Bus requests now open for 2022-23
PSD aims to transport as many students as possible to and from school. To ensure that families needing transportation receive this service, riders must now apply for busing each year, even if they’ve had busing before. Families may submit a PSD bus request for the 2022-23 school year here.
See the FAQS below or read the complete Bus Requests Now Open news item here.
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My student goes to Poudre High School or Fossil Ridge High School but lives within the boundaries of the new Timnath or Wellington middle/high schools. Can they request busing to and from Poudre or Fossil?
No. PSD is opening the new Wellington and Timnath middle/high schools in August. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who currently attend Poudre High School or Fossil Ridge High School but live in the Wellington or Timnath attendance areas are not eligible for busing to Poudre or Fossil Ridge.
My student was accepted to a school of choice. They were eligible for busing to and from their neighborhood school. Do their services transfer from the neighborhood to their choice school?
No. Busing is NOT provided for students who attend a school of choice or PSD-authorized charter school. If your student is eligible for busing at their neighborhood school but is switching to a school of choice, they will not receive busing.
If my student was previously approved for and currently receives busing, do I need to submit a request for the 2022-23 school year?
Yes. To ensure that families needing transportation receive this service, riders must apply for busing each year.
When will I find out if my student is approved for bus services for the 2022-23 school year?
Families will be notified a week before school starts if their student is scheduled to receive busing starting the first day of the 2022-23 school year.
Why does PSD have a bus request process?
The request process enables the Transportation Department to assess the current demand for services and provide busing based upon those needs.
How long do I have to apply for busing through this portal?
The busing request portal will be open from April 17 to July 15, 2022. The portal will not take any applications from July 16 through Aug. 15 to leave time for routing adjustments. Riders will be notified up to the week before school starts.
I’m having trouble with my ParentVUE account and cannot finish the bus request.
For help accessing your ParentVUE, please contact your school directly. Please visit our Access and Activate ParentVUE Account webpage for help.
PSD used to bus about 13,000 students before the pandemic. How many will be bused in the 2022-23 school year?
PSD is anticipating an increase in ridership in 2022-23, compared with the current school year, with some possible limitations because of a still-limited number of routes due to the ongoing bus driver shortage. That said, we do not have a specific number of riders that PSD will bus in 2022-23. All riders are required to submit a bus request and be approved for services. At this time, the district is not planning to provide School of Choice or alternate busing next school year.
If my student doesn’t receive services for the start of the school year, is there a possibility that they might be approved at another point during the 2022-23 school year?
We anticipate being able to honor all bus-eligible requests submitted by July 15. Bus-eligible requests submitted after July 15 will be evaluated as they are received and assigned as busing is available.
Are masks required on school buses?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is no longer requiring people to wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school programs. Parents of students who receive busing were emailed March 3, 2022, about the change in mask protocol.
The CDC made this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 community level. The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment announced on March 1, 2022, that Larimer County was at the low-risk level.
We cannot predict what public health conditions may be at the start of the next school year. PSD will continue to follow public health guidelines and requirements and adapt to changing health conditions.
I want to help and become a bus operator. What do I do?
Visit the “Be a PSD Bus Driver” web page for information about PSD’s competitive salary and benefits; training provided by PSD; the process of becoming a licensed school bus operator; and more.