Bonita Unified School District

115 W. Allen Ave. San Dimas, CA 91773   |  Phone: (909)971-8200
School Safety Hot Line: (909)394-9393 (Anonymous Reporting)

Transportation

Transportation Staff

    Paul Thomas
    Director of Transportation
    (909) 971-8200 ext. 5260
     
    Debbie Durante
    Dispatcher/Trainer
    (909) 971-8200 ext. 5262
     
    Julie Harris
    Transportation Clerk
    (909) 971-8200 ext. 5261
     
    Lost and Found - Items left on busses please call
    (909) 971-8200 ext. 5260 or 5261
     
     

    Application/Sales

    Welcome to Transportation Services,

    Our Home-to-School transportation program is subsidized by fees collected from the families we serve through the sale of bus passes.

    We offer the following options to aquire your student’s bus pass, using our on-line MySchoolBucks.com system or in person at the Bus Pass Office. All bus passes purchased through the on-line system will be available for pick up at the Transportation Services Department the week of August 15th.

    The following information is provided to inform and assist you in arranging bus transportation for your child/children's upcoming school year.

    Students may be eligible for bus transportation in accordance with the following distance standards:

    • Grades kindergarten through 3rd from bus stops located not less than ¾ of a mile from the designated school of attendance.
    • Grades 4th through 5th from bus stops located not less than one (1) mile from the designated school of attendance.
    • Grades 6th through 8th from bus stops located not less than two (2) miles from the designated school of attendance.
    • Grades 9th through 12th from bus stops located not less than two and one half (2 ½) miles from the designated school of attendance.

    Assistance - Students of families with income at or below the State guidelines for reduced price or free meals may be eligible to receive a reduced cost or free transportation services. To qualify for reduced cost or free transportation services, you must FIRST apply or be pre-certified through the District's Food Services Department for a reduced price or free meals. For further information, please contact the Food Services Department at 909-971-8200, Extension 5281.

    Important Kindergarten Information -We do not provide afternoon transportation for Kindergarten students at 11:30 a.m. or 1:05 p.m. or 1:10 p.m. However, for a fee of $175 or a reduced fee of $105, we do offer morning service with afternoon transportation on compact days, minimum days, and when students are dismissed at 2 p.m.

    Bus Pass Fees Reduced Bus Pass Fees
    Annual Pass

    1. First Child - $250

    2. Second Child - $215

    3. Third child - $175



    Reduced Annual Pass

    1. First Child - $135

    2. Second Child - $115

    3. Third or additional children - $105
    Semester Pass

    1. First Child - $150

    2. Second Child - $130

    3. Third or additional child - $115



    Reduced Semester Pass

    1. First Child - $85

    2. Second Child - $80

    3. Third or additional children - $75
    One Way Annual Pass

    1. First Child - $150

    2. Second Child - $130

    3. Third or additional child - $115



    No family unit shall pay more than $640

    for any combination of passes.

     
    Reduced One Way Annual Pass

    1. First Child - $85

    2. Second Child - $80

    3. Third or additional children - $75




    No family shall pay more than $355

    for any combination of passes.

    Method of Payment - Fees must be paid by cash or check payable to Bonita Unified School District or BUSD.

    There is a $30 service charge for all returned checks.

    Credit cards are only accepted using the on-line MySchoolBucks.com system.

    Replacement Policy - Students must show their bus pass every time they board the bus. Defacement, loss, or any change to a Bus Pass will require a replacement pass with a fee of $10. Failure to show a current Bus Pass to the driver upon boarding the bus may be cause for denial of transportation. Emergency transportation can be provided for $2- payable to the bus driver on the day the student needs transportation.

    Refund Policy - Bus pass refunds are available on a prorated basis only from the date of notification and the return of the bus pass to the Transportation Department when a student: transfers out of the District, participates in an ongoing District-sponsored after-school activity (sports, band, etc.) or enrolls in a District School Age Care Center. Each refund is subject to a handling fee of $25 per student, $30 per family.

    Bus Pass Application and Sales

    Printable Bus Pass Application

    On-Line Bus Pass Application

    If you are new to the Bonita Unified School District you will be required to register your student in person at our Bus Pass Office so that we can take a picture for their bus pass. A copy of the bus transportation safety rules, brochure with frequently asked questions and responses, and a diagram of the school bus loading and unloading danger zones will also be distributed to students with their bus passes. Both parents and students should familiarize themselves with this literature in an effort to stay informed and to ensure a safe ride. Bus passes will also be available for pick up in the Transportation Department. Please feel free to call 909-971-8200, extension 5261, for additional information regarding purchases by mail.

    Application in person - Beginning Monday, August 8, 2016, bus passes will be available for purchase at the Transportation Department Office located at 115 W. Allen Avenue, San Dimas (corner of Allen Avenue and San Dimas Avenue in the bus yard at the northwest area of the District complex) from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM. Please look for posted signs directing you to the area for bus pass sales. Parking is available in the bus yard.

    Effective Monday, August 22, 2016, normal business hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

    Bus riders are required to show bus passes to their driver starting the first day of school, August 22, 2016, or immediately upon receiving their bus pass, and will do so each morning and afternoon thereafter. For this purpose, student(s) should be advised to keep his/her/their bus pass in a secure but accessible place. If bus passes are lost, altered, defaced, or changed in any way, a replacement fee of $10 will be charged.

    Thank you for your continued support of our District's School Bus Transportation Program. We look forward to assisting you with your student/students' transportation needs.