Apparently, I did not hear/understand Bob Westgard of SPS Logistics correctly yesterday in my reporting on coming changes in transportation.
First, the total number of students that may be impacted is 1,000 with under 300 being students at Option schools.
Second, the standardization of times are for ARRIVAL, not bell times.
Here's the handouts:
Transportation Service Standards 2014-2015Here's the section on Option Elementary/K-8 Schools
4. Option Elementary / K-8 Schools – Option School Elementary and K-8 students whose transportation service address is within the boundaries of their service area or linked service area and outside of the designated walk boundaries are eligible for transportation. District arranged transportation is provided for those students attending an elementary or K-8 Option School in their service area or linked service area. ORCA cards may be provided for 6th through 8th grade students who live within the boundaries of Seattle Public School District choosing a school outside of their service area, if they live farther than 2.0 miles of the school.
Exceptions are allowed in the following areas:
a. Students who require specialized transportation services as determined by their Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.).
b. Students requiring medical transportation as approved by District Health Services.
One thing to point out is that yesterday Director Blanford asked why there are 11 different transportation situations and the answer was "well, there used to be 26." If you go to the last page of this particular document, you see many exceptions and there's your answer. The district chooses to have a more complicated system than most districts.
Here's the Board Action Report for this proposal.
Transportation Standards Options for FY15. Trying to get to just three arrival times which would affect 21 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 4 high schools and 10 K-8s.