• Bus Pass Information 2018/2019

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    Did you know...

    • That riding a school bus is much safer than using any other form of transportation - including personal vehicles, railroad and  airline travel?
    • In support of teaching and learning, the Transportation Department provides approximately 3,000 students with safe and efficient school bus transportation?
    • Our Safety and Training personnel provide annual mobility and transportation training for students, as well as an extensive training program for bus drivers?
    • That all of our vehicles are inspected annually by CHP?
    • We are utilizing the new ZPASS+ that allows you to download the application and track when and where your child gets on and off the school bus? Please go to www.zpassplus.com for more information.

    MVUSD offers fee-based transportation for eligible students living within their assigned home school and living more than:

    • 1.0 aerial mile from their home to elementrary school
    • 2.0 aerial miles from their home to middle school
    • 3.0 aerial miles from their home to high school

    Transportation is very limited for the following schools:

    • Alta Murrieta Elementary School
    • Avaxat Elementary School
    • Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary School
    • Lisa J. Mails Elementary School
    • Murrieta Mesa High School
    • Tovoshal Elementary School


    Bus Pass Fees

    The prices listed below are for a full school year:

    Annual Bus Pass                One-Way Pass               
    1st child: $395.00 1st child: $200.00
    2nd child: $365.00 2nd child: $185.00
    3rd & additional child: $335.00 3rd & additional child: $170.00
    No family shall pay more than $1095.00 for any combination of bus passes
    Annual Bus Pass - Reduced Fee  One-Way Pass               
    1st child: $135.00 1st child: $70.00
    2nd child: $125.00 2nd child: $65.00
    3rd & additional child: $115.00 3rd & additional child: $60.00
    The prices listed below are for one semester:
    1st semester 8/15/18-12/21/18 or 2nd semester 1/15/19-6/7/19
    Semester Bus Pass                One-Way Pass               
    1st child: $200.00 1st child: $100.00
    2nd child: $185.00 2nd child: $95.00
    3rd & additional child: $170.00 3rd & additional child: $85.00
    Semester Bus Pass - Reduced Fee One-Way Pass               
    1st child: $70.00 1st child: $40.00
    2nd child: $60.00 2nd child: $35.00
    3rd & additional child: $50.00 3rd & additional child: $30.00

    Registration Options

    Reduced or free bus passes are available for qualified families. Please reference the Requirements for Fee Assistance Form for a list of required documents. You must qualify in person at the District Support Center in the Transporation Department. Please bring all applicable documents with you.


    This preferred method is the most convenient, quickest and easiest way to register and pay for a bus pass. Simply view the bus Routes, select your child's school and choose the closest bus stop to your home address listed in AERIES. Then go to MySchoolBucks to register your child and pay for their bus pass. It may take up to ten business days for approval, processing and delivery of the bus pass. The bus driver will deliver the pass to your student on route. No trip to the district support center is needed. Your child may ride the bus while waiting for the bus pass.


    You may print the Registration Form, complete the parent/student section in its entirety, enclose a money order or personal check for the bus pass you chose. If you choose to utilize a payment plan, you must also include the $10.00 processing fee along with your first quarter's payment. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make the remaining quarterly payments and send any additional fees to the Transportation office by the 1st day of November, February and May.

    In Person - 7:30-11:30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm

    Please complete the parent/student section of the Registration Form in its entirety. You may pay with cash, check or money order made payable to MVUSD Transportation. All credit card payments will incur a 3.95% credit card handling fee from the merchant. 

    The District Support Center is open for the 2018/2019 school year. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30-11:30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm in the Transportation Department. Your address must match the address in the AERIES student portal or a bus pass will not be issued. If you have an outstanding balance from the previous school year, you will need to pay the past due balance in full with cash, credit card or money order before being issued a current year bus pass.'

    Receiving Your School Bus Pass

    If you purchase your school bus pass through MySchoolBucks or the mail, the pass will be given to your student by the driver on the school bus route. Please allow up to ten business days for processing. Your child may ride the bus during this period. There is no need to visit the district support center. If after ten days your child still does not have a pass, please call the Transportation Department at 951-696-1600 x1195.

    Bus Pass Payment Plans

    • Quarterly Payment Plan: Your first quarterly payment is due at the time of registration. Following payment due dates are November 1, February 1 and May 1 accordingly. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to have quarterly payments and any additional fees into the Transporation office by the due dates to have a bus pass issued and valid.
    • A reminder of any sort will NOT be sent out.
    • Payment plans are available online at MySchoolBucks or in person at the District Support Center. There will be an additional $10.00 handling charge and a 3.95% convenience fee charged by the merchant for credit card payments.
    • Payment plans will be available online starting July 25, 2018 and are not offered past May 1, 2019 for annual bus passes.
    • Bus passes may be rescinded for non-payment.


    Returned Check, Declined Credit Card and Non-Payment Fees

    • All returned checks will incur a $25.00 returned check fee and a $25.00 late payment fee. These are in addition to any bank fees that you may be charged.
    • All declined automatic credit card payments will incur a $25.00 declined payment fee in addition to a $25.00 late payment fee.
    • All accounts with outstanding balances after May 1, 2019 will be placed on a riding suspension and sent to collections.
    • Fees do not count toward outstanding balances


    Bus Pass Replacement

    A replacement fee of $10.00 will be charged for all lost, stolen, defaced or mutilated bus passes. If you change your address during the school year, please contact Transportation so we can issue a bus pass with the correct route number and bus stop; the $10.00 replacement fee applies. Your address must be updated in AERIES before requesting a new bus pass. To update your student's AERIES account during the school year, you must go into the school's office and upate your address in person.

    Bus Pass Changes

    Please contact the Transportation office in order to change bus pass types, change stops or to stop payments. Additional charges or a replacement bus pass fee may apply, if applicable.


    Pro-rated refunds are processed for the current school year and will be processed effective when the bus pass is received by the Transportation Department. All refunds be issued by check and incur a $15.00 handling fee per family.

Last Modified on September 5, 2018