The Portage Township Schools will transport all students who reside in the district and who live outside the established walking boundaries.
Students will be expected to walk a reasonable distance to the school in which they are enrolled. The maximum walking distance shall not exceed one (1) mile for students in grades K-8 and one and one-half (1 1/2) miles for stduents in grades 9-12. The walking distance shall be considered as the shortest, most reasonable and safest route to walk to school.
Students who are transported may be required to walk a reasonable distance to established collection points. For each bus route, the established collection point(s) shall be determined by the Superintendent of Schools or a designee. The distance a student may be required to walk to a collection point shall not exceed one (1) mile for students in grades K-8 and one and one-half (1-1/2) miles for students in grades 9-12.
Using the above guidelines, Kindergarten students assigned to morning classes will walk or be transported to school by the Portage Township Schools. Morning kindergarten students will either walk or be provided transportation home at dismissal. Kindergarten students assigned to afternoon classes will either walk or be provided transportation to school. At dismissal, afternoon kindergarten students will walk or be transported home according to the above guidelines.
ALL Kindergarten students will have only one drop off point for the school year.
Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by a parent or guardian. Any kindergarten student not met at their stop will be returned to school. Parents may authorize an older sibling to be responsible to meet the kindergarten student by providing written permission to the bus driver.