The Columbia School District provides transportation to and from school for all students residing within their attendance area based on residence based on:
- Kindergarten through eight grades (K-8) who reside one (1) mile or more from their school of attendance
- Nine through twelve grades (9-12) who reside two (2) miles or more from their school of attendance.
Parents of students ineligible for transportation per the above-referenced policy may, on an individual basis, contract with Student Transportation of America for transportation service at their discretion. This service may be provided if requested by parents, but only in those cases where the number of students and the routes of travel justify such an arrangement. Pay ridership will not be considered if it requires additional bus routes or a deviation from an existing route. The per-student cost of pay ridership is determined by STA and per semester.