Bus passes purchased online may be picked up at the Central Office (Bldg B) beginning Monday, August 21, 2017.  Passes not picked up by August 30, 2017 will be sent to school (sites(s) beginning August 31, 2017.

Bus passes may also be purchased in person at the Central Office (Bldg B) beginning Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  (Hours: 7:30AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM)  Please fill out and bring the 'downloadable bus application 2017-18' (above) with you.  Passes purchased in person will be given out at time of purchase.

August 28, 2017 - WAVE RIDER DAY - Thurston Middle School 

NOTE:  Bus passes will not be available for purchase or pick-up on August 28, 2017 at Central Office.  Bus passes will be available for Thurston Middle School students to pick up or purchase at Wave Rider Day.    To purchase:  Bring a completed filled out 'downloadable bus pass application 2017-18' and check payable to LBUSD will be required.





TYPES OF PASSES:  Annual Round Trip (ART), Annual One Way; morning or afternoon (AOW-AM or AOW-PM), Semi-Annual Round Trip (SRT), Semi-Annual One Way; morning or afternoon (SOW-AM or SOW-PM), Occasional Use COUPONS (25 or 50 passes per pack) and (FRI-AM) for Friday zero period Thurston students only.  Families with more than two K-8 students utilizing the District Transportation are eligible for a discount: the first two students are full fare; the third student receives a 50% discount on the least valued pass, four or more student passes are District paid, at the lowest value pass.                                             



Type of Transportation





Three or more Children(*)

ART- Annual Round Trip Pass




AOW-Annual One Way Pass (AM or PM)




SRT-Semi-Annual Round Trip Pass




SOW-Semi Annual One Way Pass (AM or PM)




COUPONS-Occasional Use One Way

25 Passes = $46.00

50 Passes = $92.00

FRIDAY AM (Thurston Middle School Only)

$31.50 (Full Year – Friday mornings only)

*50% off 3rd child/lowest costing pass

*District Paid 4th/5th child/lowest costing pass

In accordance with regulations from the California State Department of Education, no fees shall be charged for students whose parents/guardians are qualified pursuant to administrative regulations which identify eligibility scales for free and reduced-price lunch program or recipients of CalFresh or CalWORKs.  (The District Paid Application must be completed)

BUS COUPONS:  Coupons are available for infrequent, one-way transportation.  Coupons are $1.84 each and can be purchased at the school site or district office.  In addition, coupons are sold in packs of 25 or 50 and may be purchased at the district office.  An application must be on file, with a Designated Bus Stop number and parent/guardian signature, to purchase a bus coupon.  Coupons expire at the end of the school year.


Bus Passes are considered the property of LBUSD.  Accordingly, each student is expected to safeguard his or her bus pass, and must show it to the driver upon boarding the bus each day.  LBUSD assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen passes.

There will be a $5.00 replacement fee for lost bus passes.  Readable but damaged passes are replaced upon payment of a $3.00 service charge.  DBS# Changes/Additions are completed at the District Office, for a $3.00 service charge.  You must forfeit the original pass when a change is processed.  Misuse of a bus pass may result in the suspension or termination of home-to-school transportation privileges without a refund.


Refunds are approved ONLY if a student MOVES out of the District, or MOVES to a non-transportable area.  All requests for refund must be directed to the Business Services Department.  Refunds are prorated based on full, unused months.  In addition, a $10.00 processing fee is charged.  The District DOES NOT refund fares for students who are suspended or expelled from transportation or school for disciplinary reasons.  The bus pass must be forfeited upon refund request.

Application for School Bus Pass Refund

Returned Checks

A $25 charge is imposed for checks returned as non-negotiable to the District.  Transportation privileges are suspended for students using passes obtained with a non-negotiable check until financial settlement is made.  No other pass may be purchased until the accrued fees have been paid.


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