (2) miles from school will be provided bus transportation.
    3. High school students living at least two (2) miles from school will be provided bus transportation.
    4. Students with disabilities are transported on regular buses and regular routes whenever possible, unless the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team determines otherwise.
    5. A student whose IEP identifies transportation as a necessary related service is eligible for transportation regardless of distance from the school attended by assignment of the local board in accordance with Utah State Board of Education Rule 277-600-5 and federal requirements.