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Special Needs Transportation

Special Needs Transportation

Special Needs Transportation

Special Needs Transportation provides curb to curb pick-up and delivery services.

Any new students to Special Needs Transportation will take several days to schedule and route to a bus once we receive the ARD paperwork from the campus.

All Special Needs buses are equipped with a seat belt for each student, and each student is required to wear them.  Students are expected to stay in their assigned seat (with seatbelt fastened) until the bus comes to a complete stop at their home or school. 

In the event that no one is home, and the student is not authorized to be left alone, the driver will notify the office and record the location and time of arrival.  The school of origin will be notified that we are returning the student to school, where the parent then will need to make arrangements to pick up their child.


Parents' Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the parents/guardian to:

Inform the school, bus driver, and monitor of any medical condition or behavior which could help us better assist your child and/or affect the student’s safety or health on the bus.

Assure that an authorized person that you have listed on the ARD Form will be at the bus stop, on time, when the child is dropped off.

Assure that the student meets the bus at the scheduled time.  Buses are scheduled to arrive within 10 minutes of the designated time each day.  The bus driver is required to wait for three minutes and cannot wait any longer for a tardy student as this creates late pick-up times for other students and a late arrival to school.  The driver will not honk their horn or go to the door. 

Parents/guardians shall not send students to the bus with food or drink to be consumed on the bus.

Inform the school of any change of address or telephone number as soon as this information is available.  If the address change requires rescheduling, several working days may be needed to establish a new route and time schedule.

No medications shall be transported on the school bus.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to transport medications to and from school.

Parents/guardians are to notify the Lake Worth ISD Transportation office when their child is not going to ride the bus.  If a student is absent for three days without notification, the bus will not return until our office is notified that the student is ready to ride.