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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT



General Information


     The information below is provided to give a general understanding of transportation policies and procedures for the Newburgh 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.


Frequently Asked Questions - General


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


Q. What are the distances that determine eligibility?


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


Q. When is bussing not provided?


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


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.)?


Q. Where can I obtain an alternate stop form?


Q. Are there any restrictions regarding alternate stops?


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


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


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


Q. How are bus stops determined?


Q. Do busses make house stops?


Q. Who establishes bus stops?


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


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


Q. What must I do if my home address changes?


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


Q. Is busing allowed on private property?


Q. Do buses have attendants/monitors?


Q. Are there video cameras on the buses?


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


Q. Can my child be suspended from the bus?


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


CONTACT TRANSPORTATION OFFICE



Mark Connolly, Director of Transportation
20 Chestnut St., Newburgh, NY 12550

Phone: 845-568-6833
Fax: 845-568-6836





BUS STOPS 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 students and their phone numbers.

Gallagher Bus Service Corp565-7900 x316
George M. Carroll Inc 565-8300
Mid State Bus Service, Inc 565-7900 x317
Visconti Bus Service, LLC 562-4040
West Point Tours, Inc 561-2671

     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
20 Chestnut St., Newburgh, NY 12550

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





TRANSPORTATION POLICY



     The Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Board of Education policy on “Transportation” requires the district to “provide transportation… for pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 who live in the City [of Newburgh] at a distance of more than 0.4 miles from the school of their attendance and all pupils in grades 7 – 12 who live in the City at a distance of more than 1.0 miles from their school.”

     This means that elementary students (grades K-6), who live in the City of Newburgh within four-tenths of a mile of the school they attend, are not eligible for bus transportation to and from school..

     Secondary students (grades 7-12), who live in the City of Newburgh within one mile of the school they attend, are not eligible for bus transportation to and from school.