Avery County Schools Policy Policy Code: 6322



Any student assigned to a school which is one and a half miles or more from his or her residence is eligible for transportation services to and from school. . In addition, a student identified as having special needs will be provided with transportation services if entitled to such by federal and state laws and regulations. Also, the superintendent or his or her designee will consider applications in the following situations:

• when factors are present which may endanger the safety of students walking to the school;

• when the student is medically certified as temporarily incapacitated;

• if the student has voluntarily requested a transfer from the regularly assigned school may apply but is not guaranteed transportation services.


The parent or guardian of any child enrolled in school may request bus services. The request should be made to the principal of the assigned school or other designated official. The principal or other designated official will forward the application to the superintendent or his or her designee. If the application is denied by the superintendent or his or her designee, the parent may seek review of the decision in accordance with the student grievance policy, Student and Parent Grievance Procedure (policy 1740/4010).

The board will direct that the student be provided transportation services if either (1) the board finds that the student is entitled to be transported to and from such school upon the school bus designated in the application; or (2) if the board finds that the transportation of the student upon such bus to and from such school is in the best interest of the student, will not interfere with the proper administration of such school, or with the safe and efficient transportation by school bus of other students enrolled in the school and will not endanger the health or safety of the children there enrolled.

Legal References: G.S. 115C-239, -240, -241, -244; Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities, State Board of Education Policy EXCP-000

Cross Reference: Student and Parent Grievance Procedure (policy 1740/4010)

Adopted: 8/05/02 Revised: 11/03/08; 4/28/17

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Avery County Schools Policy Code: 6322