School Walk Zone Information

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    Loudoun County Public Schools Annual Walk Zone Review Process

    Nov 2020 - Jan 2021:

    Annual review of all walk zones is conducted by LCPS Transportation Staff

    Jan 2021 - Feb 2021:

    Final results of the review are submitted and evaluated by LCPS Traffic & Pedestrian Specialist.

    Review is completed and recommendations are developed for the upcoming school year for presentation to the School Board’s Student Support & Services Committee.

    March 2021 - April 2021: 

    Written communication is sent to each household being proposed as ineligible for bus transportation with notification about the upcoming committee meeting.

    Walk zone modifications are presented to the Student Support & Services Committee who will review and approve the modification request.

    May 2021 - June 2021:

    Final decisions will be made by the Student Support & Services Committee.

    Households determined ineligible for bus transportation will receive written notification of decisions no later than June 1.

    Written appeals to the Superintendent or designee must be received within 30 days of the date of written notification.

    July 2021:

    Administrative appeals procedure completed with a decision sent to the appellant within 30 days of receipt of the appeal by the Superintendent or designee.

    Appeals to the School Board of an administrative decision must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent or designee within 10 school days of the notification of the decision that is the subject of the appeal.


    Walk Zone Appeal Process:

    Requests for exceptions to a walk route may be made in writing to the Division Superintendent. 
    Section E: Right of Appeal

    Ridership eligibility and walk route distance decisions of the school division may be appealed, in writing, to the Superintendent, or his/her designee, within thirty (30) calendar days of notification of their establishment.  The Superintendent, or his/her designee, should respond to the appeal within fifteen (15) working days.  The decision of the Superintendent, or his/her designee, may be appealed to a committee of the School Board under Policy 2350 “Appeal of Administrative Decisions.”  Bus route stops constantly change and are not subject to appeal.

    Notifications were sent to schools on May 26, 2020 and parents of those affected on May 29, 2020. The appeal period lasts for 30 days after the notification date, closing at midnight on June 28, 2020.  The link will be deactivated at that time.

    To submit your written appeal, please complete the online form, using the following link:

    Policy 6210: Right of Appeal Online Form