Will students still be provided with transportation to and from school for 2023-2024?

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In July 2022, the Board of Education made several changes to Policy 5200 Student Transportation, including a requirement that all students who qualify for bus transportation must register to receive transportation, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. The mandatory transportation registration process will be available for families to elect in HCPSS Connect Synergy in the spring of 2023. Students who receive transportation as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan are exempt from this process and will continue to receive bus transportation. 

Safety will continue to be the top consideration when deciding if bus transportation will be provided to a household/neighborhood. If a household is in a non-transportation area and it is determined that it may be unsafe for students to walk, a bus will be provided.