Courtesy Rides Request

Courtesy ride requests for the 2019-20 school year 

Courtesy stops are given to students who are requesting stops for school to home or home to school that ineligible for transportation.  Students may be ineligible for transportation due to several reasons.  Here are a few reasons a student may not be eligible for busing but may qualify for a courtesy ride:

  • Student resides within the “walk zone”
  • Resides in a District that does not have an applicable transportation agreement with the Helena Public Schools.
  • Resides beyond his/her school’s attendance boundary as the result of a Parent Choice Boundary Exception, regardless of mileage to the school of attendance.
  • Has been temporarily placed in a District program less than 15 days.

For students living outside their school boundary area, a courtesy ride may be granted for an existing stop if the bus travels to the students school.  New stops will not be created to transport children outside their boundary unless the child is enrolled in a district program.

Bus stops are established with maximum consideration given to safety, efficiency and convenience to riders.

Please fill out the form below and submit electronically, by printing and returning to our office (Helena Public Schools Transportation, 3020 Big Sky Loop, Helena, MT 59602) or by scanning and emailing to


Courtesy Ride Request