Please be aware of the following when requesting a stop. A request for a bus stop does not assure that it will be approved. Hamilton County Schools Transportation Department sets bus stops within defined criteria. The maximum walk distance for elementary students is 1/2 mile while the maximum walk distance for middle school and high school students is 3/4 of a mile. The Transportation Department sets stops for school buses based on safety and traffic. Stops within .2 miles from other stops will generally be denied. Stops at individual houses will generally be denied. Stops at street corners have the most likely chance of being approved.