Western Dubuque Community School District
Address: 310 4th St. SW, PO Box 68 | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3885
Fax: (563) 744-3093
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Eligibility
STUDENT SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION ELIGIBILITY- Code No. 711.1

Elementary and middle school students living more than two miles from their designated school attendance center and high school students living more than three miles from their designated attendance center shall receive transportation to and from their attendance center at the expense of the school district.

Enrolled students requiring special education shall meet the distance requirements stated above for transportation to and from their designated attendance center at the expense of the school district. Costs associated with required specialized transportation or other required transportation in the student's individual education plan, other than to and from the child's home, and transportation to and from a special education instructional program shall be borne by the special education program. Required unique transportation according to the student's individualized education plan to and from the student's home to the special education program shall be the expense of the school district whether provided by the school district or by the parent.

Parents of students who live where transportation by bus is impracticable or unavailable may be required to furnish transportation to and from the designated attendance center at the expense of the school district. The School Board may require the parent to transport their children up to two miles to connect with school bus vehicles at the expense of the school district when conditions deem it advisable. It shall be within the discretion of the School Board to determine such conditions. Parents, who transport their children at the expense of the school district, shall be reimbursed at the rate per mile set by the state. A student may be required at the School Board's discretion to meet a school bus vehicle without reimbursement up to three-fourths of a mile.

Transportation arrangements made with a neighboring school district shall follow the terms of the agreement. Students, who choose to attend a school in a school district other than their resident school district, shall provide transportation to and from the school at their own expense unless the districts have an agreement to transport such students.
Additional Information

• Students shall only have one assigned stop and are not allowed to ride to other locations or ride to/from home with other students.

• If a student causes damage to the bus, he/she will be held financially responsible.

• If a student's transportation privileges have been suspended or revoked, the family is responsible for finding alternative means of transportation to school. Students who do not find other means of transportation and do not attend school will be considered truant.

• If a student's academic privileges have been suspended through suspension or expulsion, the student's transportation privileges are also suspended.

• A severe behavior such as, but not limited to injury to a fellow student, breaking the law, or gross disrespect and defiance of the driver may result in a suspension of services, revocation of services, or a police referral on a first or second referral.

• Fees - Fees will be affixed for certain transportation services determined annually by the Board of Education. These services will be suspended if fees are not paid on a timely manner. 
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