School Bus Services and Other Options

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Getting Started

Registration: Bus-riding students must register as such during their first week of riding the bus. Registration is important for several reasons, but most notably so that the driver may become acquainted with students riding his or her bus.

Bus Rules: Students eligible to ride 4J buses will receive a letter at the beginning of the school year explaining district and state school bus rules and regulations. Parents are expected to go over these rules with their children to help assure they will be safe while riding the bus.

Bus Stops: Bus-riding students are assigned a stop based on where they live. Students must use their assigned stop unless they have written permission from a parent or guardian and the school to do otherwise. Other students may be allowed to ride the bus under certain circumstances; parents should call the 4J Transportation Department at 541-790-7474.

Who Can Ride?

Elementary and Middle School: Elementary students who live 1 mile or more from their neighborhood school and middle school students who live 1.5 miles or more from their neighborhood school may ride 4J buses to and from that school. Exceptions are granted for students who live closer than the 1-mile or 1.5-mile limits, but who cannot safely walk to school.

High School: Students at 4J high schools are encouraged to walk, bike or ride public transportation to school. The district provides school bus services only for those high school students who live more than 1.5 miles from a Lane Transit District (LTD) stop, and those who are assigned school bus services as part of their special education program.

Free LTD bus passes are available to high school students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, live within the attendance area of the high school they are attending, live more than 1.5 miles from the school and do not receive school bus transportation. Passes are valid anytime on any LTD bus route.

Alternative Schools and School Transfers: Families enrolled in alternative schools and families who have chosen to transfer to another neighborhood school must provide their own transportation, except for those who receive transportation as part of their special needs program.

Other Transportation Options

Walk, Bike or Carpool: The Point2Point SchoolSolutions program provides a free walk group, bike group and carpool match service to help you connect with nearby families whose students attend the same school.