Title I Transportation Procedures

  • Update on Documentation Procedures

    It is no longer necessary to document rides. Information provided by Lyft and Airport Taxi is sufficient for compliance purposes. Please contact Ryan Fell if you have specific questions or concerns about your school's Title I transportation funds.


    Purpose and Allowable Activities

    The purpose of transportation funds is to remove a barrier that prevents parents/guardians from full participation in the academic life of their student(s). These activities may be conferences, meetings, parent involvement events etc. Transportation funds may only be used for activities that directly support the parent's involvement in the academic education of their child and their involvement at the school.



    Lyft or Airport Taxi may be used as a last resort when there is no other means of transportation available.

    Neither Lyft nor Airport Taxi may not be used to transport students to and from school, to the doctor, or any reason due to their inability to get to school during the day. Lyft or Airport Taxi are to be used to facilitate the participation of parents in their children’s education.


    Authorized Users

    • Each school/building has a site/login code for Lyft and Airport Taxi. Please protect this information as Title I or the school is responsible for every trip charged to this account number. Never give the account number to a parent or community person or another staff person other than the authorized persons provided to Title I.


    Ordering a Lyft


    Ordering a Taxi

    • If you wish to order a taxi, the most effective way to schedule is through Airport Taxi's online booking system.
      • The login number is your school's 3-digit site code, not the SPPS account code
      • The password should be known by your building principal/lead clerk
        • Contact the Office of Federal Programs if you don't have this information (651-632-3783)
        • Tips for online ordering:
          • Use Places and Favorites as often as Possible. Places have an address attached to them and a GPS “pick-point” within the system that directs the driver to a specific spot. There are over 13,000 places in the street database including every school.
          • Favorites allow you to save the parts of an order that you enter repeatedly (like a pickup address or possibly a client you often transport), so you don’t have to enter the same information over and over again. You can have an unlimited number of favorites.
    • Alternatively, cabs may be ordered over the phone at 612-888-8889. If ordering over the phone please have the following prepared:
      • SPPS Title I Account Code
      • User Code
        • Contact the Office of Federal Programs if you don't have these codes (651-632-3783)
      • Contact name of the person being picked up
      • Number of riders
      • Pick-up and Drop-off Address
      • Pick-up Time
      • Return Time
      • Any special instructions
      • Your name, and school/direct phone number
    • If a taxi is called for a family and they no longer need the cab, it is the school’s responsibility to notify the cab company. There is a charge to the schools for an unused taxi. When there’s a “No Load”, the charge is $10 to be paid by the school.
    • Provide families with contact information should any problems be encountered.
    • For any questions or concerns you may have, contact the Title I Office 651-632-3790. 



    • Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Family Nights
    • IEP Meetings
    • Site Council
    • Parent Meetings
    • Open House
    • School Event
    • Discipline
    • Enrollment
    • Sick Child
      Missed Bus
    • Dr. Appointment
    • Transport Student