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 Click here for Student Transportation contact information for your child's school. 

 

To receive text messages updating you on the status of your child's late bus please:

1. Check their child’s Emergency Information Form. Be sure that the numbers in the cellular phone # field are accurate. These are the numbers that are eligible to receive text messages. If no number is entered in that field, no text messages can be sent.

OR

2. Send a message of “Y” or “YES” to our district’s short code number, 67587.

 

 

2019-2020 transportation eligibility and school bus schedules are now available.
Please see important information below regarding bus transportation services. 

 

Click on the link below to research transportation eligibility and the reviewed safe bus stop information, using Address Lookup.
https://veo.volusia.k12.fl.us/app/edu/ui/public/portal/transportationeligibility/standalone

 

Click on the link below to access Parent Portal.
https://veo.volusia.k12.fl.us/ISParent   

Get ready for back to school season with these important reminders below.

Eligibility:

If your residence is within two (2) miles of your assigned school, school bus transportation is not provided by the district, per Florida Statute 6A-3.001.

Slow Down/Expect Delays:

School bus delays are to be expected the first few weeks of school due to traffic congestion around campuses, schools regulating dismissals, and students becoming familiar with their bus drivers.

  • School Zones:
    • When flashers are activated in a school zone, adhere to the adjusted speed limit and crossing guards.

Buses on Roads:

  • School buses make frequent stops.  If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car.  It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing.
  • It is illegal and unsafe to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
  • If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, pay close attention to students.  Traffic must stop.

Requesting Changes:

  • Stop change/same route request will be considered after August 23 so routes can be stabilized and leveled. 
  • Many students are not enrolled or request transportation until after school starts.  Student’s that do not have a bus schedule are high priority.  This addition will determine a final analysis of student seat capacity.

Due to high call volume and email requests, bus assignment for eligible students can take approximately 7 – 14 days for review during school opening season.

 

Bus Transportation Eligibility:
Per Florida Statute 6A-3.001: a reasonable walking distance for any student who is not otherwise eligible for transportation pursuant to Section 1011.68, F.S., is any distance not more than two (2) miles between the home and school.  Such distance shall be measured from the closest pedestrian entry point of the property where the student resides to the closest pedestrian entry point of the assigned school building. The district shall determine the shortest pedestrian route whether or not it is accessible to motor vehicle traffic. Measurements are calculated per the statute above, using a calibrated GPS unit; measurements are not approved using personal navigation units, cell phones or mapping browsers.

Before continuing to the bus route information, please read the following:

  • It is parent responsibility to ensure the safety of their student to and from the bus stop.
  • Bus stops are for bus-eligible students only.  As mentioned above, eligibility is determined based on the student’s residential address on file at the school.
  • For student safety and accountability, bus transportation is solely determined by the residential address on file at the school.  Alternate arrangements become the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. 
  • If you have moved, please make sure to update your address with your student’s school immediately.

Click on the link below to research transportation eligibility and the reviewed safe bus stop information, using Address Lookup.
https://veo.volusia.k12.fl.us/app/edu/ui/public/portal/transportationeligibility/standalone


Parent Portal:
As a district, we value partnerships with our communities and open communication regarding student transportation services.  Parent Portal is a valuable resource for parents, legal guardians and students to access up to date information regarding their students’ transportation schedule. 

Before continuing to Parent Portal, please read the following:

  • To successfully log in, the 5 character Student ID code and student birth date need to match the information on file at the school. 
  • Students requesting transportation at the school level will have transportation information available for view.
  • Students that are not eligible, or are not requesting transportation, will not display bus route information.

Click on the link below to access Parent Portal.
https://veo.volusia.k12.fl.us/ISParent   

New this year: 
Parents/Guardians of KG – 2nd grade can also receive their student’s bus assignment at the scheduled “Meet the Teacher” event hosted at Elementary schools.  We are excited to offer families the opportunity to meet their bus driver for the new school year.  Please refer to Volusia County School District’s webpage to determine the event date and time.


Bus Transportation for Exceptional Student Education (ESE):
Services provided by the Transportation Department for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students is provided in accordance with the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Transportation is determined under specific guidelines based on student need.  


 

Being Prepared:
Riding a bus is a huge milestone for a kindergartner and new incoming students. Help them get off to a great start by having the following information written in your student’s backpack or folder:

  • Student name, Student Alpha Code, Attending School, Route # and bus stop location. 
  • Students in ESE, PK – 2nd grade should have authorized contact forms completed at the school level verifying adults authorized to pick up the student from the bus stop location.
  • It is also best to show your child their bus stop location so it can be recognized when seen.

 

Responsibility:
Ultimately, it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure the safe travel/transport of students to and from the bus stop, as well as supervising while at the stop.

Bus Transportation Process:

Students that plan to ride the bus must first request transportation at the school of enrollment.  It is imperative to verify the residential and contact information on file at the school is correct.  This helps ensure your student will receive the correct bus assignment.  Most importantly, this is a safeguard in case the District needs to contact a Parent/Guardian due to an emergency.

Questions/Concerns:
For questions or concerns pertaining to student transportation, please contact the appropriate personnel at our Transportation Offices.