The law provides that students who live less than the mileage
limitations specified below, as previously adopted by the qualified
voters of this school district, shall not be transported to and from the
regular school program.
The school district will provide bus transportation for students who
live in the district and who attend public or non-public schools
according to the policy set by the Board of Education. That policy is as follows:
Bus assignments will be mailed to parents of eligible students prior to
the start of school and will not be posted on this website.
Transportation of children to private and parochial schools outside the
district is provided up to a maximum of 15 miles, and state law mandates
transportation for handicapped children to a maximum of 50 miles. All
requests for transportation of non-handicapped children attending
private and parochial schools within the 15 mile limit must be made by
April 1, preceding the next school year.
All kindergarten and grade 1 students.
Students in grades 2-5 who live .5 of a mile or more from school.
Students in grades 6-8 who live 1 mile or more from school.
Students in grades 9-12 who live 1.5 miles or more from school.
Application forms and detailed information may
be obtained by calling the district’s Transportation Office at 893-3300
or by clicking the link below.
for Transportation to Non-Public Schools and Certified Day Care
The safety of our children is a prime concern in the complicated task of
transporting students as efficiently as possible. The following
directions are offered so that children and parents know precisely what
is expected in the way of proper student conduct related to the use of
school buses. Parents are asked to review the directions with their
children to help the school district ensure safe and pleasant school bus
experiences for resident pupils.
Failure to comply with these directions may result in the suspension of
a child's bus privileges.
Pupils are to arrive at their bus stop approximately ten (10) minutes
before the bus is due.
Wait in orderly lines off the highway, and do not damage or destroy
All students on a school bus are under the authority of its driver and
are required to follow the driver's instructions.
Complete order must be maintained within the bus at all times so that
the driver is not distracted form the primary duty of safely operating
T he driver will report a pupil's misconduct to the building principal,
which could result in the suspension of a child's bus privileges or
other disciplinary actions.
Students are to use only their regular bus and established stop location
unless they have a written request by their parent/guardian and the
permission of the school principal, or the principal's designee, to do
Pupils are never to walk along the side of a bus when either approaching
or leaving it. They are always to remain completely clear of the bus.
State Education Department stresses that established visual contact
between driver and crossing students is critical to safety. Students
crossing in front of the bus need to maintain eye contact with the
driver, and wait until the driver signals them before they are to cross
in front of the bus.
Once on the bus, pupils are to seat themselves quickly and to remain
seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
No part of a pupil's body or belongings is ever to be extended out the
Objects may not be thrown on, from or at the bus.
Treat school equipment as you treat your own valuable property and
Pupils are expected to be reasonably quiet, polite and courteous in
their speech and behavior with the driver and other pupils on the bus
and with their neighbors at the bus stop.
Unacceptable behavior includes shouting and screaming, name-calling,
pushing and shoving, poking, hitting, fighting, abusive language and any
other behavior generally deemed to be disruptive, impolite and
The consumption of food or beverages, as well as smoking is strictly
In case of an accident, pupil should not leave the site of the accident
unless directed by the bus driver or any other authorized personnel.
Any student taking a bus other than the one designated to them must
bring in a note signed by their parent or guardian to the office first
thing in the morning for approval. Students designated to a bus who plan
to walk or ride bikes must also submit a note.
School authorities may suspend the pupil from the privilege of riding on
the bus because of disorderly conduct. In this event, it will be the
responsibility of the parents to see that the child is in attendance at
To obtain bus information before and after school hours, please call
Suffolk Transportation: 665-3246.