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School Bus Information

Important: Bus schedules are not available on this website. Each student will receive a bus pass indicating transportation status - bus stop, time of pick-up and return. On the first day of school the student should present this pass to the driver of the bus. Students may only ride on the bus assigned to them.

If you have not received this information by September 1, please contact Monticello School Bus Garage at 845-794-8570 or 845-794-2120. Please check the schedules carefully. Requests for changes, individual problems, or transportation questions should be sent to the Transportation Department in writing by filling out a Transportation Comment Form.

SCHOOL BUS INFORMATIONBus Driver

Responsibility for students using buses rests with parents until student actually boards bus or exits bus at end of day.

Students should:

  • be on time
  • behave properly
  • sit in seat
  • obey driver and/or bus aide

Acts of misconduct may lead to student's temporary suspension from all transportation privileges.

Untolerated Acts:

  • smoking
  • pushing
  • swearing
  • refusal to comply with instructions
  • bullying

Following items not allowed on bus:

  • animals, pets School Bus
  • guns, knives (real or otherwise)
  • glass objects
  • baseball bats, sticks
  • cards
  • music instrument larger than Trombone
  • skis
  • fireworks of any kind
  • radios
  • cell phones are to remain in book bags

Late Buses for the middle school and High School

Late buses run every day. The buses depart from the middle school and high school at 4:30 p.m.

The bus is available for all middle and high school students. Principals and/or coaches will notify your son/daughter of specific drop-off points.

Students must have a pass issued by a teacher or administrator to board a late bus.

SEE REVISED LATE BUS RUNS FOR 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

Special Reminders to Parents:

  • No student will depart from bus until they reach their stop
  • A parental note is required for students to take a different bus
  • No bus changes can be made via phone call
  • A parental note is necessary for elementary children that are pick up (do not take the bus)

School Bus Safety and DisciplineSchool Bus Driver

If your child is the recipient of any verbal or physical abuse, please report the incident immediately to your school principal. If possible, include bus number, bus driver's name, and time of day. The principal will then conduct a follow up investigation and report back to the parent the disposition of the incident.

We are proud of the fine job our dedicated bus drivers perform each day. Drivers attend safety and first aid meetings throughout the year to better equip themselves to cope with daily problems. Please help our school bus drivers do a better job by acquainting your child with the following rules:

  • Be at bus stop 5 minutes before scheduled time
  • Stay on side of road while awaiting bus
  • Enter the bus calmly and safely
  • Greet driver with appropriate greeting
  • Take seat immediately; students may be assigned seats by the driver
  • Once seated, remain seated until destination is reached
  • Keep feet out of aisles
  • Talking, not shouting, is permitted
  • No large parcels allowed on bus School Bus
  • Cross road 15 feet in front of bus
  • Respect, obey bus driver at all times
  • Follow proper crossing procedures

Safety tips for walkers

Follow proper crossing procedures

  • It is always best to walk to and from school in groups, whether it is with siblings, neighbors, parents or friends.
  • Walk against traffic, as this makes it harder to be followed.
  • Observe all stop signs and traffic lights.
  • If approached by a stranger, do not talk to him or her, just run away.
  • Within their walk route to and from school, make sure your children know safe places they can run
    to — whether it is back to school, a store, a friend or a neighbor’s house.
  • Students should talk to an adult — parents, teachers and/or their principal — about anything that makes them feel unsafe.

The Do's and Don'ts of Winter Bus Safety

With more students and snow at our bus stops, now is a good time to review some winter bus stop safety tips to ensure a safe and pleasant trip to school. MORE

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