The Elk Grove Unified School District Transportation Department provides home-to-school transportation to traditional, year-round and special education students who reside within the board-approved busing guidelines, as well as transportation for field trips. The district’s buses travel more than 2.5 million miles a year and transport more than 10,000 students each day.
Elk Grove Unified also recognizes the important role buses play in saving lives, reducing traffic and
improving air quality. The district operates one of the cleanest fleets in California. Thanks to grants from our local air quality district, Elk Grove Unified currently operates 20 buses that run on clean, compressed natural gas. In addition, the district received grant funding that enabled the placement of 58 particulate traps on buses – dramatically reducing emissions. Currently, Elk Grove Unified is pursuing other grant opportunities to test one of the first hybrid electric school buses when they become available.
Foggy Day / Inclement Weather Policy
Foggy or inclement weather may result in service delays or cancellations. By law, school buses are prohibited from traveling when there is less than 200 feet of visibility in each direction. Parents are advised to listen to or watch local television and radio stations for weather updates and service delays. You may also call our weather hotline at (916) 686-7733 and select #3 or check this website for updates. Students should not stand at the bus stop longer than 30 minutes beyond the usual bus arrival time. Remember, while the sun may have broken through in your area, your bus may still be experiencing delays.
Calculating Time Student Will Be Home on a Minimum Day
The drivers run the same route as on a regular schedule so if your student has a 20 minute ride it should still be around 20 minutes from the time school gets out.
Example school is normally out at 3:00 pm and my student gets home at 3:45 pm so the ride is 45 minutes. If the school gets out at 1:00 pm today add the 45 minutes and they should be home at around 1:45 p.m.