Lora Orchard(908) 879-7373 ext. 7311Welcome back to school! For the first few days of school, please be at your bus stop at least 10 minutes before the assigned pick-up time and remember that it is not unreasonable to wait 10 minutes after the assigned time. During the first two weeks of school, bus routes often run late or early and sometimes bus stops are missed. It usually takes several days to get all the routes running smoothly.
In order to increase bus efficiency and insure that all buses operate at full capacity, some bus routes have been changed this year. Drivers are again being instructed to make pick-ups and drop-offs at designated locations only. Also, at any time during the year, if a bus becomes overcrowded, reassignments may be necessary.
Any requests for bus or bus stop changes must be submitted on the Transportation Change Request Form (click here to access the form). Only requests of an urgent or critical nature will be considered and all changes will be permanent. If you are considering a change in bus or bus stop please keep in mind that it takes time to process a change, so plan accordingly.
Please remember: The school bus cannot be used to go to a friend’s house or for short term childcare requests.
Sometimes, despite everyone’s best efforts, a student may get off at the wrong bus stop or encounter some other problem getting to the right place. If you have a young child or are new to the area, please make every effort to meet the bus or have someone your child is familiar with meet the bus the first few days of school. It is also always a good idea to reinforce with your child that he or she come directly home and check in before going to a friend’s house. If you have a question about the location of a bus stop, please contact the board office.