Private Pay Busing Registration
Rochester Public Schools
will hold a registration for individuals interested in paying for
2016-17 school bus service. This service is offered for families who do
not qualify for transportation because they live inside the non-busing
boundary for the school attending. Non-busing boundaries are 1.25 miles
for elementary students, 1.5 miles for middle school students and 2
miles for high school students.
A Vacant Seat Purchase
Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to families
that do not meet the transportation boundary requirements. Private pay
busing will be provided based on the following criteria: students must
live in the attendance area of the school, they must use existing bus
stops, and there must be space available on the bus.
Registration will be held
the first full week of August. If paying with check or cash you will
need to go to:
Edison Building, Room 122
615 7th ST SW.
If paying with a credit card you can call the
Transportation Department at 328-4260 or go to 615 7th St SW between
If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, go to 615 7th St SW
between 7:30am-4:00pm and bring proof of qualification. Payment in full
must be made at this time in order to receive routing. The cost is two
dollars per day or one dollar one-way per student. This amount will be
charged to reserve the bus seat, even if the student will not use the
bus every day.
State statute allows school
districts to charge for transportation for non-qualifying students but
also states that we cannot discriminate based on ability to pay. If
students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, they still may
qualify for busing if the criteria regarding bus stops and space apply.
For further information please contact Transportation Services at 328-4260.