Non-Public and Charter School Transportation Information

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if West Shore will provide transportation to my child?
The district will provide transportation to non-public and charter schools that are located within the school district boundaries or within 10 miles via the nearest public highways outside of the district boundary.  You can call the transportation department to verify eligibility for services for a particular school.

What do I need to provide in order to set up transportation?
Transportation requests to non-public and charter schools must come from the school itself.  When you enroll your child in a school, you must make them aware of your intent to use West Shore School District transportation.  The school will then contact the district with the information we need to set up services.

How long will it take to set up transportation services?
Please allow up to five (5) business days after the initial request from the school to set up services for a student.  However, giving as much notice prior to a student starting school would be greatly appreciated.

How will I get the transportation information for my child?
The district will submit all transportation information to the schools.  It is the school's responsibility to determine how they will distribute that information to their families.

Can I request transportation for my child that does not involve transferring buses?
Each year, the district reviews the routes and determines the most efficient way to transport children to non-public and charter schools.  There are instances where transferring buses at a designated location becomes necessary.  It is not possible to give every student a direct ride to school, including those who may not wish to transfer.  Students are never dropped off and asked to wait for the transfer.  They will always wait on the bus they were picked up on until the transfer bus arrives. 
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