Transportation Eligibility Requirements
Per the Board of Education Policy and the State of Georgia guidelines, transportation shall be provided to eligible students to and from their assigned bus stop provided students are outside the one and one-half mile (1 ½) non transport zone (NTZ) as defined by board policy (ED).
Students with Disabilities (SWD) whose exceptionality require they be transported to special programs as specified in their Individual Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan will be transported.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, homeless children and youth are entitled to receive the same transportation and other services that are available to non-homeless students. (JBC (1))
Students who are admitted to specialty programs are eligible for transportation from an assigned bus stop to the specialty program. If the student is within the one and one-half mile NTZ, transportation will not be provided. (JBC)
Transportation to the Scott Alternative Program is a privilage granted by the Board of Edcuation (BOE). Secondary students assigned to the Scott Alternative Program are assigned transportation on the basis of geographical region. Transportation has established pick-up points throughout Savannah-Chatham County.
Note: It is the parent's responsibility to get their child to an established pick-up point.