Are You Eligible For Bus Transportation?

Board Policy on Bus Transportation Eligibility

The Verona Area School District’s board policy on transportation eligibility (click here to view) shares that Badger Bus MUST provide transportation to: 
•Kindergarten to 5th grade students if they live 1.25 miles or more from their school
•6th-12th grade students if they live 2.0 miles or more from their school
Exceptions are made for students who need to cross “unusually hazardous” transportation corridors discussed below. In addition, families who live within the mileage limit according to Google Maps distance, but still desire transportation, they must fill out a special transportation request by clicking here.

The means of determining the distance to a school is by use of Google Maps, walking distance, which utilizes available bike/pedestrian paths. There are a small number of households which Badger Bus deems as walkable even though Google maps shares that household as transportation eligible (meaning the walk is farther than district policy states per age group). This occurs because Google often directs a student to a front door of the school building, causing a considerable extra walking distance. To help address this situation, Badger Bus has worked with the school district to list the following addresses for parents to enter in Google maps when trying to determine if your student is eligible for transportation or is within walking distance: 

- New Century and Sugar Creek students should use the New Century address (401 W. Verona Ave.) 
- Verona Area High School students should use 308 N. Main St. as the school's address
- For Badger Ridge Middle School and Core Knowledge Charter School students, use 105 Llanos St. or 467 Basswood Ave. as the school's address depending on the location of your household from the school

Unusually Hazardous Corridors/Intersections:
There are instances that Google Maps suggests a route that would have a student crossing an intersection deemed hazardous by the Dane Co Sheriff's Department. In those instances, if there is a walking path that does not include a hazardous intersection/corridor, that distance will be used to determine transportation eligibility. 

If you have questions on your student(s) distance or walking path to their school, please contact Badger Bus’ Brenda Anderson at brendaa@badgerbus.com.
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