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Transportation



Important News 

鶹 Enlarged City School District is proud to announce that we’ve joined the Orange County School Bus Safety Program in line with NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law 1174-A. 

As part of the program, all school buses that transport 鶹 Enlarged City School District  鶹 will be outfitted with safety technology to make the ride to and from school safer for all. This technology includes stop-arm enforcement cameras designed to detect vehicles that illegally pass stopped school buses while the bus’s stop sign arm and red lights are engaged. Authorized approvers then review the footage to determine whether to issue a violation by mail.  

At 鶹 Enlarged City School District, the safety of our children is a top priority. The New York Association for Pupil Transportation estimates that motorists illegally pass stopped school buses in New York State 50,000 times a day. Over time, this safety initiative seeks to curb dangerous driving behavior around school buses. 

In addition to the enforcement technology, our buses will be outfitted with other important safety features, including interior cameras and an emergency response panic button for bus drivers to alert school officials in the event of an incident.    

This technology has been provided at zero cost to the school district or taxpayers, as the program is entirely and exclusively violator-funded.

If you would like more information, we invite you to visit

Dr. Jackielyn Manning Campbell 


General Information
The information below is provided to give a general understanding of transportation policies and procedures for the 鶹 Enlarged City School District. Please click on the links at the right for Frequently Asked Questions specific to Pre-Kindergarten, Private/Parochial and Special Education Transportation. Please contact the Transportation Department at (845) 568-6833 with specific questions.

Please be advised, at the beginning of the school year the Transportation Department receives hundreds of phone calls and inquiries each day. In the event you are unable to speak with someone and leave a voice message, please be patient your call will be returned as soon as is possible. Please Note: During the first week of school, busses may be late during pick-up and drop-off.


Bus Stop Information
Bus stops are established by the bus contractor. Questions related to the bus stops should be directed to the bus company. The following is a listing of the companies who provide transportation for our 鶹 and their phone numbers.

Gallagher Bus Service Corp 565-7900 x316
George M. Carroll Inc 565-8300
Visconti Bus Service, LLC 562-4040
West Point Tours, Inc 561-2671

Orange County Transit

845-288-0883 x2


The District Transportation Director will advise the bus company to change any bus stops which are deemed unsafe due to traffic safety issues. If you feel your child’s stop is unsafe due to traffic related issues, put your request in writing and address it to:

Transportation Director NECSD
124 Grand Street, 鶹, NY 12550

 All other inquiries regarding bus stops should be directed to the bus company who transports your child.

Bus Routes
 
(2023-2024 School Year) 

 

Transportation Policy
In accordance with the policy of the Board of Education of the 鶹 Enlarged City School District and New York State Law, transportation will be provided for all 鶹 who live outside the City of 鶹. Transportation will also be provided for all City of 鶹 鶹 in grades kindergarten through grade 8 and for 鶹 in grades 9-12 at a distance of more than 1.0 miles from their school up to 15 miles.

 

Alternate Bus Stops

The deadline to submit Alternate Bus Stops is three (3) weeks before your scholar starts in-person learning. Any form received after that will not be guaranteed to be in place when your child begins in-person learning.  Alternate stops must be for five (5) days a week, per district policy.  School bus routes must remain consistent for the safety of our scholars. 

Bus passes will be issued on rare occasions for emergencies only.  Please make other arrangements for your child’s transportation if they are not going to their regular bus stop.  The Alternate Stop Form can be found on the transportation page of the NECSD website, on the right hand side of the page.  Please email the completed form to transportation@necsd.net   You may also fax it to 845-568-6836 or drop off the form in person in the Registration drop box at the auditorium entrance of the Board of Education building (124 Grand St., 鶹).

Bus stop information will be posted on the NECSD website under "Important Topics."  You will need your child's ID number to access the information. Student ID numbers can be found in Parent or Student Portals as well as on report cards.

Contact Transportation

Patricia Coyne, Director of Transportation
BOE/ Library Complex
124 Grand Street
Behind Registration Office

Email: Transportation@necsd.net
Phone: 845-568-6833
Fax: 845-568-6836

Forms and Files

Athletic Bus Schedule (updated 3/20/2024)

Alternate Stop Form
2024-25 Alternate Stop Form | Due April 1, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year 
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 (Due July 1, 2024)

Private/Parochial Transportation

Due by April 1, 2024 for 2024-2025 school year 


Pre-K Transportation


 

 

  

Transportation FAQs

Q. Is my child eligible to ride a school bus?

A. In accordance with the policy of the Board of Education of the 鶹 Enlarged City School District and New York State Law, transportation will be provided for all 鶹 who live outside the City of 鶹. Transportation will also be provided for all City of 鶹 鶹 in grades kindergarten through grade 8 and for 鶹 in grades 9-12 at a distance of more than 0.5 miles from their school up to 18 miles.


Q. What are the distances that determine eligibility?

A. For 鶹 in grades 9-12, eligibility is greater than one half (0.5) mile. All 鶹 in grades Kindergarten through 8 are eligible for transportation.


Q. How is the distance between the home/alternate stop address and school calculated?

A. The distance between the home/alternate stop address and school is calculated electronically by Transfinder, the computerized bus routing program used by the District.


Q. When is bussing not provided?

Bus transportation is not provided:


Q. Do I need to fill out a form for my child to be assigned to a school bus?

A. If your child attends public school, is registered in the 鶹 Enlarged City School District and is distance eligible for bus transportation, busing will be established to and from the home address currently on file with the School District and no additional forms need to be completed.


Q. What if I would like my child to be picked-up or dropped-off at an address other than my home address (baby sitter, day care, etc.)?

A. If you would like your child to be picked-up or dropped-off at a location other than the home address of record, you must complete an Alternate Stop Request Form indicating the address you would like the child picked-up and/or dropped-off.  Alternate Stop forms do not carry over from year to year. An Alternate Stop Form must be completed by April 1st of the preceding school year. Late requests are not guaranteed to be in place for the start of the school year.  Processing of Alternate Stop Forms usually takes 2-3 business days but may take longer during busy times of the year. An Alternate Stop Form must be completed each time you would like the pick-up or drop-off location to change. Alternate Stop requests must be for five days per week.


Q. Where can I obtain an alternate stop form?

Alternate stop forms can be:


Q. Are there any restrictions regarding alternate stops?

A. Alternate stop locations are subject to distance eligibility requirements as defined above and must be within the boundaries of the 鶹 Enlarged City School District. Alternate Stop requests must be for five days per week. For emergency situations or requests for less than five days, the parent/guardian must contact the child’s school to obtain a temporary bus pass.


Q. How do I obtain bus schedule information for my child?

A. Bus schedule information can be obtained in the following ways:


Q. When should my child be at the bus stop?

A. It is recommended that all 鶹 be at their designated bus stop ten (10) minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time. All 鶹 must be at their bus stop prior to the bus arriving at the stop. Students should not be waiting indoors as this affects the schedule and timeliness of the bus route.


Q. What should I do if the bus is late?

A. In the event the bus is more than ten (10) minutes late please contact the bus company directly. Due to the size of the District, number of bus routes and number of 鶹 transported on a daily basis, we cannot call parents when buses are delayed by traffic or weather conditions. In the event of a significant delay that results from a mechanical breakdown or the bus being involved in an accident, parents will be contacted by either the school or bus company.


Q. How are bus stops determined?

A. Bus stops are established according to the policies and guidelines of the District, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and New York State Education Department directives and recommendations. Wherever possible, bus stop locations are centrally located at street corners/intersections or centrally located addresses to insure the safety of all 鶹 and other motorists and to accommodate the maximum number of 鶹.

While we understand the challenges parents face, the following do not warrant changes being made to a bus stop: not being able to see the bus stop from your home; elderly or disabled parent, grandparent or day care provider; day care provider who cannot walk to the bus stop due to other children in the facility; darkness/weather, lack of sidewalks or street lights, or previous location of bus stop.


Q. Do buses make house stops?

A. Bus stop locations are established according to the policies and guidelines of the District, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and New York State Education Department directives and recommendations. Multiple house stops on the same street will be consolidated to one central stop wherever possible as determined by the bus company or Director of Transportation. House stops may be established for Special Transportation 鶹 according to IEP requirements.


Q. Who establishes bus stops?

A. Bus stops are established by the bus companies in accordance with District and New York State Education Department policies and guidelines.


Q. Whom should I contact if I have a question about my child’s bus stop?

A. If you have a concern about your child’s school bus you should first contact a supervisor at the bus company. If the bus company is unable to assist you, contact a building administrator (Principal, Assistant Principal) at the student’s school. If you are unable to reach a building administrator contact the Transportation Department at (845)-568-6833. You can also submit your concern online by and completing the form.


Q. Does my child have to be met at the bus stop by a parent/guardian?

A. Students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 2 and all 鶹 receiving special transportation must be met at the bus stop by a responsible person of middle school age or older.  If a responsible person is not at the bus stop to meet the student, the bus will continue on its route. The school will attempt to contact the parent/guardian and may arrange for the bus to return to the stop to discharge the student when parent contact has been made. If no parent/guardian can be contacted, the student will be returned to the school. The parent/guardian must then arrange to pick the student up at the school. Note: Students in Grade 3 and above are not required to be met by a responsible person, but will not be released from the bus if they are usually met at the bus stop but there is nobody present to receive them and/or the student is not comfortable getting off the bus by him or her self. In this instance, the school will attempt to contact a parent/guardian. If unsuccessful, the student will be returned to the school.

 

What must I do if my home address changes?

A. In the event of a change in your home address, a Full Change form must be completed on the Registration page of the school district website.  You will need to submit proof of residency (deed, tax bill, rental agreement, utility bill, etc.). You may also bring your documentation to the Registration Department at 124 Grand St. 鶹.  Permanent address changes cannot be made by the Transportation Department. 


Q. What must I do if my phone number or email address changes?

A. In the event of a change in your home, work, mobile phone number or email address, you can make these changes in your Parent Portal account. You may also change this information by completing the Short Change form on the Registration page of the school district website.  Telephone number and email changes cannot be made by the Transportation Department.


Q. Is busing allowed on private property?

A. In accordance with 鶹 Enlarged City School District Board of Education policy, busing for K-12, pre-kindergarten and private/parochial 鶹 is prohibited on private property. Busing on private property is only permitted for Special Transportation 鶹. Note: Authorization from the property owner does not supersede the policy of the Board of Education.


Q. Do buses have attendants/monitors?

A. Monitors/attendants are provided on buses transporting Pre-K 鶹 and Special Transportation 鶹 per IEP requirements.


Q. Are there video cameras on the buses?

A. Video/audio recording takes place on all buses serving the 鶹 Enlarged City School District. Video/audio recordings may be used in the administration of student behavioral issues and as a part of the student management process. Per Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) parents may not be permitted to view bus videos.


Q. Whom should I contact if I have a concern about my child’s school bus?

A. If you have a concern about your child’s school bus you should first contact a supervisor at the bus company. If the bus company is unable to assist you, contact a building administrator (Principal, Assistant Principal) at the student’s school. If you are unable to reach a building administrator contact the Transportation Department at (845)-568-6833. You can also submit your concern online by and completing the form.


Q. Can my child be suspended from the bus?

A. In accordance with New York State Education Law and the District Code of Conduct bus transportation is a privilege, not a right. A student’s bus privileges may be suspended for inappropriate behavior or violation of the 鶹 Enlarged City School District Code of Conduct. In the event of a bus suspension, the parent/guardian is responsible for transporting the student to and from school during the suspension period. Per the New York State Education Department it is allowable to suspend a student from transportation privileges to secure the health and safety of other 鶹.


Q. Whom should I contact regarding items lost or left on the bus?

A. In the event your child leaves or loses a personal item on the bus, contact the bus company. Bus company phone numbers may be found on the Transportation Home page of the District website.


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