Most Districts Provide Busing

Riding the bus to school in the morning and home in the afternoon is a fact of life for many North County students. Here's a look at the 26 area school districts and their busing policies:

BONSALL UNION

Busing: 70% of the students ride the bus; all students are eligible; district operates its own bus system.

Students: 1,260

Teachers: 56

Schools: 2

Superintendent: Terry K. Ryan

District Office: 31505 Old River Road, Bonsall 92003

Phone: 945-3188

School year: Sept. 3-June 14

BORREGO SPRINGS UNIFIED

Busing: 80% of students ride the bus; students who live farther than a mile from school are eligible; district owns and operates four buses.

Students: 368

Teachers: 20

Schools: 2

Superintendent: David H. West

District Office: 2281 Diegueno Road, Borrego Springs 92004

Phone: 767-5357

School year: Sept. 3 - June 11

CARDIFF

Busing: 345 students ride the bus; students who live farther than a mile from school are eligible; service provided by San Dieguito Transportation Cooperative.

Students: 900

Teachers: 42

Schools: 2

Superintendent: Joseph P. Fazio

District Office: 1888 Montgomery Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea 92007

Phone: 632-5890

School year: Sept. 3 - June 16

CARLSBAD UNIFIED

Busing: The district does not have busing.

Students: 6,400

Teachers: 298

Schools: 10

Superintendent: Thomas K. Brierley

District office: 801 Pine Ave.,

Carlsbad 92008

Phone: 729-9291

School year: Sept. 6 - June 18

DEL MAR UNION

Busing: Number of students who ride bus not available; all students are eligible; service provided by San Dieguito Transportation Cooperative.

Students: 970

Teachers: 40

Schools: 2

Superintendent: Robert L. Harriman

District Office: 225 9th St., Del Mar 92014

Phone: 755-9301

School year: Sept. 3-June 11

ENCINITAS UNION

Busing: 1,450 students ride the bus; grades K-3 are eligible if they live farther than three-fourths of a mile from school, grades 4-6 are eligible if they live further than one mile; service provided by San Dieguito Transportation Cooperative.

Students: 4,970

Teachers: 182

Schools: 8

Superintendent: Donald E. Lindstrom

District Office: 101 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas 92024

Phone: 944-4300

Year-Round Calendar ESCONDIDO UNION

Busing: District does not bus students.

Students: 14,805

Teachers: 671

Schools: 17

Superintendent: Robert Fisher

District Office: 1330 E. Grand Ave., Escondido 92027

Phone: 432-2400

School year: Sept. 3-June 12

ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH

Busing: 400 students ride the bus; students must live farther than three miles from school; district owns and operates 15 buses.

Students: 6,385

Teachers: 303

Schools: 5

Superintendent: Jane Gawronski

District Office: 240 S. Maple St., Escondido 92025

Phone: 480-3000

School year: Sept. 3-June 11

FALLBROOK UNION ELEMENTARY

Busing: 80% of students ride the bus; all are eligible; district owns and operates 48 buses.

Students: 5,869

Teachers: 263

Schools: 7

Superintendent: Jennifer Jeffries

District Office: 321 N. Iowa St., Fallbrook 92028

Phone: 723-7000

School year: Sept. 3-June 11

FALLBROOK UNION HIGH

Busing: 40% of students ride the bus; all are eligible; district shares buses with the elementary school district.

Students: 2,300

Teachers: 98

Schools: 2

Superintendent: Robert P. Thomas

District Office: South Mission Road and Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook 92028

Phone: 723-6300

School year: Sept. 3-June 12

JULIAN UNION

Busing: 85% of students take the bus; all are eligible; district owns and operates five buses.

Students: 500

Teachers: 25

Schools: 2

Superintendent: Christopher W. Foster

District Office: 1704 Highway 78, Julian 92036

Phone: 765-0661

School year: Sept. 5-June 11

JULIAN UNION HIGH

Busing: 85% of students ride the bus; all are eligible; district owns and operates three buses

Students: 240

Teachers: 12

Schools: 2

Superintendent: Chet Francisco

District Office: 1656 Highway 78, Julian 92036

Phone: 765-0606

School year: Sept. 5-June 10

OCEANSIDE UNIFIED

Busing: 7,000 students ride the bus; students who live farther than a mile are eligible; district owns and operates 50 buses.

Students: 17,400

Teachers: 800

Schools: 22

Superintendent: Steven F. Speach

District Office: 2111 Mission Ave., Oceanside 92054

Phone: 757-2560

School year: Sept. 10-June 18

PAUMA

Busing: 100% of the students ride the bus; all are eligible; district owns and operates five buses.

Students: 350

Teachers: 20

Schools: 2

Superintendent: Kim E. McLaughlin

District Office: 33158 Cole Grade Road, Pauma Valley 92061

Phone: 742-3741

School year: Sept. 3-June 12

POWAY UNIFIED

Busing: 8,000 students ride the bus; Kindergartners have to live farther than one mile, grades 1-5 have to live farther than one and a half miles, grades 6-8 have to live farther than two miles, and grades 9-12 have to live farther than two and half miles; district owns and operates 97 buses.

Students: 23,321

Teachers: 1,200

Schools: 24

Superintendent: Robert L. Reeves

District Office: 13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway 92064-3098

Phone: 748-0010

School year: Sept. 5-June 18

RAMONA UNIFIED

Busing: 2,200 students ride the bus; student eligibility varies from school to school; district owns and operates 32 buses.

Students: 5,942

Teachers: 275

Schools: 7

Superintendent: Donald Haught

District Office: 720 9th St., Ramona 92065

Phone: 788-5000

School year: Sept. 3 - June 11

RANCHO SANTA FE UNION

Busing: District does not provide busing.

Students: 540

Teachers: 25

Schools: 1

Superintendent: R. Roger Rowe

District Office: 5927 La Granada, Rancho Santa Fe 92067

Phone: 756-1141

School year: Sept. 3-June 12

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED

(Includes Mira Mesa)

Busing: 7,900 students ride the bus in the Magnet School Program; 8,100 students ride the bus in the Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program; 3,500 students ride the bus in the Special Education program; and 1,500 students ride the bus for various after school programs such as the Regional Occupation Program and Off Campus Integrated Learning Education. The district owns and operates more than 500 buses and contracts for additional buses from Mark IV Charter Line, Laidlaw, Goodalls and Ryder Student Transportation Services.

Students: 122,000

Teachers: 6,573

Schools: 153

Superintendent: Thomas W. Payzant

District Office: 4100 Normal St., San Diego 92103

Phone: 293-8686

School year: Sept 3-June 10

District also has year-round schools

SAN DIEGUITO UNION HIGH

Busing: 1,094 students ride the bus; junior high school students must live three miles from school, senior high school students must live three and half miles from school; district is member of the San Dieguito Transportation Cooperative.

Students: 7,032

Teachers: 394

Schools: 5

Superintendent: William A. Berrier

District Office: 710 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 92024

Phone: 753-6491

School year: Sept. 3-June 11

SAN MARCOS UNIFIED

Busing: 50% students ride the bus; K-3 grades must live farther than three-fourths of a mile, grades 4-8 must live farther than a mile and a half, grades 9-12 must live farther than two and a half miles; district owns and operates 41 buses.

Students: 9,104

Teachers: 305

Schools: 10

Superintendent: Cloyde M. (Mac) Bernd

District Office: 1290 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos 92069

Phone: 744-4776

School year: Sept. 3-June 12

SAN PASQUAL UNION

Busing: All students ride the bus; all are eligible; district owns and operates three buses.

Students: 223

Teachers: 9

Schools: 1

Superintendent: J. Gordon Christensen

District Office: 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido 92027

Phone: 745-4931

School year: Sept. 3-June 12

SOLANA BEACH

Busing: 600 students ride the bus; students are eligible if there is a safety problem; service provided by San Dieguito Transportation Cooperative.

Students: 1,750

Teachers: 110

Schools: 3

Superintendent: Raymond D. Edman

District Office: 309 N. Rios Ave., Solana Beach 92075

Phone: 755-8000

School year: Sept. 3-June 12

SPENCER VALLEY

Busing: District does not provide busing.

Students: 31

Teachers: 2

Schools: 1

Superintendent: Jane Wingrove

District Office: 4414 Highways 78 and 79, Santa Ysabel 92070

Phone: 765-0336

School year: Sept. 4-June 12

VALLECITOS

Busing: District does not provide busing.

Students: 204

Teachers: 10

Schools: 1

Superintendent: Paul Cartas

District Office: 5211 5th St., Fallbrook 92028

Phone: 728-7092

School year: Sept. 3-June 11

VALLEY CENTER UNION

Busing: 94% of the students ride the bus; all are eligible; district owns and operates 18 buses.

Students: 2,206

Teachers: 105

Schools: 3

Superintendent: Jeff Mulford

District Office: 28751 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center 92082

Phone: 749-0464

School year: Sept. 3-June 11

VISTA UNIFIED

Busing: 40% of students ride the bus; grades K-2 must live farther than three-fourths of a mile, grades 3-5 must live farther than one mile, grades 6-8 must live farther than 1.5 miles, and grades 9-12 must live farther than 2 miles to be eligible; district owns and operates 84 buses.

Students: 18,300

Teachers: 950

Schools: 20

Superintendent: Rene Townsend

District Office: 1234 Arcadia Ave., Vista 92084

Phone: 726-2170

Year-round Calendar

WARNER UNION

Busing: 100% students ride the bus; all are eligible; district owns and operates seven buses.

Students: 240

Teachers: 10

Schools: 1

Superintendent: Tom Cooper

District Office: 30951 Highway 79, Warner Springs 92086

Phone: 782-3517

School year: Sept 4-June 11

Enrollment statistics are for 1990-91 school year. This report was compiled by Caroline Lemke and is based on information obtained from the individual school districts.

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