Bus Stop Policy/Guidelines

Bus stop locations are established in two formats:

  • Linear
  • Centralized

Typically, linear bus stops will include up to three individual residences. Centralized stops will include three and more individual residences.

Below are some examples of these typical stops based on student safety and operational efficiency.

Linear

N

Linear stop

S

The aerial graphic above shows a linear bus stop. In this example, the bus is traveling from north to south, and the stop is established at the first house of travel (#123). Linear whenever possible is preferable in order to ensure students' homes are visible to the driver from the front of the bus. The Board of Education policy on scheduling and routing may be found at this link.

Centralized

N

Centralized stop

The aerial graphic above shows a centralized bus stop. In this example, the bus is traveling from north to south, and the stop is established at the 125 house. A centralized stop offers minimal walking distances for students at an assigned bus stop when multiple homes are located in accordance with the BOE walking distance policy. A link to the policy in more detail may be found here.

 

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