TUSD parents urged to register for fall school bus service
May 15 is deadline to sign up for school transportation
As this school year is winding down, it is time to start thinking about bus transportation for 2012-2013.
Tucson Unified School District has implemented the Get on the Bus program which requires parents to register their child for school transportation by May 15 for the school year that starts Aug. 2.
“The district is taking a number of steps to improve transportation and communications,” said TUSD Director of Transportation Paul Larson. “We have assembled a transportation task force to coordinate collecting transportation-related data. In addition, a new phone system will improve our ability to handle the volume of phone calls at the start of school.”
The registration process applies only to students who are new to the district or changing schools. Once each student is registered, bus-stop information will be mailed to the family one week before school begins.
Those who register after the deadline may not receive school transportation on the first day of school, however, TUSD will make sure students receive school transportation as soon as possible.
In order to register and receive more information about the new program visit TUSD's website or call the district's customer care center at 225-4800. The care center is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Additional enrollment questions can be answered at your child's school or from School Community Services at 225-6400.