The 2016-17 Transportation Bus Application is here! Please print and fill out appropriate forms and mail with payment to the Transportation Department 710 Huasna Road Arroyo Grande CA 93420. The Transportation Office only accepts checks or cash. Office Hours are 8am to 4pm. Please call (805) 474-3100 if any further assistance is needed. Thank you. The 2016-17 application will be accepted throughout the school year. Payment must be included at time application is received; or application will be returned. Visit the link below to submit an online payment for bus service payments. If paying online, please forward a copy of online confirmation # with application; or application can not be processed. Click on the application below: Bus and Meal Application 2016-2017 2016-17-Aplicacion Espanol **Applications must be signed and turned in. They cannot be signed electronically.** Transportation – Bus Pass Fees / How To Pay For the 2016-2017 school year, the current bus fees are: $270.00 = Regular fee per student $27.00 = Regular fee monthly payment per month per student. (Amount is averaged for 10 months*) $135.00 = Reduced fee per student $13.50 = Reduced fee monthly payment per month per student. (Amount is averaged for 10 months*) *based on income NOTE: A bus pass fee of $10.00 in addition to registration cost applies for all who qualify for Transportation services, regardless of income category. This fee recovers the cost of materials and maintenance of printer. $10 is due at time application is received or application will be returned. Monthly payments are due on the 1st of every month. If paying online, forward copy of online payment with application Click here for Online Payment (external link) Walk-in or mail your application with payment to: Transportation Department View Larger Map 710 Huasna Road Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 The Transportation Office only accepts checks, cash, or money orders. Transportation is located at the end of Branch Street driving through the Village of Arroyo Grande, We are located at the Intersection of Branch & Huasna on the right side of Huasna where the school buses can be seen. Transportation – Bus Payment Program – FAQ Questions How much is the transportation fee? When are transportation fees due? How do I pay transportation fees? Is assistance available if I cannot afford the transportation fee? I would rather not pay the full $280 transportation fee for the entire year right now. What can I do? I’m an emancipated student, do I still have to pay transportation fees? Please tell me about the bus pass. What if my child loses his/her bus pass? What will happen if my child boards the bus without his/her bus pass? What are the bussing limits? Which students are eligible to ride school busses? We have already paid our transportation fees but will no longer be using the bus. Can I have a refund? We’ve already paid our transportation fees for the year, but now we’re moving to another district. Can I get a refund? Answers Q 1. How much is the transportation fee? A The Fee Schedule for transportation is as follows: 1st and 2nd student per family = $280 each student per year 3rd student and more per family = $135 each additional student An annual $10 bus pass fee per child/student is required in addition to the above transportation fees. Q 2. When are transportation fees due? A All bus transportation fees are due and payable 1st of the month Q 3. How do I pay transportation fees? A For your convenience: a.) You may pay your student’s bus transportation fee online. The electronic payment system is located on Lucia Mar’s Transportation home page Welcome to Transportation. You may pay by credit card or by providing your checking account information for electronic withdrawal. Remember; if you are paying online, you still need to mail or deliver the completed application for bus service to the Transportation office. b.) If you are making your payment by check or money order, mail it to LMUSD Transportation with the completed application. Make checks payable to: Lucia Mar USD. c.) If you’d like to pay by cash, please come to the Transportation office at 710 Huasna Road in Arroyo Grande. Q 4. Is assistance available if I cannot afford the transportation fee? A Providing that the student is eligible for bus transportation based upon residence and school of attendance, the District will offer assistance to families who meet the income eligibility guidelines. You can access the INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR TRANSPORTATION by clicking on the tab to the left side of the screen.If you are applying for free or reduced-fee bus transportation, you must complete the Income Disclosure Statement on the application form as well as the LUCIA MAR UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT APPLICATION FOR FREE OR REDUCED-FEE BUS TRANSPORTATION FY 2010/2011. The reduced-fee rate shall be $145 per year per student. Q 5. I would rather not pay the full $280 transportation fee for the entire year right now. What can I do? A You may contact the Transportation office at (805) 474-3100 to request a monthly payment plan. All monthly payments are due on the 1st of the month. Q 6. I’m an emancipated student, do I still have to pay transportation fees? A No. Emancipated students are exempt from any bus transportation fees. Q 7. Please tell me about the bus pass. A A bus pass will be issued to each student who has paid fees. The bus pass shall be shown to the driver on the morning and afternoon route when boarding the bus. The pass is the property of Lucia Mar Unified School District and students may be asked to have their pass replaced if the information can not be read clearly. Possession of a current bus pass entitles students to ride to and from their designated school and bus stop only on their assigned bus. Students will be assigned to the bus stop that is closest to their residence. Q 8. What if my child loses his/her bus pass? A Bus passes that are lost, stolen, or mutilated may be replaced at a cost of $10. Please contact the Transportation office at (805) 474-3100 to request a replacement bus pass. Q 9. What will happen if my child boards the bus without his/her bus pass? A Bus Pass Violations:Procedures for all students who board a bus without a bus pass is as follows: 1st Time: The student will be provided bus transportation. The student will receive a verbal warning that he/she needs to carry a bus pass. A notice will be filed with the LMUSD Transportation Department and parent(s)/guardian(s) will be informed of the warning by telephone. 2nd Time: The student will be provided bus transportation. The student will receive a written notice that will be filed in the LMUSD Transportation Department and a copy of the notice will be mailed to the student’s home regarding the procedure. 3rd Time: Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be contacted by telephone as soon as possible to inform them that future bus transportation is denied to the student. Parent(s)/guardian(s) will receive a written copy of the notice and a telephone call informing them of the denial. Fees will not be refunded. Q 10. What are the bussing limits? Which students are eligible to ride school busses? A Per LMUSD Board Policy No. 3550, Business, Transportation, the following criteria will determine which students are eligible for home-to-school transportation: High School students (grades 9-12) who live more than three (3) miles from school Middle School Students (grades 7-8) who live more than two (2) miles from school Elementary Students (grades 1-6) who live more than two (2) miles from school Kindergarten Students who live more than three-quarters (3/4) of one mile from school Q 11. We have already paid our transportation fees but will no longer be using the bus. Can I have a refund? A No. Refunds for bus transportation fees paid will be made to parent(s)/guardian(s) only when a student leaves the district. This request must be submitted in writing along with the bus pass to the Transportation office. The refund will be prorated according to the number of unused days based on the date of disenrollment. A $20 processing fee will apply. Q 12. We’ve already paid our transportation fees for the year, but now we’re moving to another district. Can I get a refund? A Yes. You may request a refund in writing and send your request along with the student’s bus pass to the Transportation office. The refund will be prorated according to the number of unused days based on the date of disenrollment. A $20 processing fee will apply.