Budget Cuts Limit Home-to-School Transportation

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To balance a $28 million budget deficit, the SCUSD Board of Education made the difficult decision to eliminate all home-to-school transportation for elementary school students in the upcoming school year with some exceptions. Service will continue for Special Education students and Program Improvement Choice students, as mandated by law.

There will also be limited service for students whose routes to school includes serious safety risks, such as railroad tracks. Severe Safety Routes will be provided for the following school sites: Cesar Chavez; Edward Kemble; David Lubin; Joseph Bonnheim; Theodore Judah; Washington; William Land; and Woodbine. Safety Routes will be provided for A.M. Winn students living east of Bradshaw Road; Caleb Greenwood students living near Cal Expo; Sequoia students near Camellia Basic; and Abraham Lincoln students living north of I-50 and south of A.M. Winn.

In addition, district staff will form a committee to review any written requests that identify other serious safety hazards and will work with the city and county transportation departments on any additional safety concerns that may arise.

If you have further questions, please call our transportation department at (916) 277-6701.