Transportation for Application Programs
Pinellas County Schools provides arterial school bus transportation for magnet and career academy program students who live more than two miles from their schools. Arterial routing restricts bus operation to main roads and limits the number of stops to keep bus rides as short as practicable. Arterial School bus stops may be farther than one and one-half (1 1/2) miles from the students' residences. Students may be required to cross a multi-lane road (3 or more lanes).
- For ESE students who have an IEP that requires transportation or Section 504 students that require specialized transportation, that transportation is provided to their zoned school. If parents choose to enroll the student in a DAP, arterial transportation will be provided, consistent with the transportation provided to non-disabled students.
For programs with application areas, transportation is only provided to eligible students within the application area. Some programs have unique application and transportation areas. See the District Application Programs Procedures for additional details.
Parents must provide transportation for their children to the six countywide elementary and three middle school fundamental schools. Exception: The district provides transportation to Thurgood Marshall Middle School for eligible students. Students in fundamental programs at Osceola, Boca Ciega, and Dunedin High Schools will receive transportation within their identified transportation area, or parents must provide transportation to the nearest bus stop within the application area.For more information, contact the Transportation Call Center at 727-587-2020 or visit the district transportation page here.