New School Year 2020-2021
Students Safety While on the School Bus
Student Athletes noted in Red
Students will be assigned seats daily and consistently. Coaches will be asked to adhere to this guideline and help to create a consistent seating chart.
Parents are encouraged to provide students with hand sanitizer prior to boarding the vehicle. Student athletes can use hand sanitizer before boarding and once off of the vehicle.
Yes. Students will be required to enter the bus from the front and fill the rear seats first. Students will disembark the vehicle from the front of the vehicle.
In accordance with State and City guidelines for face coverings, all passengers are required to wear face masks, covering their nose and mouth, before boarding the bus and during transport. Accommodations for students who are unable to wear face coverings should be consistent with the students’ IEP.
All district and contractor vehicles are required to be cleaned and sanitized daily and in between runs. Cleaning and sanitizing includes seats, rails and all highly touched surfaces. Notify OPT immediately if there are issues with bus cleanliness.
In addition to signage that will post the rules, all home to school transportation buses will have at least one assigned bus aide on board. For Athletic and Field trip transportation efforts, coaches and school chaperones are required to accompany students to assist with safety efforts. Coaches are expected to ride with student athletes to and from games. Non-district personal are not allowed to be transported without authorization from OPT.
Contact your school’s transportation liaison for guidelines, and with questions. An Office of Pupil Transportation professional can also assist with guidance. Please call 973-733-7290 for support. Please keep in mind that school buses are contracted to remain with teams throughout the duration of the game/event, unless otherwise communicated. Contact OPT immediately if there are issues.
Aid in Lieu of Transportation
Only students who attend school in person will receive AIL.
New Jersey Transit Resources
In accordance with state law, N.J.S.A. 18A:39-1, all public elementary school students (grades K-8) who live more than two miles from their school and all public secondary school students (grades 9-12) who live more than two-and-a-half miles from their school are entitled.
- Contact your school’s transportation liaison guidelines, and questions. An Office of Pupil Transportation professional can also assist with direction. Please call 973-733-7290 for support
- For additional information regarding New Jersey Transit commuter information, please reference https://www.nps.k12.nj.us/departments/sba/operations/pupil-transportation/
Athletic Transportation Efforts
Students who meet State eligibility guidelines will receive Public Transportation resources to get to and from school. School bus transportation will be provided for teams to travel accordingly.