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Bus Rider Registration

Rider Registration Process

Salem-Keizer Public Schools requires bus-rider registration for all district students requesting transportation on a regular bus route. Students receiving transportation as a related service to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will have their request initiated through their teacher or case manager.

The benefits of Rider Registration include:

  • Enhanced student safety: students board the correct bus, limits bus overcrowding, helps improve student conduct, restricts unauthorized riders
  • More accurate communication with parents
  • Cost savings from routing efficiencies

Who Needs to Register

Any transportation-eligible student who wants to ride the school bus to and/or from school needs to be registered. Students must register for bus service every school year.

Transportation-eligible means that the student lives at a residence within their neighborhood school attendance boundary, and the residence is outside the State of Oregon defined walk zone for that school. The walk zones are 1.0 mile for elementary students and 1.5 miles for secondary students.

Registration forms are accepted and processed all year. Please complete a form as soon as possible for.

For the 2020-2021 school year, please click this link to check for eligibility. A link will be provided to an online form for eligible students and their families to fill out to register.

Registration Forms

Please complete the online registration form as soon as possible.

For the 2020-2021 school year, please click this link to check for eligibility. A link will be provided to an online form for eligible students and their families to fill out to register.

If you need assistance, please contact your child’s school or Transportation (503-399-3100).

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Bus Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

Who can help me if I have bus questions?

Contact your school or Transportation Services at 503-399-3100.

If my student is eligible, how long will it take to get authorized to ride the bus?

Except for the start of the school year, students who are eligible should be assigned to a stop within five working days after the registration form is received (at the start of each school year, bus stops and routes information is released in mid-August.)

How will I hear about bus stop information?