Parents could be involved in assessing potential walking routes in areas where pupils face losing entitlement to school transport.
A controversial policy to be adopted by Fife Council is expected to scrap buses for hundreds of pupils.
However, councillors have proposed that parent council representatives be allowed to attend when officers are deciding whether walking routes are available.
Many pupils who live within two miles of their secondary school or a mile of their primary school are entitled to transport despite being within the distance criteria as historically, there has been no available walking route.
Following the adoption of the new policy, which has been agreed in principle, routes are to be reassessed.
For most of the areas affected, there was a draft recommendation that transport would no longer be required.
Fife Council’s scrutiny committee recommended several minor changes to the policy, after going over it in detail.
Convener Tim Brett said: “The proposal is for the assessment to be carried out by three officers, with local elected members able to attend.
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“We suggested a representative from the local parent council should also be able to attend when the assessments are done. We think that’s quite important.
“We also want to review the policy after 12 months, so we can check whether it is working or not.”
He added: “We also emphasised that it is not the council’s responsibility to get children to school safely, it the responsibility of parents.”
The policy will be presented again to the council’s children’s services and education committee to be signed off.
Changes affecting pupils currently entitled to travel will come into force in August, next year.
Worried parents have warned that some children could be put in danger by the withdrawal of bus services.
Among the draft recommendations was that pupils from Tofthill could walk the pavement alongside the busy A92 to Auchmuty High School, in Glenrothes.
Parents said route test walks carried out over the winter period showed children could be endangered beside busy roads and at crossings.
The policy, which aims to bring equity of service across Fife, only affects those living within the distance criteria.