Transportation Review Committee

Transportation Review Committee

School Board Policy 7.02 (12): A Transportation Review Committee (TRC) shall be formed to hear any request of individual concern caused by unusual situations or hardships. The committee shall consist of:

  • Director of Transportation Services
  • One Principal - Elementary of Middle School
  • One representative from each School Choice Zone is elected by the District Advisory Council
  • Transportation Safety Supervisor
  • One Local Law Enforcement Officer

The TRC shall meet biweekly, as needed, to consider requests for exceptions to this administrative regulation.

Steps Prior to Requesting a Hearing with the TRC

  1. Complete and submit a Bus Stop/Change Request Form to your child's school. (The forms are located at the individual schools.)
  2. After verifying the information on the form, the school will approve or deny the request based on School Board policy. If the request falls within the parameters of the School Board policies, it will then be forwarded to the routing department.
  3. The routing department reviews the request to ensure that it meets district, state, and federal guidelines.
  4. The school is notified if the request has been approved or denied.
  5. The school will notify the parents of the outcome.
  6. If the parents do not agree with the decision, they can call the assistant director of transportation for the zone in which their child attends school.
    • Buckingham Location Director Mr. McKinney (239) 303 - 7400
    • Leonard Location Director Mr. Perdue (239) 303-5901
    • West Zone Director Ms. Charles (239) 242 - 6909
    • South Zone Director Mr. LaFalaise (239) 590 - 4003
  7. If a parent does not agree with the decision of the Director, they may request a Transportation Review Committee Request Form. The form will be sent to Mr. Rivera electronically when completed and submitted.
  8. Mr. Rivera will schedule a hearing with the Transportation Review Committee and will inform the parent of the date and time via a confirmation e-mail.

Transportation Review Committee Requirements

  • Parent/Guardian must be present at the scheduled meeting.
  • Documentation pertaining to the issue must be provided to David Rivera in transportation at least five (5) working days in advance of the meeting.
  • Presenters will be allotted the following time when addressing the committee:
    • 1 presenter = 5 minutes
    • 2 - 4 presenters = 3 minutes each
    • 5 or more presenters = 2 minutes each
  • Parent/Guardian will receive a written determination within five (5) working days of the meeting.
  • There is no appeal process. The decision is final.
  • A subsequent hearing may be granted in the event of a situation change or additional information.