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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who should I call if I have questions regarding transportation?
A. Call Crane Schools Transportation Department at 928-373-3464, 928- 373-3466 or 928-373-3465
Q. How do I find out if my child qualifies for transportation?
A. See the Transportation Eligibility page or contact Crane Transportation Department.
Q. Do Open Enrollment students qualify for transportation?
A. No, open enrollment students that live outside their home school boundaries or outside of Crane District do not qualify for transportation. Gowan Science Academy is the only Crane School that has transportation for all attending students.
Q. If my child qualifies for transportation, how will I receive my child's bus stop info?
A. If your child is registered for bus service, information will be available at each school’s open house, July 29th and 30th, on ParentVue or by calling Crane Transportation Department.
Q. What time should my student arrive at the a.m. bus stop?
A. Students are asked to be at their designated bus stop location at least 5 minutes prior to scheduled pick-up time, per The National Safety Council.
Q. The bus didn't show up on time for my child. How long should he/she wait at the stop?
A. Your child should arrive at the stop at least 10 minutes before the scheduled arrival time of the bus. If the bus is late, ask your child to remain at the stop. Buses break down, roads are blocked, drivers become ill or have emergencies, but there will always be a bus at every stop. If the wait becomes 10 minutes or longer, call the Transportation Department at 928-373-3466 or 373-3465.
Q. Who do I call if my child leaves items on the bus?
A. Call the Transportation Office
Q. Do Pre-K students qualify for transportation?
A. No, not unless they are in Exceptional Education programs and have an IEP for transportation.
Q. If my child lives outside of Crane and attends a Crane school, does my child qualify for transportation?
A. No.
Q. Can my child's pick up and drop off addresses differ?
A. Yes. Please contact your school to follow the process for approval. Upon approval by the Transportation Department, your child will be issued a bus pass.
The addresses have to be consistent. The alternate pick up or drop off address must be in your attendance area. You must be eligible for transportation based on your home address, not the alternate address.

Q. Are there monitors on the bus?
A. Only on buses servicing students receiving specialized transportation.
Q. What are the bus rules?
A. See the bus conduct page for the rules of behavior.
Q. What if my child receives a bus conduct report?
A. All bus conduct reports are sent to the school administrator. According to district policy, the school administrator determines all disciplinary action.
Q. Will my student ride the same bus in the afternoon as the morning?
A. We attempt to route students on the same bus with the same bus driver, but this is not always possible.
Q. Who's responsible for getting my child from daycare to the bus or from the bus to daycare?
A. The daycare staff stands in the place of the parent and must meet the child at the bus just as a parent would. Please take this into account when considering child care.
Q. My child is in kindergarten, will they be let off the bus if I’m not at the bus stop?
A. Yes. If you do not want your child to get off the bus unless you are there, please instruct you child to stay on the bus. Have them inform the driver that you are not there. The driver will return your child to their school at the end of the run.