Why do we need to register for bus transportation service?

Howard County Board of Education Policy 5200 Student Transportation requires students who are eligible for transportation to register annually and states, in part, that:

  • Every student deemed eligible must submit a request for assignment before they will be provided with transportation services.
  • Service will be provided to eligible students after their request for assignment is approved and processed by the Student Transportation Office.
  • A new request for transportation services will be required for each school year.
  • Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a Section 504 plan with transportation as a related service are exempt from the requirements in this section.

Registering for transportation will result in more efficient and agile transportation operations by providing the Office of Student Transportation accurate ridership data.