Pupil Transportation

Office of Pupil Transporation“Transporting Students on the Road to Success!”

The Office of Pupil Transportation professionals play a crucial role in our students’ education. OPT not only is responsible for precious cargo, our team connects children with classrooms, helps the developing athletes achieve progress in their sport of choice and assists students discover neighborhoods and communities by providing transportation to and from field trips and special events. In addition to daily transportation services, our team links our students to in district sponsored after school programs and events. There are lots of moving parts in Pupil Transportation!

Our average Omnibus Operators has over ten years of transportation experience and all of our drivers participate in an extensive safety training program. Our team also performs regularly scheduled and ongoing vehicle maintenance checks to ensure our internal fleet of school buses are in the best operating condition.

Transportation services for students with special needs who meet eligibility requirements, some of our schools’ athletic events and selected field trips are provided by vendor bus companies and are arranged through the services of a management company. The District mandates that our vendor buses and personnel undertake mandated safety training and that vendor buses follow state and federal safety guidelines.

Whether transportation services is facilitated by the Newark Public Schools or by a vendor bus company, it is OPTs core value to provide safe, timely and efficient transportation services for all Newark students who are eligible for transportation services!

For general inquiries, please email: opt@nullnps.k12.nj.us

Contact Info
Quanika Dukes-Spruill
M.A. Ed
Executive Director

Office Location
765 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-733-7290
Fax: 973-733-7122

Pupil Transportation Staff

Quanika Dukes-SpruillExecutive Director973-733-7371qspruill@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Administrator Support
Departmental Oversight & Leadership
Dottie CronerAssistant Coordinator for School Transportation Services973-733-7191d1croner@nullnps.k12.nj.us
Manager of General Transportation Support
Gayle HughesAssistant Coordinator for School Transportation Services973-938-7341Ghughes@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Manager of Vendor Management/Finance
VacantSupervisor of Omnibus OperatorsN/A
Manager of Omnibus Operators/Field Support
Ruthie Williams BrayClerk 3973-807-3757Rbray@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Bus Tickets for Charter Schools
Aid in Lieu
General Transportation Support
Stacey BellamyProgram Specialist 2973-938-7343Sbellamy@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
NPS Bus Tickets
Aid in Lieu
Out of District Transportation Support
Juan RosarioClerk 3 /Router973-733-7291J3Rosario@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Routing Specialist - North Ward & Bilingual
Victor FonsecaProgram Specialist 2 /Router973-938-7432VFonseca@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Routing Specialist - Central/East Ward & Pre-K
Out of District Transportation Support
Allison HibbertProgram Specialist 2 /Router973-938-7312Ahibbert@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Routing Specialist - West Ward & Charter Schools
Wilma LewisClerk 3973-733-7127Wlewis@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Field Trips
General Transportation Support
Tyshina PowellProgram Specialist 2973-938-7342T1Powell@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Field Transportation Support
Athletic Transportation
General Transportation Support
Jeffery MortonSenior Fiscal Analyst973-733-7192Jmorton@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Vendor Management/Finance
Lashona HopkinsSenior Transportation Inspector973-902-6569Lhopkins@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Anthony BeltonTransportation Inspector973-807-3788Abelton@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US
Jerome LovettTransportation Inspector973-733-7290j1lovett@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US

Office of Pupil Transportation Partners - Contact Information

NameTitle Phone NumberExtension
Office of Special Education – Newark Board of EducationMain Line973-733-7314
Essex Regional Educational Services CommissionMain Line973-405-6262
Ivelisse VerasDirector of Transportation973-405-6262295
DCP&P/Homeless requests
Itzel ArenasField Trips973-405-6262243
NPS Transportation973-405-6262287
Ayyub CherryOut of District requests973-405-6262272
Debra MayoGeneral Help973-405-6262200
Natalia BarrettAthletics973-405-6262296
Ana Osoria, Newark Board of EducationSpecial Services Unit: Specialist for Homeless Management973-424-4445
Health Services – Newark Board of Education504 Transportation973-733-7150

Document Library

Student Transportation Information
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
SY 20-21 Athletic Transportation Request Form – Template
64 downloads 1.1 09-25-2020 8:01
Student Bus Guidelines Form (Shuttle)
173 downloads 1.0 08-21-2019 8:06
Reopening Plan – Student Transportation
62 downloads 1.1 09-17-2020 10:59
Process Flow 2019-2020
209 downloads 1.0 08-12-2019 9:26
Office of Pupil Transportation Brochure
1153 downloads 1.2 09-29-2017 11:47
Newark Student Commuters Brochure
773 downloads 1.0 08-17-2016 4:40
Home to School Transportation
493 downloads 1.1 08-21-2019 8:07
Cleaning Protocol for Vendor and District Vehicles
46 downloads 1.0 09-02-2020 10:49
B6T form
728 downloads 1.1 01-30-2017 11:49
School Bus Contractor Information
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
Vendor- Incident-Behavior Form
568 downloads 1.2 08-21-2019 8:07
Vendor Bus Company Owners Memo
167 downloads 1.0 08-19-2019 10:16
School Bus Vendor Owner Meeting
167 downloads 1.0 10-11-2019 12:33
Pupil Transportation – Vendor Bus Company
256 downloads 1.0 08-19-2019 7:58
Process for Accident Communication
50 downloads 1.0 09-04-2020 7:00
NJDOE Required Training
157 downloads 1.0 08-19-2019 10:16
Effectively Transporting Newark Students
423 downloads 1.1 02-26-2019 8:07