The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and Florida’s school districts and charter schools are committed to the safety of Florida’s students and schools. Ensuring access to learning requires that students get to and from school safely, regardless of their mode of travel.
Students often walk, bike, or ride to and from school or the bus stop on their own or with parents, guardians, or others. Rule 6A-3.0121, Florida Administrative Code, requires districts and charter schools to inform parents, guardians, and students at least annually in writing of their own responsibilities for safe travel to and from school or the bus stop and their homes.
To assist schools in fulfilling this responsibility, the FDOE offices of School Transportation and Safe Schools have developed a brochure: "Are We There Yet? ; Staying Safe Between Home and School". This brochure offers tips to parents, guardians, and students on how to stay safe, especially when the students are not with school officials who can help protect them.
Big Pine Academy contracts with the Monroe County School District to provide bus services at a predetermined cost for each student that rides. In 2021 the cost was on average $1,100 per student. Therefore, this service is offered to BPA students on a per needs bases.
Please submit a written request to Mrs. Williams if your family is unable to provide transportation to and from school.