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Students & Parents

  • Notifications Where's my child's bus?

    • If you have questions about the status of your child's route, contact the Transportation Services Division at 1-800-LA BUSES (1-800-522-8737). Please have your child's information ready when you call. 
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    • Parents can also receive automated text and phone call notifications from Transportation Services Division when the child’s school bus route is delayed.

    How to sign up for automated notifications

    If you are already receiving automated text notifications from LAUSD, you do not need to do anything to receive the bus delay notifications. 

    If you’ve previously opted out from LAUSD text notifications, you can choose to opt back in to receiving messages by texting "START LAUSD" to 91841. To opt back in to receive phone call notifications, call (855) 502-7867 from the phone on which you previously received the calls.

    You can list up to two (2) numbers to receive LAUSD text notifications. To add or update your contact information, please contact the office staff of your child’s school.

Eligibility Is my child eligibile for LAUSD transportation?

  • Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) may request transportation services. Discuss transportation needs with your school when developing an IEP.
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  • On a limited basis, students may be transported because their walking route is potentially dangerous. Your school staff can assist with determining if your child qualifies.
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  • If your child is in the magnet program, district-paid transportation may be provided for Elementary students (grades K-5) outside a 2-mile radius from the school they attend or a 5-mile radius for Secondary students (grades 6-12). Your magnet coordinator can also assist with determining if your child qualifies for transportation.

You can find the Transportation Eligiblity maps by going to the the e-Choices website > select the school > click the Transportation Eligibility Map (example shown below):

 

Transportation Eligibility

Safe Walk Routes to Schools


Reduced Fare MTA Bus Passes for K-12 Students


Reduced Fare MTA Bus Passes for K-12 Low-Income Students


Metro Trip Planner


DASH Bus Passes


LA DOT Trip Planner

 

Responsibility for the safe transportation of school children is a joint effort and must be shared by parents, students and school personnel, as well as school bus drivers and supervisors.

At the Bus Stop

Show respect for property around the bus stop. Avoid littering or walking on planted areas. Students should exit their personal cars prior to the arrival of the bus. Remain at least 10 feet back from the curb. Do not run toward the bus. Wait in line until the bus has stopped completely and the door has been opened. Board the bus in single file, without pushing. Keep one hand free and use the handrail.

Bus Pass Requirement and Riding

If you are a middle or senior high school student, you must show the driver your bus pass each time you board the bus. While on the bus, you must remain seated, facing forward for the entire trip. Keep your feet and legs out of the center aisle. Keep all parts of your body inside the bus. While on the bus, loud conversation is distracting to the driver and unsafe. Cell phone usage is for emergency purposes only; driver authorization is required. Animals or large hazardous objects are prohibited on the school bus. Smoking, eating, fighting, swearing, loud electronic devices, drinking and littering on the bus are not permitted.

Leaving the Bus

You may get off the bus only at your assigned stop. If you need a different stop in the afternoon, written permission must be obtained from the school administrator and Area Bus Supervisor (ABS). Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop and the door is opened. Follow the driver's instructions for the unloading sequence. Hold the handrail for balance and safety while walking down the steps. Stay back from the curb as the bus leaves. Stay out of the Danger Zones (please refer to the "Official Notification Of Your Child's Transportation Schedule" pamphlet).

Student Behavior on the Bus

The safe transportation of students requires responsible behavior by all persons who ride school buses. Students who do not follow the regulations or the driver's instructions may be counseled or denied transportation.

Transportation Information

To the extent feasible and considering traffic conditions, the District will provide transportation for eligible students within a maximum riding time of 90 minutes. Secondary students residing within a five-mile radius or within the magnet school's attendance boundary (whichever is further) will not receive District transportation.

School Bus Safety Video

School Bus Safety - Video (With Captions):