Important Transportation Update

As you know, we partner with CMSD and Community Bus Service for yellow bus transportation and are working with them to get this service back up and running in support of our in-person return to school. Because of massive bus driver shortages across the industry, our transportation provider is limited in the number of routes they can operate at this time.

If your request was submitted after 7/30 and your scholar is eligible for transportation, we will be filling any available seats on our existing routes on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning in early September.

Once our current routes are full, all other requests will be put on a waitlist.

Yellow Bus

You must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible:

  • Must be in Kindergarten through 6th grade for the 21-22 School Year - (7th and 8th-grade siblings will be routed subject to availability. If at any point in the year a bus reaches capacity, 7th and 8th-grade siblings will be removed from the bus).
  • Reside in the city of Cleveland (Proof of Residency may be requested)
  • Lives 1-5 miles from the school

If you meet the above requirements, please complete the following:

    1. Fill out the Yellow Bus Interest Survey below for each scholar. You can call your school’s Front Office if you are interested in receiving the survey. Completion of the survey does NOT guarantee your child(ren) will be routed.
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    3. Once CBS (the busing company) determines eligibility, a member of the Breakthrough Operations Team will send a DocuSign packet to your provided email. You will need to fill out the forms in their entirety.
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    5. Upon completion and receipt of your DocuSign Packet, a member of the Breakthrough Operations Team will email you your route information and start date.

RTA

You must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible:

  • Must be in 7th or 8th grade for the 21-22 School Year
  • Reside in the city of Cleveland (Proof of Residency may be requested)
  • Lives 1-5 miles from the school

If you meet the above requirements, please complete the following:

    1. Fill out the RTA Interest Survey below for each scholar. You can call your school’s Front Office if you are interested in receiving the survey. Completion of the survey does NOT guarantee your child(ren) will receive a swipe card.
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    3. Once CMSD determines eligibility, a member of the Breakthrough Operations Team will send a DocuSign Packet to your provided email. You will need to fill out the forms in their entirety.
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    5. Upon completion and receipt of your DocuSign Packet, a member of the Breakthrough Operations Team will give your child(ren) the bus swipe card (it could take a few weeks for the card to be made.
      ** CMSD charges a $10 replacement fee (money order made payable to CMSD Transportation Department) for any lost swipe cards.