The 2021-22 Transportation Bus Application is here!
Masks will be required on the buses. There will be assigned seats on the busses as well this year.
The 2021-2022 application will be accepted throughout the school year.
Please do not pay the fees yet, you will be notified via ParentSquare if you owe any busing fees.
Click on the application below:
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
Do I have to fill out an application for transportation each year?
Yes, you must complete a new Transportation application each year.
When can I complete a transportation application?
Transportation applications can be completed starting July 15th for the next school year, or anytime during the school year.
Can we use an updated photo for my student?
If you would like an updated picture for your student, please email an updated picture (with your student's name) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How much is the transportation fee?
The Fee Schedule for transportation is as follows:
1st and 2nd student per family = $280.00 each student per year
3rd student and more per family= $145.00 each student per year
Is assistance available if I cannot afford the transportation fee?
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.
If applying for Free or Reduced-Fee Transportation, eligibility is based on INCOME or SPECIAL ED IEP. If eligibility is based on income level, please complete the annual Data Confirmation process through each student's Homelink account.
When are transportation fees due?
Transportation fees can be paid in-person, by mail, or online.
How do I pay transportation fees for the initial application if it is owed?
For your convenience: a.) You may pay your student’s 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 b.)If you are making a payment by check or money order, mail or bring with the completed application to the LMUSD Transportation office. Make checks payable to LMUSD Transportation. c). If you are paying by cash, please come to the Transportation Office at 710 Huasna Rd, in Arroyo Grande. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH. THE TRANSPORTATION OFFICE ACCEPTS CREDIT, CASH OR CHECKS.
I would rather not pay the full $280.00 transportation fee for the entire year right now. What can I do?
You may contact the Transportation office at (805) 474-3100 to request a monthly payment plan. All monthly payment are due the first of the month for that month. Initial fees for Full pay are $64.00 to start and $27.00 per month for 8 months.
Initial fees for Reduced or One way (AM only or PM only) are $37.00 to start and $13.50 per month for 8 months. Both fees already include the $10.00 fee for the bus pass.
Will masks be required on the bus?
What happens if I move during the school year?
You must advise the school and provide proof of your new residence to the school. You also need to advise the Transportation Department of your new address. If you remain eligible to transportation services after your move, you will need to obtain a new bus pass for the new bus stop. The old bus pass must be surrendered to the Transportation Department. There will be a $10.00 fee to replace the bus pass.
I am an emancipated student. Do I still need to pay transportation fees?
No. Emancipated students are exempt from any bus transportation fees. You must contact Families in Transitions (805) 474-3900 and they will contact us to set up transportation for you. The school counselor can also help you with this.
Please tell me about the bus pass.
A bus pass will be issued to each student who has submitted a bus pass application and has paid fees. The pass is the property of Lucia Mar Unified School District and students may be asked to have their pass replaced if the information cannot 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. All students riding the bus must swipe their bus pass each time they get on and off the bus.
Can my child ride the bus to or from a relative, babysitter, or my work address before or after school?
No. 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. We do not transport students from an address closest to a relative, baby sitter, or work address.
What if my child loses his/her bus pass?
Bus passes that are lost, stolen, mutilated or damaged must be replaced at a cost of $10.00. Please contact the transportation office at (805) 474-3100, or come into the office to request a replacement bus pass.
What will happen if my child boards the bus without his/her bus pass?
Procedures for all students who board a bus without a bus pass is as follows: 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 Transportation Department and parent(s)/ guardian(s) will be informed of the warning by mail. The letter will state the reason for verbal warning and a date to comply. If by that date, the Transportation Office has not received the completed 2021-22 school bus application and payment, or your child still is not bringing a current bus pass, your child will no longer be permitted to ride the school bus.
What are the bussing limits? Which students are eligible to ride school busses?
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 of residence
Middle School students (grades 7-8) who live more than two (2) miles from school of residence
Elementary School students (grades 1-6) who live more than two (2) miles from school of residence
Kindergarten Students who live more than three-quarters (3/4) of a mile from school of residence
NOTE: WE DO NOT BUS STUDENTS WHO ARE ON AN INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER.
We have already paid our transportation fees but will no longer be using the bus. Can I have a refund?
No. Refunds for bus transportation fees paid will be made to parent(s)/guardian(s) only when a student leaves the district.
We have already paid our transportation fees for the year, but now we’re moving to another school district. Can I get a refund?
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 $20.00 processing fee will apply.