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2020-21 Bus Fees, Application, and Other Info

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Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!

To the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Mother Lode USD Student(s),

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!  The transportation department looks forward to being a part of your student’s successful year.   

To promote bus ridership as the safest and greenest way to school, we encourage students to ride to and from school aboard the bus by offering annual round-trip passes, one-way passes, or daily ride tickets. 

Transportation fees will be waived through December 2020.  The district will reassess transportation fees in January 2021.

To ride the school bus in our district, please follow the process below:

  • Complete an On-Line Bus Pass Application Form.

Application link  -  Registration is currently closed

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Parents/Guardians of all riders are required to fill out a Bus Stop Assignment form to provide written permission of the student’s bus stop and to assist the bus driver in determining the students’ delivery to the appropriate side of the street.  Parents may request a different bus stop for AM and PM, if it is serviced by our district.  For reasons of student safety, while the AM and PM bus stops may be different, each will only be allowed to have one assigned stop.  Inter-district transfer students are not eligible for transportation outside of our service area. 

  • Make your payment (inactive at this time) by one of our available options. Payments may be made online at Payschools  (credit/debit card). Payments may be mailed to the District office at 3783 Forni Road, Placerville, CA  95667.
  • Bus passes will be issued TBD. 
  • Low Income Free or Reduced Price Ridership: Free or Reduced Ridership will be verified with an Eligibility Letter from Food Service Department.  To obtain this letter submit an “Application For Free or Reduced Meals”.  Once qualification for “Free” or “Reduced Price” meals is verified a letter will be sent to you. 
    • Provide a copy of this letter to District Office.  If qualification letter is not received within 45 days of application, rider will be expected to pay the full fee for ridership.
    • Reduced Price will be ½ of the full price.
  • Lost/Stolen/Damaged Passes: Please contact the District Office immediately to secure a replacement so that your student may continue to ride.  A $5.00 lost pass fee may be charged.


Due to current conditions,  Green Valley riders will be limited in the 2020-21 school year.


Due to current conditions,  occasional riders will not be allowed in the 2020-21 school year.


Transportation Bus Fee Schedule 2020-21


FEE SCHEDULE 2020-2021


Round Trip Annual                                                                           Regular                                                            

  • Round Trip During Blended
    • Annual October 2020 to December 2020                    No Charge
    • January 2021 to May 2021                                              TBD

One-Way Annual                                                                              Regular

  • One-Way During Blended
    • Annual October 2020 to December 2020                   No Charge
    • January 2021 to May 2021                                              TBD 



  • Must be eligible under federal income regulations
  • Application with Nutrition Services must be complete
  • Eligibility for Free transportation can be verified with the certification letter received by Nutrition Services.  
  • Eligibility letter must be brought in to the Transportation Office.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be submitted in writing.  Refunds will be made for the following three (3) reasons only:

  1. After a student leaves the district, refunds will be prorated, subtracting out the days the student was enrolled in the district and able to utilize services.
  2. After paying bus fees, a student has been determined to be eligible for free or reduced fees.
  3. No refund will be issued if bus privileges are suspended for inappropriate bus behavior or due to board action.