Transportation

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Please call 262-631-7138 or email transportation.department@rusd.org with questions or if you need assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions (en español)

Busing Information for 2022-2023 School Year

NOTE: BLANKS IN PARENT PORTAL IDENTIFY THAT YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING TRANSPORTATION.

BASED ON THE INFORMATION BELOW, IF YOU BELIEVE YOU QUALIFY FOR DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT: 262-631-7138

Bus stop information will be on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal approximately 10-days before the 2022/2023 school year.

  • Buses will be disinfected using Zoono-Z71.
  • Facemasks are optional on school buses.
  • RUSD utilizes at its discretion First Student and the City of Racine Bus service for providing student transportation to and from schools.

Information about City Bus Partnership with RUSD
Over almost a two-year break from the partnership due to COVID-19 public transportation restrictions, RUSD will be returning to our pre-pandemic decades-old partnership with the City of Racine and its City transportation services (RYDE).  RUSD will again utilize RYDE to transport student’s 6th grade through 12th grade to and from school.  If a student in the given grade level resides within a half mile of an existing RYDE bus line and lives 2 miles or over from their assigned school, they will be assigned to and given a city bus pass from the school district to ride the bus to their school and back again.

Busing Eligibility

District Transportation Requirements
Students residing two (2) miles or more from their attendance area school or on a street deemed hazardous are eligible for transportation.  It is the parent/guardian responsibility to provide transportation to/from school for students living within two (2) miles of the school they are attending.  All initial determinations for transportation are determined by your residential address. To determine if your address qualifies for transportation, click here

My School, My Choice Acceptance Exceptions:
Transportation will be provided for students attending Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School, Red Apple Elementary School, REAL Middle and High School, Walden III Middle and High School, Gilmore Fine Arts and Starbuck Middle School (IB) as long as the main District requirements are met (e.g. a family lives more than 2 miles away from the school). For all schools not listed above, parents/guardians who select and are accepted to an alternative attendance area school (e.g. Live in Jerstad-Agerholm boundary, but select Mitchell) are responsible for transportation to and from school.

 

Monthly City Bus Passes Now Available for Purchase

RUSD has partnered with the City of Racine to sell monthly city bus passes to students in grades 6-12 that are not eligible for transportation (i.e., live under 2 miles from their school). Families can purchase monthly city bus passes for use during school days. Monthly passes will be available for purchase one week prior to the start of each month.
The monthly passes will cost $35.00 per month. During months that school is not in session for multiple days, (example: Nov. and Dec.) passes will be $30.00. View the full monthly payment schedule here. Please note, monthly rates will not be prorated.  
RUSD families can purchase their monthly city bus Monday - Friday between 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Our doors are locked at 4:30 PM) at the RUSD Transportation Office. 3109 Mount Pleasant Street ▪ BLDG #2 ▪ DOOR B. Anyone over the age of 18 with a valid ID, may pick up the city bus pass. Only electronic payments will be accepted. Cash will not be accepted. 
If you have any questions, please email transportation.department@rusd.org.

 

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