Pupil Transportation

“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 fifteen 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 contracted school bus companies and are arranged and managed through the efforts of Pupil Transportation. Home to school transportation services for students who attend Out of District Placements are arranged and managed through the services of an Educational Services Commission. The District mandates that all school bus companies and personnel undergo mandated safety training and that school bus companies’ buses follow all State and federal safety guidelines.

Whether transportation services are facilitated by the Newark Board of Education or by a school bus company, it is OPTs core mission 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

Office of Pupil Transporation
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-Spruill

Executive Director, Transportation Services

(973) 733- 7371

 

qspruill@nullnps.k12.nj.us Administrator Support, Departmental Oversight and Leadership
Dottie Croner

Asst. Coordinator of School Transportation

(973) 733 -7191 d1croner@nullnps.k12.nj.us Manager of General Transportation Support/Home to School Transportation Efforts
Gayle Hughes

Asst. Coordinator of School Transportation

(973) 938-7341

 

 

ghughes@nullnps.k12.nj.us Manager of Finance/Vendor Management/School Bus Contractor Compliance & Contracts
Victoria Rivera

Clerk III

(973) 733-8268 V1rivera@nullnps.k12.us General Transportation Support/Customer Service/DCP&P
Nateesha Magee

Clerk III

(973) 733-7127 nmagee@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US Bus tickets for Charter Schools,  OOD Transportation Support
Tyshina Powell

Program Specialist II

(973) 938-7342 t1powell@nullnps.k12.nj.us Athletics/General Transportation Support
Stacey Bellamy

Program Specialist II

(973) 938-7343 sbellamy@nullnps.k12.nj.us District Bus tickets, AIL, General Transportation Support
Juan Rosario

Clerk III/Route Manager

(973) 733 7291 J3rosario@nullnps.k12.nj.us Routing Specialist
Allison Hibbert

Program Specialist II

(973) 938-7312 ahibbert@nullnps.k12.nj.us Routing Specialist
Jeffrey Morton

Sr. Fiscal Analyst

(973) 733-7192 jmorton@nullnps.k12.nj.us Vendor Management/School Bus Contractor Payments & Compliance,  OPT Budgeting
LaShona Hopkins

Sr. Transportation Inspector

(973) 733-7290 lhopkins@nullnps.k12.nj.us Route/Vendor Inspector/School Bus Contractor Field  Compliance
Johnny Majano

Transportation Inspector (Start Date 9/13/21)

(973) 807-3788 TBD Route/Vendor Inspector

Office of Pupil Transportation Partners - Contact Information

Shannon Wilson, Director

Sussex Regional Cooperative

973-398-3583

(follow prompts, 7 for Newark Families)

 

nboe@nullsussexcoop.org Management of Out of District Student Transportation Efforts
The Office of Special Education

Newark Board of Education  

(973) 733-7314 osemain@nullnps.k12.nj.us Approval and Notification of Student Transportation for Students with Special Needs (as per students’ IEP)
Ana Osoria, Program Specialist 3

Newark Board of Education

District McKinney-Vento & Educational Stability Liaison

Office of Student Support Services/Student Life

 

(973) 424-4445

 

 

aosoria@nullnps.k12.nj.us NBOE Liaison for Homelessness

and DCP&P

 

The Office of Health Services

Newark Board of Education

(973) 733-7150 504Review@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US Approval of Transportation for 504 Requests  
The Office of Accounts Payable

Newark Board of Education

(973) 733-6966 accountspayable@nullnps.k12.nj.us Contractor/Aide in Lieu of Transportation Payments
The Office of Procurement

Newark Board of Education

(973) 733-6549 purchasing@nullnps.k12.nj.us Student Transportation Bids

Vendor Registration

Document Library

Student Transportation Information
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
SY 20-21 Athletic Transportation Request Form – Template
41 downloads 1.0 08-23-2021 10:35
Student Bus Guidelines Form (Shuttle)
319 downloads 1.0 08-21-2019 9:06
Reopening Plan – Student Transportation
204 downloads 1.1 09-17-2020 11:59
Office of Pupil Transportation Brochure
1444 downloads 1.2 09-29-2017 12:47
Newark Student Commuters Brochure
950 downloads 1.0 08-17-2016 5:40
B6T form
881 downloads 1.2 09-29-2021 10:48
School Bus Contractor Information
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
Name Downloads Version Last Modified
Vendor- Incident-Behavior Form
731 downloads 1.2 08-21-2019 9:07
School Bus Evacuation Drill
133 downloads 1.0 03-04-2021 10:27
School Bus Driver Certification Roster
85 downloads 1.0 03-31-2021 14:04
School Bus Attendance
163 downloads 1.0 03-04-2021 10:27
School Bus Aide Certification Roster
201 downloads 1.0 03-31-2021 14:05
Pupil Transportation – Vendor Bus Company
401 downloads 1.0 08-19-2019 8:58
Process for Accident Communication
148 downloads 1.0 09-04-2020 8:00
NJDOE Required Training
280 downloads 1.0 08-19-2019 11:16
NJ Annual Certification of School Bus Drivers Transmittal Form
356 downloads 1.0 03-31-2021 14:07
Modifications to NJAC 6A:27 School Bus Contractor
56 downloads 1.0 05-26-2021 14:52
Memo-School Bus Signs
279 downloads 1.1 03-04-2021 10:39
Memo - Cleaning Protocols
117 downloads 1.0 03-04-2021 10:26
Effectively Transporting Newark Students
573 downloads 1.1 02-26-2019 9:07
Cleaning Protocol for Vendor and District Vehicles
107 downloads 1.0 03-04-2021 10:27
54-Passenger Bus Seating Chart
110 downloads 1.0 03-04-2021 10:28
2020-21 Transportation Quoted Route Contract
123 downloads 1.0 03-25-2021 11:00