Transportation Eligibility

Students who are granted permission to attend a school other than their designated neighborhood schools, or who reside outside the district boundaries, must provide their own transportation except as provided by the Unitary Status Plan.

According to Policy EEA, school bus transportation is provided for students as follows:

  1. Students attending elementary school who live 1 ½ miles or more from school.
  2. Middle school students or sixth grade students who are assigned to a junior high school who live at least 2 ½ miles from school with no public bus service.
  3. Junior high school students who live at least 2 ½ miles from school with no public bus service.
  4. Senior high school students who live at least 2 ½ miles from school with no public bus service.
  5. In accordance with A.R.S. §15-764, handicapped children (as defined by A.R.S. §15-761) in connection with any program, class or service.

For purposes of this policy, eligibility distance is determined by using the most direct route.

Please note that eligible students who attend a K-8 school will receive transportation if they live 1 ½ miles or more from school.

If you live within the boundaries of a racially concentrated school and choose a school through Open Enrollment, your child may be eligible for Incentive Transportation under the provisions of the district's Unitary Status Plan. Please contact TUSD Transportation (520-225-4800) or School Community Services (520-225-6400) for more information.