General Education Bus Transportation in 2018-2019

  • Although for some years state funding for transportation has not been enough to cover mandated busing costs, Pasadena Unified continued to provide general education transportation for an average 345 students each day. PUSD operated seven general education buses for students who attend schools other than their school of residence and for other purposes.

    However, in light of our District’s budget situation, general education transportation service has been discontinued in the 2018-19 school year.

    Seven bus routes are discontinued in 2018-2019: 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706 and 707.

    Transportation service is not affected for students with disabilities whose Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) stipulate transportation service.

    Public transportation service is available through the City of Pasadena and LA Metro.

    Routes, schedules, and fare information are available at

    We are committed to continuing to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and emerging from our fiscal challenges as a more accountable organization that makes effective and efficient use of our resources.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Letter to Parents
    Frequently Asked Questions

     


    Questions & Answers

    Why is bus transportation ending for general education students?
    Although for some years state funding for transportation has not been enough to cover mandated busing costs, Pasadena Unified continued to provide general education transportation for an average 345 students each day. PUSD currently operates seven general education buses for students who attend schools other than their school of residence and for other purposes. PUSD is discontinuing general education bus transportation in 2018-2019 as part of the implementation of the Fiscal Stabilization Plan and Second Interim Report adopted by the Board of Education to address a $12 million budget shortfall. PUSD has offered free general education bus transportation to students for a variety of purposes, including signature programs.

    How many students are affected?
    On average, about 345 students use seven general education transportation buses to attend schools other than their school of residence for signature programs, school choice/open enrollment, and other reasons.

    What about transportation for special education services?
    Transportation service is not affected for students with disabilities whose Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) stipulate transportation services.

    How are new families being informed?
    New families are informed that transportation is not guaranteed during the Open Enrollment/ School Choice application and school registration process. Returning families were informed via letter in April.

    What are the alternatives for getting children who used general education transportation to school?
    Our district is served by public transportation through the City of Pasadena and LA Metro.

Transportation Eligibility

  • Special Education Students:
    PUSD provides appropriate home-to-school transportation services for special education students at no cost to their parents or guardians as specified in their Individual Education Program. Contact the Special Education department to determine your child's needs.