This past year, the State provided funding to California school districts to assist with student transportation. As a result, New Haven Unified is projected to receive $1.1 million for the 2023/24 school year. While this funding is nowhere near the amount needed to reinstate bussing at the level we were able to implement in the early 2000s when the State was allocating money to districts to provide this service, it does allow the District to explore some options for families in need.
With input from various District partners, the District developed a plan that meets the State’s requirements for implementing this new program. To help determine what would be most helpful to our families, balanced with the limited funding available and requirements by the State, we sent two surveys to our families. Two themes that emerged from these surveys were the hardship experienced by those in our community living in the district’s northeast section and the overall traffic congestion.
To address these concerns, we partnered with Union City Transit to operate a new schedule and an expanded service area to provide bussing services to middle and high school students through youth clipper cards.
The schedule is based on the middle school bell times.
This service operates on weekdays when schools are in session and is open to the public.
Parents can fill out the form by visiting the Union City Transit website to apply for Youth Clipper Cards, at: https://www.clippercard.com/ClipperWeb/discounts.html
Completed applications with proof of age document may be:
Emailed to: Transitbussing@nhusd.k12.ca.us (Please use “Clipper Card Application” in the subject title.
New Haven USD
3636 Smith St Union City CA 94587
Applications will be processed on a weekly basis. Please allow up to three weeks for processing. You will be notified when the card is ready for pick up. We are working with UC Transit for other options that may help in receiving the cards faster. We will keep everyone informed.