As we continue to solidify plans for the 2020-2021 transition, this page will serve as a resource for up-to-date information regarding transportation:
If your household is eligible for busing through Dubuque Community Schools transportation services – OR – if you plan to use Site-to-Site transportation services in the 20-21 school year (former Holy Ghost and St. Anthony students only), please respond to this survey by Wednesday, June 17.
If you are unsure whether your child is eligible for busing, please contact the Dubuque Community Transportation Department at 563-552-3275.
Site-to-Site Transporation Plan
Holy Family Catholic Schools has been working to facilitate a site-to-site transportation option for our Holy Ghost and St. Anthony school communities to ensure families have access to a Catholic school of their choice. On Tuesday, November 19, the board of education voted to approve a partnership between Holy Family Catholic Schools and the Dubuque Community School District (DCSD) for the 2020-2021 school year.
A general overview of the plan is as follows (click to expand):
Transportation Reimbursement Information
Iowa Code Chapter 285 provides parents or legal guardians of public or non-public school students transportation reimbursement if school bus service is not provided to eligible students. In general, school bus transportation will be provided to public or nonpublic elementary school students (K through 8), who live over two miles from the non-public school of your choice. The distance requirement is over three miles for high school students (9 through 12).
This Transportation Reimbursement Form includes more information. If you have questions about your family's eligibility for transportation services or reimbursement, please contact the Dubuque Community School District transportation department, directly, at 563-552-3035.
We will continue adding to and updating this Q&A section as developments occur and as new information becomes available. If you have additional questions, please submit them via the form below.
Questions regarding site-to-site transportation:
Still have questions about transportation?
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