General Education Transportation Services

General Education Transportation Services

In preparation for the Fall 2021 full return to in-person learning, SFUSD is planning to offer general education transportation services to limited schools, for students in:

  • Grades K-5 attending  Elementary/K-8 schools
  • Grades 6-8 attending Middle Schools 

Development and design of bus routes are based on the Board of Education Policy on General Education Transportation. Routes are located close to focal students, prioritizing stops near public housing, transitional housing, and areas of the city with high concentrations of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. 

Families interested in requesting general education transportation services may review the schools and maps listed below.  We may not be able to accommodate all families who request services for the Fall,  so we encourage you to review the following to explore alternate transportation options:,


General Education Transportation Request Form

Key Dates

Registration Window: June 15-July 16 The Transportation Department will continue reviewing and responding to requests weekly after July 16th. To ensure that your student has access to a bus the first day of school, you must apply by July 16th. However, please note that not all students who apply by July 16th will be approved due to limited bus availability.  

July 23rd/ Notifications  The Transportation Department will notify all families requesting general education transportation services whether their request has been approved or denied. Please contact the SFUSD Transportation Department at (415) 695-5505 with any questions.

Week of July 26th/ Family Onboarding  Please be on the lookout for a text and email ( coming from our transportation partner Zūm.  The email will guide you through creating your Zūm family account, and provide instructions to download the Zūm family app, as well as a copy of the Zūm family handbook. Zūm’s mobile app and web technology platform will allow families, school and district administrators to real-time track vehicles and students, communicate seamlessly, rate their experience and measure performance. 

New & Important

Starting this Fall, SFUSD student ridership cards will be required to enter and exit the general education school bus. Every student approved for ridership will be issued a student ridership card, which will ensure that students arrive at their destinations safely.  When students scan their card on the bus reader upon entry and exit, families will be able to track their student on the family app. Replacement costs for lost or destroyed cards will carry a $5 charge. Should there be an emergency need, drivers will have the ability to manually log a student on the onboard tablet.  

August 16th First Day of Fall Semester 

Prior to sending your child back to school, please review the guidelines for riding a school bus during COVID-19: in English; Chinese; Spanish

General Education Transportation Request Form