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Transportation

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, Indianapolis Public Schools will observe a Two-Tier Transportation Model.

Approved by the Board of School Commissioners, this new model creates more efficient bus routes and improves overall use of district transportation funds. The unanimous (7-0) vote came after months of community engagement with our students and families, and is shaped largely by the feedback received from the broader IPS community.

The new two-tier model will address the district’s resource constraints, improve the quality of overall service, and maximize the use of buses and bus drivers — all while implementing the new All-Choice High School model that supports a student’s decision to attend any IPS high school regardless of the geographic location.

Arsenal Tech students will arrive at school at 7 a.m., with the morning bell time at 7:30 a.m. and the afternoon bell time at 2:10 p.m.

Who Rides and Where

  • Transportation is determined by your home address.
  • Your child can be picked up at their child care address if: a) your child care address is within the same boundary as your home address; and b) your child care address is within distance guidelines for transportation service.
  • It is very important that students only use authorized bus stops. Bus drivers are not authorized to assign or change bus stops. Bus stop change requests should be directed to Transportation at 317.226.4000.
  • Drivers are instructed to deliver the students to the same bus stop where they boarded the bus. Buses are only to stop at the authorized stops on designated routes. Principals have route lists for buses and can answer questions about the stops.
  • IPS will not pick up a child from one location in the morning and drop him or her off at another in the evening. Pick up and drop off addresses must be the same.
  • For those eligible, all bus stops shall be within .7 miles their home address.

Who Walks and How Far

  • Children are classified as a walker if the following conditions are met:
    • K-6 students less than 1 mile from their school.
    • 7-8 students less than 1.25 miles from their school.
    • 9-12 students less than 1.5 miles from their school.
  • Transportation may be provided for students who live within the walking distance guidelines when physical barriers prevent safe passage to school (i.e. dangerous intersections or railroad crossings) or required because of a qualifying medical condition of the student.
  • If a situation exists which impacts student safety, it should be reported to Transportation at 317.226.4000.
  • Families already enrolled in IPS should receive bus route information by direct mail. If you have any questions, please call us at 317.226.4000.

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All are welcome! Register today online! For registration information and details go to Facebook.com/arsenal5k .

Fee for adult participation is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Day-of registration is $25 (t-shirt not included). Children and students are free (t-shirt not included).

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TOMORROW - We hope to see you on Monday, July 16th at 6pm for our next #myIPS Referenda Community Meeting at New Era Church located at 517 30th Street in Indianapolis, IN.

TELL A FRIEND 🗣 @IPS_FoodService has more than 30 positions available! High school diploma or equivalent required. We’re interviewing on-site at a job fair this TUESDAY at the #myIPS Foodservice Center (4125 Producers Drive). Get all the details here ➡️ https://t.co/ZQvecl4C5S

Free back-to-school rallies and community days are being held throughout the city to help ease the burden of purchasing supplies. Click here for a full list of #myIPScommunity events, including details on the IPS Back to School festival at @IndianaHistory: https://t.co/iHbZRcjSe4

REMINDER - @ConvoyofHope is today from 10am – 4pm at #myIPS John Marshall Middle School (10101 E. 38th Street). Receive free groceries, health services, haircuts, family portraits, other community services, lunch, games and much more! Details: https://t.co/upaHY2UjXQ

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TELL A FRIEND 🗣 IPS FoodService has more than 30 positions available! High school diploma or equivalent required. We’re interviewing on-site at a job fair this TUESDAY at the #myIPS Foodservice Center (4125 Producers Drive). Get all the details here ➡️ ow.ly/MBth30kXrWA ... See MoreSee Less

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Free back-to-school rallies and community days are being held throughout the city to help ease the burden of purchasing supplies. Click here for a full list of #myIPScommunity events, including details on the IPS Back to School festival at IndianaHistoricalSoc: ow.ly/z8Fb30kXrII ... See MoreSee Less

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REMINDER - Convoy of Hope is today from 10am – 4pm at #myIPS John Marshall Middle School (10101 E. 38th Street). Receive free groceries, health services, haircuts, family portraits, other community services, lunch, games and much more! Details: ow.ly/fst830kWmUX ... See MoreSee Less

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