General EligibilityStudents attending public and non-public, not-for-profit, schools shall be transported to their schools, inside the Pittsburgh Public School District and those schools within ten (10) miles by public roads of the District boundaries in accordance with the following:
Distance Criteria1. Kindergarten through grade eight students are eligible for transportation if they live more than 1.5 miles from school.2. Grades nine through 12 students are eligible for transportation if they live more than 2 miles from school.3. Distances will be measured from the nearest point where a private way or private road connects the residence of the student to the nearest point where a public road touches the school grounds.
Exceptions1. Hazardous Routes: Exceptions to transportation eligibility can be made if the highway, road or traffic conditions are hazardous to the safety of the child. (Refer to Hazardous Routes Form)2. Medical Reasons: Students may qualify for transportation if the District Medical Consultant approves such transportation based upon information provided by student's medical provider. This information must be submitted to Health Services on the Medical Transportation form.3. Exceptional Children: Students who meet certain enrollment criteria specified by the Program for Students with Exceptionalities (PSE) may be provided transportation by the District upon recommendation of the Director of PSE.
External ResourcesFrequently Asked Questions: Pennsylvania Department of Education