How does ZCS establish bus routes?
While we make every effort to stop at riders' homes, it is sometimes necessary that we offer "cluster" stops, where one or more families are picked up and/or dropped off at a location along the current routes.
If I elect to have my child(ren) ride the bus, may I have a guest ride home with them?
Families using the bus service may have their child(ren) ride on any bus at no charge. However, notes of permission must be given to the office at least two school days prior to the requested date(s) if a riding family desires to have their children dropped off at any location other than their scheduled stop, regardless of which route the stop is on. Permission will be granted only if the bus has not reached its rider capacity.
Families using the bus service may elect to have up to ten guest riders (not families) come home with their children per school year without additional charge, provided a request be submitted to the office at least two school days prior to the requested date(s). The request must include the names of the guest riders, and will only be granted if the bus has not reached its rider capacity.
May I elect to have my child(ren) ride the bus on some days, but not on others?
A part-time rider fee adjustment is available to those whose oldest child is in grade one or higher. Families riding the bus five or fewer times per week will be charged the pre-kindergarten rate. Those riding six times or more per week are charged the full rate.