Transportation & School Safety
Lake Wales Charter Schools is located in the east part of Polk County, Florida. We currently transport over 2,100 students daily to 7 schools in Lake Wales and Babson Park. Our routes are based on a 4 mile radius of the students assigned school. We currently follow the guidelines from Florida Department of Education with safety being our main concern.
Transportation Eligible Registration and Tips
Special Needs and KG students must be met at the door of the bus at the stop location. Students will be returned to the school at the completion of the route if they are not met. Every effort will be made to contact the parent before returning.
Students who live less than two miles from a school will not be eligible for transportation based on the State Board of Education rule 6A 3.001(3). The 2-mile radius rule is as follows: "A reasonable walking distance for any student who is not otherwise eligible for transportation pursuant to Section 1011.68, Florida Statutes, is any distance not more than two (2) miles between the home and school or one and one-half (1 1/2) miles between the home and the assigned bus stop."
Transportation will be provided to students that live closer than the 2-mile radius based on the state criteria for Hazardous Conditions.