Eligibility: Families with students who are eligible for transportation will receive a postcard with bus route information. The card lists the assigned stop and the pickup and drop-off times. Parents are responsible for providing safe transportation to and from the bus stop. Students must be assigned to a bus stop by the transportation department.
Interactive Web site: Visit www.pcsb.org/is/trans/home.html to find bus stops and get route times.
Whom to call: Contact the transportation department's call center at (727) 587-2020. Call from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Aug. 13. Beginning Aug. 17, call from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. And in September, normal hours will be 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Any questions? Whose responsibility is it to inform you that your child's bus will be late? What are the rules for bus stop placement near a sexual predator's residence? Whom should you contact to request a crossing guard along your child's walking path to school?
For information, visit www.pcsb.org/is/trans/home.html.
Getting on the bus
• Arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes early.
• Stand at least 10 feet from the edge of the road.
• Wait until the driver says it's okay before stepping on to the bus.
• Be careful that clothing with drawstrings and bookbags with straps do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting bus.
• Never walk behind the bus.
• Be sure the bus driver can see you and you can see the bus driver.
• Stop at the edge of the bus and look left-right-left before crossing.
• Tell the bus driver if you drop something beside the bus. Do not try to pick it up because the bus driver may not see you and drive into you.