Transportation is provided for students who live at least 1 ½ miles from their neighborhood school. Bus stops are established in accordance with Anchorage School District Transportation Department criteria.
Special Needs Transportation
Transportation is provided for students as a related service and part of the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). For more information, see Transporting Children with special needs, an informational guide for parents, teachers, school bus drivers and attendants.
Transportation is provided for students who must walk across or along an unsafe roadway that has been designated "hazardous" by the Anchorage School District Hazardous Transportation Committee and the School Board. The Committee evaluates areas based on the Hazardous Transportation Guidelines.
Learn more about safe walking routes.
Field Trips and Activities
Field Trip and Activity Transportation is also provided by school buses for school related activities. Students are transported to athletic events and to locations around Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska to pursue educational opportunities. The Transportation Department dispatches approximately 6,000 field and activity trips annually.
Many factors are considered before delaying or canceling school for severe weather. The Winter Weather page explains the decision process and school policy.
The Rules and Safety page explains:
- Safe conduct on the bus
- Rules and policies
- Seat belt info
- Safe walking routes