Students with Disabilities Transport Program (SDTP)
To be eligible for transport assistance under the SDTP a student must:
- Be funded under the Program for Students with a Disability (PSD) or Disability Inclusion.
- Reside in the Designated Transport Area (DTA) of the specialist school attended.
- Be enrolled at the school for three or more days per week.
- Be of school-age and reside in Victoria.
Our buses are operated by Skylight and Sita through a tender with Student Transport. Students are monitored on the buses by trained supervisors. Students must follow the same Jackson behaviour expectations of safety, respect and responsibility whilst on the bus at all times. If your child is not able to follow these expectations, this may result in your child being removed temporarily or permanently from the bus service. Should you have any questions or complaints about your child’s bus, then please contact Jackson School on (03) 9366 4322 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see the Department of Education SDTP page:
Jackson’s Designated Transport Area (DTA)
View our Super Stops Information Booklet for further information on our Transport Programs and Routes via: Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Derimut, Hillside, Keilor, St Albans, Sunshine and Taylors Hill.View our Super Stop Information Booklet
Please click on the link below to search for your home address to see if you reside within Jackson School’s DTA. Our office staff will work with you to determine the closest Super Stop to your home address.
Please note that Jackson School’s DTA is changing in 2024. This is due to the opening of a new Specialist School (Mild to Profound Intellectual Disability) opening in Aintree. Students who have been enrolled at Jackson School prior to 2024 will be able to continue to access the Caroline Springs, Hillside and Taylor’s Hill bus services until your child leaves Jackson School.
Independent Travel & Travel Education
Students and families also have the option of travelling to and from school independently. The school must be notified of this arrangement so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
In Year 7 begin formal travel training as part of their curriculum, aiming to support students to become more independent and safe using a range of public transport types. Once students are confident and parents/guardians have coordinated with the school, individual arrangements are created to support students travel to and from school using public transport. The school strongly supports the development of this skill for students where appropriate as this can increase many career pathways for our students. The Travel Education Framework (TEF) is a resource to assist your child with planning a sequential development program that gives students the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully travel independently between home and school using public transport.
Travel Training resources can be found through the following link: