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School Bus Pass/Application

2024-2025 School Bus Pass Process

**At this time bus seating is limited.  Bus pass applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.** 

(714) 990-7837

The District has established a transportation fee for the 2024-2025 school year. Because we are charging a fee for bus service, MOST children in grades K-12 may be able to ride the bus by walking to a conveniently located neighborhood location. The District’s Board Policies state that students who reside beyond the minimum transportation distances listed below shall be eligible for transportation service to the school of their attendance area: (BP/AR 3540/3541)

  1. For elementary school students: 
    1. Grades K-3: three-fourths mile, pass required
    2. Grades 4-6: one mile, pass required 
  2. For students attending junior high school: 
    1. Grades 7-8: one mile, pass required
  3. For students attending high school:
    1. Grades 9-12: two miles, pass required


Application Window for School Year 2024-2025

Applications for bus passes can be accessed online and submitted as follows:

  • July 1, 2024 - July 25, 2024 at 5:00pm: Applications will be accepted and bus passes will be processed.
  • July 26, 2024 - July 31, 2024: Application window will be closed to allow transportation to assign routes and produce bus passes.
  • August 1, 2024 - August 10, 2024: Applications will be accepted and bus passes will be available for processing.
  • August 11, 2024 - August 16, 2024: Application window will be closed to allow transportation to assign routes and produce bus passes.
  • August 19, 2024 - June 2025: Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis for the remainder of the school year.
Application Process for School Year 2024-2025

Applications and payments for bus passes must be completed prior to your student riding the bus.  If you have any questions, please contact Transportation Services at (714) 990-7837 or via email at [email protected]

2024 / 2024 Bus Pass Application

2024 / 2025 Bus Pass Application - Spanish Version

All major credit cards and debit cards are accepted as an online payment. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with an invoice for payment. Payment is due upon receipt in order to secure your student's seat on the school bus. Failure to make timely payment, will result in the application being cancelled and the application process must be restarted.

Payments made with a personal check, cashier's check, or money order can be mailed to the M.O.T. Office located at 565 N. Berry St., Brea 92821.  Cash is accepted only by visiting our M.O.T office.  Hours of operation Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please call M.O.T. to make an appointment. Please arrive with the exact amount. 


Bus passes will be given to the school bus driver to hand to your student once payment has been processed.

If you have any questions, please contact Transportation Services at (714) 990-7837 or email at [email protected].


Ridership Fees
All students riding school buses from home-to-school and/or school-to-home shall pay bus pass fees and any additional fees (credit card service fee of 2.1%) as set forth by the Board of Education:



Annual Round Trip

Round Trip

1st Child





2nd Child





3rd Child





Additional Children






Free or Reduced Rate
The following student bus riders on home-to-school routes shall be exempt from the fee schedule above: 

  • Students receiving special educational services which includes door-to-door transportation as specified in their IEP.
  • Families who had their income verified and qualified for free or reduced transportation by completing the Titan Meal application - If you have any question regarding your Titan Meal Application, please contact our Food Services Department at (714) 990-7805.

Issuance of Bus Passes
Passes shall be issued annually, by semester, roundtrip or one-way. The pass will provide for home-to-school and school-to-home or one-way transportation as specified for each school day. If you are purchasing a semester pass, another application must be completed and paid for by you in late December / early January to avoid interruption in your student's school transportation.

Students purchasing a home-to-school and school-to-home bus pass will be guaranteed a seat on a school bus.

Bus passes will be issued with the student's picture, name, school of attendance, grade, and assigned bus stops.  Your child's most current yearbook photo on the bus application on file will be used to complete the bus pass.  Students who are new to the District or do not have a yearbook photo on file will need to send a current portrait type photo to [email protected].  Please do not bring students to be photographed if they already have a photo on file.  New photographs will be denied.  Please continue to check your email for both notice of incomplete application or notice of payment due.   After a bus pass is processed, the pass will be given to the school bus driver to hand to your student at the appropriate bus stop once payment has been processed.  Have your student bring with them proof of purchase, such as a receipt, in case their bus pass has not been printed.  The receipt will serve as their pass to ride until the bus pass is printed.  Only those on our list will be allowed to board the school bus.  

Lost Bus Pass
If a bus pass is damaged, lost, or stolen, or if the wrong stop has been chosen and must be changed, a replacement pass will need to be purchased at a cost of $20.00.  This replacement fee also applies to those students who qualified for free transportation.  Contact Transportation Services at 990-7837 if this should occur.

Ridership Eligibility Conditions
All students will be required to comply with rules and regulations regarding pupil transportation as set forth in District policies and procedures. In addition, students who continually forget to bring their bus passes, students loaning passes or using bus passes that do not belong to them, or students attempting to obtain transportation service without paying the proper fees, may be denied transportation services for the balance of the school year.

No Pass No Ride

Bus and Bus Stop Assignment
Possession of a current bus pass entitles a student to ride to and from his/her school as purchased.  Students will be picked up and dropped off at the stop determined to be the safest and nearest his/her home. (Ed. Code 39831.5)

Students are not permitted to disembark at any stop other than his/her own designated stop.

Students who reside across the street from their bus stop MUST be escorted across the street by the driver with the red crossing lights activated, if approved.  Students must follow the procedures and instructions of the driver during the escort procedure.  

Please note: Transportation is only provided to students in the Country Hills area who reside in the Gingerwood or Glenbrook areas.


  • Your family moves out of the District (withdrawal slip required).
  • Your student enters a special education program where the IEP qualifies the student for free transportation.
  • Your family moves to an area within the District where your student will be able to walk to school.

Requests for refunds must be made at the Transportation office and the pass must be surrendered at the time of request.  Refunds will be prorated for the remaining time of validity of the pass less a $25.00 handling fee.  Refunds will not be given for unused bus passes.

Bus Pass Violations
The District's administrative procedure pertaining to the suspension of bus riding privileges shall apply to the abuse/misuse of one's bus pass. A telephone call will be made directly to the parent/guardian and a Disciplinary Report will be filed by the driver when a student engages in the following:

  • Using or attempting to use an expired bus pass.
  • Loaning or borrowing a bus pass or altering one's permanent bus pass.
  • Using or attempting to use a stolen, found, or forged pass.
  • Students must respect the rights of property owners near the stop; vandalism, dangerous
    play or excessive noise may result in disciplinary action.
  • Bus safety rules are violated.

The specific District administrative procedures of progressive discipline apply to student misconduct aboard buses and shall be applied to instances of abuse and misuse of bus passes outlined above.  Progressive discipline may be skipped based on the severity of the infraction.  No refund for unused bus passes shall be granted when riding privileges are suspended.

Discipline Policy

First Offense:
Verbal counsel with student by school administrator. Possible detention. Citation sent home for parent signature and returned to school

Second Offense:

1 - 3 day suspension from all buses. Citation sent home for parent signature and returned to school

Third Offense:

5 – 10 day suspension from all buses. Citation sent home for parent signature and returned to school.

Fourth Offense:

Loss of transportation from all buses. Citation sent home from parent signature and returned to school.


Displaying / Scanning Bus Passes
A student will be required to display/scan his/her bus pass to the bus driver each and every time they load and unload from the bus at bus stops and school loading zones.

Students should arrive at their designated school bus stop at least five (5) minutes prior to their scheduled pick up time.

Effective August 15, 2024 students must have a bus pass. NO PASS, NO RIDE. A student will be denied transportation on the bus in the afternoon when loading at a school site.  Uninterrupted transportation service can only be maintained if a student has in his/her possession a valid bus pass and presents it to the bus driver as required.

Returned Checks
Checks that are returned from a bank due to insufficient funds will be returned to the Business Services department.  A certified letter will be sent to the parent/guardian for financial settlement.

If financial settlement can not be made, the parent/guardian, school, and bus driver shall be notified when transportation will be denied. Returned checks are subject to a $25.00 service charge.



  • Respect and obey your bus driver
  • Line up and have bus pass in your hand to show the driver prior to arrival of the bus
  • Follow seating directions and remain in your seat at all times with the seat belt on
  • No eating, drinking or chewing gum on the bus at any time
  • No littering or spitting inside or outside the bus
  • Speak quietly and do not yell out side the bus
  • Fighting and profanity is prohibited
Authority of the Driver:  5CCR 14103:  Pupils transported in a school bus or in a school pupil activity bus SHALL be under the authority of, and responsible directly to, the driver of the bus, and the driver SHALL be held responsible for the orderly conduct of the pupils while they are on the bus or being escorted across a street, highway, or road.  Continued disorderly conduct or persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the driver SHALL be sufficient reason for a pupil to be denied transportation. 
    • Arrive 5 minutes early to the bus stop
    • Always walk your child to the school bus
    • Never run to or from the bus
    • Remind your child to stay in line
    • Stand back from the curb, wait in line and don't push or shove
    • Make a point of meeting your child's school bus driver
    • Follow the driver's instructions
    • Meet your child at the bus stop at the end of the day
    • Stay in your seat facing forward while the bus is in motion
    • Provide alternate phone numbers for emergencies
    • Stay out of the school bus's danger zone - anywhere within 12 feet of the bus
School Bus Danger Zones