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Cedar Rapids Community School District provides transportation to eligible students. To understand if your student may be eligible for free or paid bus transportation, read below.

To request transportation for your student, contact your school directly. If your student’s situation changes—such as change in school or address—please review the transportation eligibility requirements as your student’s transportation may be affected.

Eligibility for general education students

Free transportation eligibility

General education students are eligible for free transportation under the following circumstances:

  • Kindergarten through eighth grade: A student must live in their school attendance area, and also live greater than or equal to two miles from school
  • Ninth through 12th grade: A student must live in their school attendance area, and also live greater than or equal to three miles from school

Paid busing eligibility

Students who are not eligible for free transportation may be eligible to pay for bus transportation.

If my student is within the two or three mile radius, and if CRCSD determines that my student’s walking route is not safe, paid busing may be available. For more information, contact your student’s school.

If my student qualifies for paid busing and qualifies for free and reduced lunch, your paid busing will be free or reduced in cost. This cost reduction is within your free and reduced lunch application. Contact your student’s school with questions.

The state of Iowa gives paid busing rate guidance to CRCSD in late October each year. View the paid busing parent letter here.

Other eligibility guidelines