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NEW AND FINAL PROCEDURE BUS STOP WALK RANGE
The bus stop walk range is defined as the maximum walking distance from a student's residential address to the student's assigned stop location. The stop range for Elementary School students is one quarter mile, for Middle School students it is one half mile, for High School students it is one mile. Due to time constraints, and bus passenger capacity, the maximum walk range for Magnet campuses, designated Academies and special programs approved for cross-town busing, is one and a quarter mile. Landmark locations, such as AISD school campuses, may be used to accommodate the most students possible in a timely and efficient manner

AISD BUS STOP FINDER

LASA Students can travel to LASA on Magnet Bus Routes provided by AISD. To find a student's route and closest bus stop, use the AISD Bus Stop Finder. Please also use this service to find out bus service for LATE START DAYS.

AUXILIARY BUS REQUEST

Should a student need to be dropped off at a different location than the student's house OR if a student needs to ride a bus different from the one assigned on a temporary basis, s/he MUST have a permit. To secure a permit, the parent or guardian needs to complete an Auxiliary Bus Rider Request and Permit and the student needs to bring that request to the LASA Main Office for the appropriate signature. The student needs to give the bus driver the form to be permitted to ride that bus.

Click here for the Bus Rider Request

If a student needs to ride a bus different from the one assigned on a regular basis, the parent/guardian needs to contact AISD Transportation: 414-0238.

STUDENT PARKING

LASA students driving to school must have a permit to park in the LBJ/LASA student parking lot. To apply for a permit or review student parking regulations see Mr. Ephraim in room 255.

LASA LATE BUS SERVICE

AISD provides Late Bus service to LASA students, departing daily at 6:45 p.m. from the parking lot on Lazy Creek Blvd behind the Theater/near the Gym. Late Bus service is via traditional yellow school buses, not Capital Metro buses.

Each bus serves a specific part of town. Buses deliver students directly to their homes (or mid-block if there are a number of students on a given street). It is imperative that students know how to direct drivers from LASA to their individual homes. They need to know the major intersections closest to their homes and to then be able to direct the drivers to their individual homes from that intersection. While each bus/bus driver is supposed to service the same area every day, there is not consistency in this to insure that a driver will remember a given route.

There is no marking on the buses to show which bus goes to which part of town, so a student should ask each bus driver until it locates the correct bus and then report to that same one in the future. Make sure the student notes the bus number because once identified, the bus should stay the same (but no guarantee). For the most part, the driver is the same, too, but sometimes there are substitutes.

Students taking the Late Bus will not necessarily get home at the same time every evening. Where you live, how many students are on the bus on a given night and how well each student knows where he or she lives will greatly affect what time your student gets home. The drivers are good about making adjustments in the order they deliver the students so the route is done in the most logical, efficient sequence.

If you have questions about the Late Bus, please contact Cheryl Verse 512-414-0239 or Kelly Kahoe 512-414-0237, 

Coordinator for Scheduling, AISD Department of Transportation at Cheryl Verse - cheryl.verse@austinisd.org.