Transportation Guidelines

  • The student assignment program plan framework at each grade level determines general education transportation eligibility.


    After-school transportation is provided by Omaha Public Schools for students who qualify for transportation to and from school.  After-school transportation is requested in advance by the school with the after-school activity.  Pick-up/drop-off points are designated bus stops as determined by the Omaha Public Schools Transportation Department and may not be the student's normally scheduled bus stop.


    Transportation Distance/Walk Zones

    A student is only eligible for district-provided transportation if he/she is eligible under the Student Assignment Plan framework and lives outside of the walking zone for that school.  The walk zone for each school is determined by the shortest walk distance from the designated location at each school to the students' residential address.  Distances can only be determined by the Transportation Department.  A student is considered eligible if he/she resides:

    • > 1.0-mile from an elementary
    • >1.5-miles from a middle school
    • >3.0-miles if attending a neighborhood school of Benson, North, Northwest and South
    • >1.0-mile if attending a non-neighborhood high school


    Bus Stop Placement

    A student who is eligible for district-provided transportation will be assigned a corner bus stop on his/her school's grade level:

    • .16-mile or less for an elementary school
    • .32-mile or less for a middle school
    • .48-mile or less for a high school

              Note: .08-mile is approximately one city block

    Bus stops must be within these distance thresholds when adding a student to a route after the June 15 transportation routing deadline. General education pick-up and drop-off locations must be the same for the a.m. and p.m.


    Student Behavior on Transportation

    Student behavior expectations are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct located in the school's Student Handbook.  Misconduct may lead to the removal of this service at the discretion of school authorities.