Transportation

Transportation at American Leadership Academy

American Leadership Academy BusDid you know your child is nearly eight times safer riding to and from school in a school bus than in a personal vehicle Safety is our number one priority, and we take the responsibility for transporting students very seriously. With our trained and State Certified drivers, you can feel confident sending your child to school on the bus.

All transportation requests will be done online during enrollment *Note: Student(s) must be enrolled before requesting transportation.

If you have questions, contact our transportation department at transportation@alaschools.org.

Transportation Quick Links

2018-2019 Routes

Shuttle and Route Fees

Route Fee (Fee Includes Shuttle if needed)
  • Individual Bus Route (round-trip): $50 per month $50 or $500 per year**
  • Family (2 or more riders) Bus Route (round-trip): $85 per month or $850 per year**
  • Individual Bus Route (one-way): $30 per month or $300 per year*
  • Family (2 or more riders) Bus Route (one-way): $50 per month or $500 per year*

Shuttle Only Fee

Shuttle Only—This is from Campus to Campus only.

  • Individual (round-trip): $25 per month or $250 per year*
  • Family (2 or more riders round-trip): $40 per month or $400 per year*
  • Individual (one-way): $15 per month or $150 per year*
  • Family (2 or more riders on way): $25 per month or $250 per year*

**$100 off Transportation Fee for Family and Individual full routes only that are paid In full by August 31st.

*10% off all other Transportation Fees that are Paid In Full within first month of start date.


Payments

All monthly transportation fees are prorated from August-May and will not vary when school is in session a partial month. Payments can be made online through your student’s Infinite Campus account with a credit/debit card, or with cash or check at any ALA campus front office or by mail. A “Full Transportation Fee” will be added to your Infinite Campus account when your student(s) begin their first day of riding. You may opt to make either monthly payments throughout the year, or pay for the entire year in advance before August 31st to receive the special discount listed above with the pricing. Monthly payments are due before the last day of each month.

All payments will be recorded per household under the oldest student’s name in your Infinite Campus account. You will receive a payment reminder when fees are due, but it is your responsibility to pay your transportation fees each month, or to contact the Transportation Department if special arrangements need to be made. Delinquent monthly transportation fees will jeopardize your continued use of transportation during the school year. Unpaid balances at the end of school year will remain in your Infinite Campus account and will eliminate your eligibility for future transportation until paid in full.


Bus Stops

Bus stops are determined by general location of students, in accordance with state regulations for school buses. Typically, stop locations are within subdivisions, and are near parks or common areas for safety. Please have students at the bus stop 5 minutes before scheduled pickup time. Due to limited bus routes and schedules, we are not able to accommodate every family’s need to have stops closer to home. Bus routes and stops are subject to change year-to- year, based off requests that are received when forming routes.

Transportation Request

Transportation Requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Because we do not receive state funding for our transportation, routes and stops are determined by need, to accommodate the largest group of students. We must also factor in the time students spend on the bus, as well as scheduling appropriately to get them to school on time. It is vital to charge and collect these fees in order for ALA to offer transportation services to our students. You will be notified by email if your request has been accepted. If no email address is given, you will be notified by mail. The student will not be allowed on the bus if we do not have a complete 2017-18 online request form on file and name(s) added to driver roster.

If a student is not currently signed up and approved, but needs to utilize transportation for a day, the Transportation Department must be contacted before student can ride, to make sure there is room on the bus. A note from parent/guardian including phone number must be given to the driver, after clearance from the Transportation Department/Front office of the student’s school. Transportation has to account for all students on the bus in case of an emergency.

All transportation requests should be submitted online during enrollment or re-enrollment. Paper forms will not be accepted. If you have questions, please contact our transportation department at transportation@alaschools.org.


Changes

Once your student has been approved and assigned a route, this will not guarantee availability for your student if you move outside the boundaries of current route. Your approval process will start over, with the possibility of being added to a wait list. Any changes made to a Transportation Request must be made by the Parent/Guardian who is listed as the head of household where the student is being bussed to and cleared with the Transportation Department two (2) business days before the change takes effect.

Cancellations

If your student no longer needs transportation, you must submit a written or verbal notice one week prior to cancellation date. This will remove the student’s name from the roster and avoid any additional fees in Infinite Campus. Fee adjustments will be made according to cancellation date. All inactive and canceled bus requests will be kept on file until the end of the current school year. A new bus request will not need to be filled out when making request changes or reactivating canceled services. This can be done by calling the Transportation Office at 480-987-4500 ext. 1206, or emailing us at transportation@alaschools.org.

Safety and Surveillance

Some ALA school buses and student transportation vehicles are equipped with video surveillance camera systems for the primary purpose of enhancing the safety of students and staff. Viewing of videos is restricted to ALA personnel, on a legitimate need-to-know basis.


ALA Transportation

P: (480) 987-4500 ext. 1206

transportation@alaschools.org

Office Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm