School Bus Transportation is provided as a service, for a fee, in the Tracy Unified School District area and is provided from the nearest school bus stop (as determined by the School Board) to the student’s Home School based on the student’s home address (The address which is registered with the Home School).
School Bus Transportation is not fully funded by the State, requiring Tracy Unified School District to charge for busing in order to provide the service. School Bus Transportation of students (with the exception of Special Needs Students) is not a requirement by law and is provided as a service to the families of Tracy Unified School District who are within the Board Approved Busing Areas. While our transportation services and bus stops are limited, we have attempted to provide the best services available within our limited resources. It is ultimately the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that their student(s) attend school (Section 48200 of the Education Code).
APPLYING FOR A BUS PASS
The 2022-2023 Bus Pass application, after completion by the student’s parent or legal guardian, can be submitted on-line through the TUSD Website, mailed with the appropriate payment (check or money order, please do not send cash through the mail), by fax, or online at Myschoolbucks.com if paying by Credit Card, or hand delivered to the Transportation Department Office for processing. Unfortunately, we are unable to process applications or payment over the phone. School Bus Drivers cannot accept applications and/or payment for new student bus passes.
Please be reminded that all students must be fully registered at their home school site prior to applying for a bus pass. If your student is in need of transportation service beginning on the first day of the 2022-2023 school year, you must obtain their bus pass prior to that date.
If you are applying for free/reduced cost transportation, the 2022-2023 Bus Pass Application must be completed. In addition to the completed 2022-2023 Bus Pass Application, you are required to provide a copy of the Food Services Department verification letter. The Food Services Department verification letter confirms your student qualifies for the free/reduced cost program. If you do not provide the Food Services Department verification letter, we will attempt to verify the information through the district (provided you have completed the income verification process). This process may cause your Bus Pass Application to be delayed. Therefore, bussing may not be available for the first day of school.
If you qualify for reduced cost busing you will need to make payment by completing the Credit Card payment form and attaching the form with your application. You may also mail a check (along with a copy of the application and Food Service Letter) or come to the Transportation Office to make payment.
To qualify for Free or Reduced cost busing you must first apply with our Food Service Department or complete your income verification information through your students School Site by completing the online application.
Please note that our Meals served at School Sites will be served free to our students for the 2022-2023 School Year, however an application for Free and Reduced cost meal program must still be processed to qualify for Free or Reduced cost Busing.
The following students may be eligible for transportation:
- Students who are attending their home school and are within the Board Approved School Busing boundaries (based on the home address registered at the home school), and;
- Students who have the appropriate bus pass application on file and have a valid Bus Pass for the 2020-2021 school year. Students must carry their valid bus pass at all times and present their valid bus pass to the driver and scan their valid bus pass each and every time they board and disembark their designated School Bus, and;
- Special Education students with an IEP requiring transportation.
Please be reminded that students attending a TUSD school on an inter or intra district transfer are not eligible for transportation, as stated on the transfer form.
Tracy Unified School District provides transportation service for eligible students to the following District schools based on the board-approved boundaries:
Bohn Elementary School, Jacobson Elementary School, Kimball High School, Monte Vista Middle School, South / West Park Elementary School, Tracy High School, Villalovoz Elementary School, West High School, Williams Middle School
Tracy Unified School District does not provide transportation service (with the exception of students with special needs) to the following District schools based on the board-approved boundaries:
Central Elementary School, Duncan Russell High School, Freiler Elementary School, Hirsch Elementary School, Kelly School, McKinley Elementary School, North Elementary School, Poet Christian Elementary School, Stein High School, Tracy Charter School, Tracy Adult School
Due to limited resources we cannot provide transportation outside of the regular school bus schedule for students participating in sports, tutoring or other before or after-school activities.
***For Rally schedules, all students will be given the opportunity to attend, therefore buses will run on regular day schedule.