Pay-to-Ride Transportation for Community Students

Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, all preschool children will have the opportunity for bus transportation, including community students. In June 2020, the board approved a “Pay-to-Ride” option for community students who do not qualify for district-provided bussing due to funding restrictions. We hope that many parents will find this option appealing and convenient for their community student(s).


Pay-to-Ride Transportation for Community Students
FULL YEAR TOTAL: $507.00
SEMESTER TOTAL: $253.50


Only students designated as “community students” will pay a transportation fee. All other students qualify for reimbursable district-provided transportation.

Students will receive their pick-up and drop-off times in PowerSchool, prior to the first day of school.

Students should be ready and waiting for the bus at least ten (10) minutes prior to the time listed on the bus times.

Age- and size-appropriate child safety restraint systems will be utilized for preschool bur riders.

Each preschool bus will have a driver and one para.

A responsible person must be present for preschooler pick-up and drop-off.

If your child will not require bus transportation to or from school for the day please contact the Transportation Department.

No food or drink on the bus.

Pay-to-Ride transportation is offered on a space-available, first-come, first-serve basis.


At any time please feel free to contact Mathes Early Learning Center or the Transportation Department with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s transportation.

If you are interested in utilizing the “Pay-to-Ride” transportation for your community student, please email smckenzie@usd345.com to get started.