Bus Transportation - FAQ (English)
The Carbon Valley Academy 2021/2022 Bus Program is designed to provide safe and efficient transportation that meets all of the requirements of the daily instructional program and extra-curricular activities. We are excited to provide more details about our new School Bus Program! Our FAQ Page is located here as well as a sign-up sheet to assist us in building out our routes.
How do I sign my child up for the Carbon Valley Academy Bus Service?
Families can submit a request for transportation services for the 2021-22 school year. The deadline to submit a request for bus services is Saturday, July 31st. Please note that submitting a request is not a guarantee of services. While we will make every effort to serve all eligible students, we cannot guarantee a stop near you until we have received enough information to build out effective routes. To sign your child up for the CVA Bus service please click on the link below.
How are routes being determined?
In order to serve as many students as possible, stops are being identified based on the goals of safety, efficiency, and distance between stops. Generally, stops will be located at neighborhood intersections, in order for the driver to have a wide area to scan for traffic and students. Other criteria are:
- Stops will be outside of a 1-mile radius of the school
- Generally, a bus stop will be assigned to areas where there are at least 4 students to pick up.
- Bus stops are placed at locations that meet defined criteria, including being centrally located and within a reasonable walking distance of the student’s homes.
When will the bus service begin?
Bus service is planned to begin with the start of the school year and is dependent on driver availability. While we are actively screening candidates we’d love for you to reach out if you have any friends or family members interested in being a bus driver for CVA!
When will I know if we will have a bus stop near us?
Requests will be reviewed, and CVA will notify families whether they have services by August 13th and before the start of the bus service. As stops are confirmed, families will receive information about their bus route and a Bus Rider Guide.
What Kind of Buses?
Carbon Valley Academy has purchased two new Saf-T Liner C2 School Buses. Each bus has a seating capacity of 77 students.
What will be the Procedures for Riders?
All riders will need to sign a Rider’s Code of Conduct which will outline expected behavior by all riders to ensure mutual respect and safety. More information will be sent in your Bus Rider Confirmation guide.
Are there driver job opportunities?
Yes! We are actively looking for two full-time drivers with a CDL license and at least one backup driver. Reach out to Michele Saller (michele.saller@CVAmail.com) if you or someone you know is interested!