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Transportation

At Indianapolis Public Schools, there are a variety of ways in which students get to and from school: walking and riding an IPS yellow bus. 

Information about all three transportation options — and who is eligible — can be found below. A student’s home address is what determines a student’s school boundary. If families choose a school outside of that school’s student boundary, they will be responsible for providing their own transportation.

2024-25 Upcoming Transportation Changes FAQ

2024-25 Transportation Changes FAQ
2024-25 Transportation Changes FAQ
2024-25 Transportation Changes FAQ

Walking to School (Students Grades K-12)

Our district’s walk zone policy has been executed at all of our K–12 schools.

Who are considered walkers?

  • Children are classified as a walker if the following conditions are met:
    • K–5 students who reside 1 mile or less from their school.
    • 6–8 students who reside 1.25 miles or less from their school.
    • 9–12 students who reside 1.5 miles or less from their school.
  • Transportation may be provided for students who live within the walking distance guidelines when:
    • Physical barriers prevent safe travel to school (i.e. busy intersections).
    • Required because of a qualifying medical condition of the student.

Additional Walker Resources

Yellow Bus Resources

IndyGo Resources

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