2018-19 Transportation Eligibility Info Now Available

Families can now log on to the Infinite Campus parent portal to view 2018-19 transportation eligibility information under “JCSD Transportation.”

Parents can now see driving distance and eligibility. The driving distance from the street in front of a child’s primary address to the bus lane of a child’s assigned school is listed, as measured by the VersaTrans routing software.  This is the official distance measurement for bus/walk eligibility.  As a reminder, there is a 1-mile walk zone for students grades K-9 (each school has a unique map) and a 2-mile walk zone for JHS students.

Families will also see one of five transportation eligibility options:

Bus:  Your child(ren) lives outside the 1-mile or 2-mile walk zone and is eligible for transportation.  If you have not already registered your child(ren) and would like to do so, use the form https://transportationdepartment.formstack.com/forms/johnston_ia_transportation_request_18_19  Bus routing, and pick up/drop off times will be loaded into Infinite Campus prior to the start of school.

No Bus: Your household falls within the 1-mile or 2-mile walk zone and no transportation is provided.  The Johnston Community School District offers a paid ridership application program based on a space-available only basis.  Learn more about 2018-19 paid ridership and apply at: https://www.johnstoncsd.org/departments/transportation/paid-ridership-services/

Bus Due to Hazard:While your household may fall within the 1-mile or 2 mile walk zone of your school, there are identified hazards which may prevent your child(ren) from getting to school safely.  Therefore, you will be provided transportation for the 2018-19 school year.  Please complete the form at the URL noted above and submit if you are in need of transportation and have not yet requested.

No Bus – Parking Permit:  Tenth through twelfth grade students with approved school parking permits for the 2018-19 school year have been TAKEN OFF the bus transportation and routing chart.

Other – Special Circumstances: At this point, the district is still collecting information on these students, which may be due to a new enrollment, open enrollment, address changes, etc.  We are diligently monitoring this group of students and updating their bus eligibility on a daily basis.  If you fall into this category, please check your status via Infinite Campus daily for changes.

For additional transportation information, please visit the following link:  https://www.johnstoncsd.org/departments/transportation/.