Regular Education Service Standards
School Transportation Services will be provided for students to and from their neighborhood school, consistent with Oregon Revised Statute 327.043.
Transportation Eligibility is based on the distance from a student's home to their school of residence:
Elementary Students who live more than one mile from their school of residence will be eligible for transportation services.
Secondary students who live more than one and one-half miles from their school of residence will be eligible for transportation services.
Distance will be determined by District Transportation practice, in accordance with Oregon Administrative Ruling 581-023-0040 (1)(c). "Mile(s) from School" means the distance a student lives from school, measured from the closest, reasonable, and prudent point between the school property identified by the local board for that pupil's attendance and the property where the pupil lives. The distance will be measured over the shortest practicable route on maintained public roadways or over existing pedestrian facilities or pedestrian facilities capable of meeting the requirements listed in ORS 332.405(4); Be advised that online mapping services such as Google Maps do not measure distance to the nearest accessible point of school property and will provide measurements that are significantly different than the measurements used by the School District.
Transportation services will also be provided to students residing in an District School Board approved supplemental plan area on record with the Oregon Department of Education. Exceptions to transportation eligibility will be provided to students requiring specialized transportation services as determined by their Individualized Education Program (IEP). See
Special Education Student Transportation for more information.
Transportation service may be provided to students attending a Beaverton School District "Options Program" (see Options Program Transportation [Hotlink] for information about eligibility.
Transportation services will not be provided to students attending a school outside of their local attendance area due to Administrative Transfer.
School Bus Stops
All students eligible for Beaverton School District Transportation Services will be assigned to a specific bus stop. Students will only be picked up at their designated stop, and discharged from the bus at their designated stop.
Parents may view their student's assigned bus stop information
School bus stops are placed in centralized locations in accordance with the guidelines provided in School Board Administrative Regulation EEA-AR:
- Guidelines for walking distances to stops are;
- 3 blocks for AM and PM elementary students
- 4 blocks for middle school students
- 5 blocks for high school students
A block is 1/10th of a mile or 528 feet.
Stops will generally not be placed in cul-de-sacs, dead-end streets, or on private roads.
Students are expected to use only their assigned school bus stop in the morning and afternoon. Students may ride a different bus or to a different stop only if all of the following conditions are met:
- The student is a Beaverton School District student.
- A note written and signed by the student's parent/guardian, and by the school secretary administrator is presented to the bus driver on the day alternate transportation is needed.
- There is space on the bus for an additional passenger.
- The student is utilizing an existing stop on the route.
A note must be supplied for each occurrence.
School bus drivers are strictly prohibited by the Oregon Department of Education from adding unscheduled stops to their route. Please do not ask them to make stops that are not on their route.
To request that a stop be changed, or added to a bus route - please submit a transportation service request.
Regular education routes serving a schools attendance area will be designed to operate with travel times of 45 minutes or less when feasible. Routes serving afterschool programs, K-8 schools and options schools may exceed this travel time due to the extended geographic area served. Ride time is defined as the time the first student boards the bus until arriving at the school in the morning, or in the afternoon, the time the bus leaves the school until the last student is dropped off of the bus.