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2021/22 Bus Pass Info

Registration process for Transportation Services in the 2021/22 school year

Bus seats are limited due to space availability guidelines for transportation.  Due to the limited number of spaces available for bus passes, bus pass registration will be determined by lottery based on bus seats available per bus per site, not on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Please read the important below before registering…
  • Only register your child(ren) if they are in need of transportation next school year.
  • Students must be enrolled in a BUSD school before they can apply to enter the lottery process for a bus pass.
  • Please refer to the 2021-22 Fee Schedule on the Transportation page for tuition rates and fees. (Fee Schedule will be posted by July 12th)
  • We are encouraging families to fill out the income survey to see what they would qualify for, that could affect their invoiced amount for bus passes. If you are interested in this service, please fill out the Income Verification Survey.
 
Submit your form here to be entered in the Bus Lottery- 2021-22 School Year- Bus Pass Interest Survey.
 
We check the lottery submissions and bus space availability once a week.  Once you are approved in the bus lottery, accepted and routed, you will receive an email to the address on the submission form with a link to complete the bus pass application. 
 
To change a bus stop location, or report a bus pass lost and purchase a new bus pass, please submit the following form Bus Pass Reprinting.
 
All invoices will be available within 3-5 days in your MySchoolBucks account.

2022/23 Bus Pass Info

Bus seats are limited due to space availability guidelines for transportation.  Due to the limited number of spaces available for bus passes, bus pass registration will be determined by lottery based on bus seats available per bus per site, not on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
2022/23 School Year Bus Pass Timeline 
 
April 5th- April 22nd
Bus Pass Interest Survey link available (ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT 2021-22 FAMILIES).
 
May 12th & May 13th
Riders accepted for the 2022/23 school year will be emailed a link to complete the bus pass application for the 2022/23 school year.
 
May 13th-May 27th
Riders accepted for the 2022/23 school year will complete the bus pass application for the 2022/23 school year.
 
June 13th 
Bus Pass Interest Survey link is available for all families with Transportation needs for the 2022/23 school year. 
  • Transportation checks the lottery submissions and bus space availability weekly. Once you are approved in the bus lottery, accepted, and routed, you will receive an email with a link to complete the bus pass application. 
*Invoices will be available, in your MySchoolBucks account, within 3-5 days of completing your bus pass application.  
 
August 8th 
Bus passes will be mailed to students’ addresses listed in their Aeries accounts.
* Students who have not completed their bus pass application OR have an unpaid balance will not be eligible for transportation services. Transportation services will be available or restored once the aforementioned has been addressed.
 
 
Bus Pass Photo ID
 
To begin the process of printing your Bonita Unified School District Bus Pass for the 2022-2023 school year, we will need a current photo and some general information.  All riders need to have a photo submitted for their bus pass. Before completing your students Bus Pass Application, please review the information below.  
 

Taking Your Picture

  • Submit a current color photo, taken within the last month.  
  • Have someone else take your photo.  No Selfies.  Do not use filters commonly used on social media. 
  • Use a high-resolution digital device. 
  • Use a clear image of your full face, 3-5 ft. headshot (your face should not be covered by hair, hats, or accessories).
  • Take off your eyeglasses for your photo.
  • Avoid shadows by having sufficient light. The photo is clear and in color, reproduces skin tones accurately.
  • Proper attire for official ID picture: ideally plain shirt/top meeting “passport” quality attire.
  • Use a plain white or off-white background.   No glamour/fancy or sloppy photoshopped backgrounds.
  • Picture file must be in .jpeg format.
  • Photo size must be 280×296 pixels (File size cannot exceed 50kb)*.
  • We will REJECT pictures that do not meet these basic standards and ask you to resubmit.
 
Good Examples Bad Examples:
boy with white shirt with gray background thumbs up icon
girl with black shirt and instrument with thumbs down icon
girl with lavender shirt white background with thumbs up icon boy white shirt busy background with thumbs down
 
*Free online photo editing software is available (check privacy and end-user policies prior to using any of these sites).  These links are offered as a convenience to you; no implicit or explicit endorsement by Bonita Unified School District should be assumed when using these editing tools: 
 
 

Uploading and Submitting your Photograph

  • Upload your picture to your computer (crop if needed).
  • Save/Rename your photo with your student's 9-digit permanent ID number.
Example:
Student Name:  Susannah Sample-Sampleton, Permanent ID #:012345678
Save Photo As:  012345678.jpg
  • Once you upload your child's photo please allow for a 10 business day processing period.
  • Fill out the form below and submit your picture with it.
  • Your photo will be reviewed for approval.  If problems arise you’ll be contacted (problems could be, but are not limited to quality/size, attire, or file not named correctly).
 
Registered riders BEFORE August 8th, 2022
  • Bus passes for students who have completed their application, and payment has been confirmed, will be mailed to students’ addresses listed in their Aeries accounts on August 8th, 2022. 
Registered riders AFTER August 8th, 2022
  • Families will receive an email once their application has been completed and payment has been confirmed. 
  • Bus passes will be given to the students Bus Driver for distribution. 
 
* Students who have not completed their bus pass application OR have an unpaid balance will not be eligible for transportation services. Transportation services will be available or restored once the aforementioned has been addressed.
 
**Your photo submission will only be used strictly for the Bus Pass ID card purpose only.  It will not be used or distributed to other media outlets.
 
To resubmit your photo, or ask questions please contact our Transportation Department via email buspasssales@bonita.k12.ca.us.  Please allow 1-2 business days to respond. 
 

Routes

Bus Safety Information

Here are a few important reminders:
 
  • Bus Stops have been Designated by the Dispatcher and Transportation Director based on the address information provided on the bus lottery interest form.
  • Assigned seats will be given to every rider on the first day that transportation begins. Seating charts are created based on the students' bus stops and shared members within the same household.
  • Multiple stop locations are not available due to space limitations.
  • School Bus Drivers are only allowed to pick up and release students at stops approved by the district.
  • Students will be asked to display their bus pass daily. Repeated failure to show passes may result in loss of riding privilege.
  • In an effort to provide transportation for those in need, students that miss 5 consecutive days in a 30 day period will be removed from transportation. 
  • All buses are equipped with video monitoring systems.
  • All students (in grades higher than Kindergarten) will be self released at their bus stop.  If a student does not see a parent or guardian at a bus stop, and does not feel safe to be released at their stop alone, the student will be returned to the school site.
    • We cannot give courtesy calls at every stop, or wait more than 1 minute for a parent or guardian while unloading at our stops. 
  • Kindergarten students
    • Can ride to school in the AM at the beginning of the school year. 
    • Can ride home from school in the PM when the Kindergarten schedule matches the elementary sites all day schedule. 
      • Currently we do not offer midday Kindergarten transportation services.
    • Require a minimum of two guardians on their application for PM release. 
Seating Assignments
  • Assigned seats will be given to every rider before they are able to ride on a route following Federal, State and local laws
  • During loading, students will seat from the rear of the bus forward to prevent students from walking past each other
  • Students will be routed and assigned a seat to prevent students from walking past one another. Morning runs should be routed so that a student's assigned seat coincides when they board the bus and afternoon runs should be boarded based on the order in which students will be dropped off. For example, students who get off first should board last and sit in the front
  • Dispatcher will create the seating chart based on students routing and give assigned seating chart to the Driver assigned to complete the route.
 
Regular Cleaning Practices
  • Buses are expected to be thoroughly cleaned daily by Drivers
  • Drivers are provided cleaning materials, including but not limited to wipes and disposable gloves, to support cleaning of frequently touched surfaces during the day
  • Clean and sanitize/disinfect all used areas of the vehicle at least daily
    • Begin with sweeping/vacuuming the floor
    • Clean and sanitize/disinfect all areas working top/bottom and back/front
  • Frequent touch points such as seats, handrails, and window ledges may need to be cleaned and sanitized/disinfected between trips of different student groups.
 
 For additional information please refer to our Safety Rules and Procedures and our Bus Rider Policy

Contacts

 
Rose Lee
Director of Transportation
(909) 971-8200 Ext. 5260
 
Debbie Durante
Dispatcher/Driver Trainer
(909) 971-8200 Ext. 5262
 
Bus Pass Sales Questions 
 
Dispatch/Trip Questions 
 
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