Unusually Hazardous Transportation

  • State law requires that students, attending both public and private schools, who live more than 2 miles from the school they are eligible to attend be transported to and from school.  The only exception would be a district that invokes the "city option" through use of a common carrier. In addition, some students who live within 2 miles but their route to school has been deemed to be "unusually hazardous," must be transported if there is not another way to remove the hazard (for example, the addition of a crossing guard).  In recent years, it has been suggested by auditors and DPI that these areas be consolidated into one document, studied and updated, and be made publicly available. That process has been worked on for the past year in cooperation with our transportation contractor, the Waukesha County Sheriff, and the schools affected.

    Sheriff Department studies and opinions may be requested by parents, citizens, or the School District of Waukesha.  Some Sheriff Department opinions are given by phone calls, email, and/or by more detailed studies. If a parent or citizen wishes a study, they may contact the School District of Waukesha Transportation Office.  For questions or concerns, please contact Evonne Johnson at 262-970-1150 or email at emjohnson@waukesha.k12.wi.us.


    To view a copy of the UHT Plan, dated January 2013, please click here.