Applications must be received by the first day of school. Beginning September 5, BCHS will bill your student's account monthly for the bus fee. The business office will process the ACH payment with all other charges and fees on your student's account on the 5th of each month starting September 5.
You must complete a bus application for each student. Upon receipt of the application and payment of the bus fee, your student(s) will be added to the bus roster. No one will be allowed to ride the bus without first submitting an application.
If paying by check, please make your payment payable to Bakersfield Christian High School and write "Bus Fee" along with your student's name(s) in the memo of your check. All bus fees will be collected via ACH unless prior arrangements have been made with the Business Office.
You may either bring or mail the application and payment to BCHS. Your application must be received by the first day of school.
The following are the School Bus Rules governing pupil transportation.
We ask that you review these rules with your son and/or daughter, and if you have any questions, contact Gerrit Hilvers, Campus Services Director/Transportation Supervisor.
Students should be at their assigned school bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time, to ensure not missing the bus.
If your student misses the bus, your student may use the next bus stop to get on the bus. The bus is only allowed to stop at the designated bus stop location. The bus driver will not be able to stop the bus if they are already in route to the next stop.
The Transportation Department will not allow any student riding the bus to change their designated bus stop without written authorization from their parent or legal guardian. A note must be presented to the school office and to the bus driver indicating the student's name and the bus stop where you would like the student released.
The student’s name must be on the bus roster in order to ride the school bus. The name is entered on the roster upon payment of the bus fee. Students will not be allowed to ride the school bus without payment.
No whistling or yelling on the bus.
No horseplay or fighting.
Students may not change seats. No standing while the bus is in motion.
The bus driver is authorized to assign seats.
No littering on the bus or at the bus stop.
No eating, chewing gum or drinking on the bus.
Large items may not be brought onto the bus without prior arrangements with the bus driver.
No skateboards may be brought onto the bus at any time.
Keep all body parts inside while windows are down.
We expect bus routes to remain as listed on the application form. The times may be slightly revised after the first week of school, if necessary. The bus routes may be viewed on the BCHS website or in the school office during office hours.
Parents may choose any of the designated bus stops. The stop should be noted on the application, so that the route may be finalized. We also ask you to designate the stop so that we may comply with your wishes as parents. If a student wants to get off at a different stop to go home with a friend, the student must bring a note from their parent/guardian.
Refunds will be given only if the student withdraws from BCHS. Requests must be made in writing and include the student’s name, last day of attendance and reason for the request. Send refund requests to the Business Office.
Refunds will not be given for unused days for illness, suspension from school, or loss of riding privileges due to violation of the bus rules.
Yes. As long as space allows, a one-way pass at approximately half price will be allowed. Indicate on the application morning or afternoon, and we will notify you if accepted. Please see the options on the bus application.
For all students a School Bus Transportation Application must be completed in order to be eligible for bus transportation. You may apply for bussing for more than one student; however, a form must be completed for each student. Please mail the application(s), along with a check to BCHS. OR you may drop off the application at the Business Office no later than August 15. Bus fees MUST be paid in advance.
Yes, our bus capacity is 52 students. The primary purpose of bus transportation is to provide access for families on the east side of town. Priority will be given to students who live the farthest distance from school.