TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS
School districts have entrusted CTS with the responsibility of managing student transportation for children with special needs since 1997. CTS employees and transportation providers are committed to meeting the unique and specific transportation needs of children and youth who are living with disabilities or are in homeless situations by ensuring they experience the educational stability needed to attain their life goals.
Transportation management services to schedule out-of-district trips arranged by CTS are tailored to meet the individual needs of each student. Ongoing communication between CTS, staff at the Board of Education, transportation providers, parents and students assures that our services stand out.
PIONEERING TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS
TRANSPORTATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Providing transportation for students experiencing homelessness eliminates the most often cited barrier to their school enrollment and regular attendance (ED, 2004, H). By establishing transportation plans and collaborative agreements prior to the need for transportation, LEAs ensure that transportation for homeless students is provided in a prompt and effective manner. Read more at https://nche.ed.gov/
CTS understands students in homeless families and unaccompanied homeless youth move frequently and transportation plans must be adjusted accordingly, collaboration is key to creating an efficient system of providing transportation for homeless students. CTS Specialized Transportation Services Department works with Local Educational Agencies (LEA), Local Homeless Education Liaisons (LEA), and Parents to counteract the educational disruption caused by mobility.
TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS IN FOSTER CARE
Helping Ensure Family Stability
CTS recognizes the challenges children in foster care face in accessing opportunities for education. We have been working with various local and state educational agencies to enhance the educational experience by providing widespread transportation modes to help keep children who are affected by harsh realities focused and in school.
Transportation support is a key element to ensuring school stability for children in out-of-home care, particularly when the out-of-home placement is in a different school district or attendance area than the original educational placement. State education agencies and State or Tribal child welfare agencies also play a key role in ensuring the adequate provision of transportation for children in foster care as part of their overall responsibilities under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act to provide educational stability for these children. No child, regardless of living situation, should be neglected the opportunity of education due to transportation factors. CTS will continue its work to help facilitate mobility management for students, further pioneering transportation for education.
Get In Touch…
We are happy to assist you in your transportation needs, no matter how big or small the project. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to demonstrating our capacity to serve you.