Transportation Liaison: Doris McCarrick
Important information for you and your student:
Eligibility For Transportation - Transportation is provided for only those students whose legal residence is in Little Egg Harbor Township. Eligibility is solely based on this legal requirement. The district will provide each eligible student one round trip daily from a designated bus stop to school and back.
Address Changes – If during the school year you change your address within the school district, you must go to the main office at your child/children’s school and fill out a change of address form and provide proof of your new residency. You may also click here for a printable version of our Transportation Form. All bus changes take from 24 to 48 hours to process.
Baby-sitter Forms – Baby-sitter forms must be renewed each year for bus scheduling purposes. Parents wishing to have their child/children transported to and from a baby-sitter must complete this form and return it to the Transportation Department by the last day of the school year. If during the school year you need to send your child/children to and from a baby-sitter or change your child/children’s baby-sitter, you must go to your child/children’s school(s) and fill out a baby-sitter form. You may also click here for a printable version of our Babysitter Form. All bus changes take from 24 to 48 hours to process. Once bus assignments have been completed and bus passes are printed, changes become complicated. Waiting until August/September to make arrangements to have your child ride the school bus to and from a baby-sitter could result in having your request denied because that particular bus is full.
Day Care Providers - If your child is the responsibility of a day care provider, we require that day care provider to be at the bus stop with your child in the AM and PM.
BUS STOP: BE AT BUS STOP 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO PICKUP TIME
Bus Stop Safety – Both students and parents should wait on the side of the road 3 giant steps from the roadway in a safe area. Standing or playing in the middle of the street creates a hazard for pedestrians, traffic and oncoming school buses. Always wait until the bus is completely stopped before walking toward the bus. Poor behavior at the bus stop can result in disciplinary action being taken by a school administrator.
Large Projects and large Instruments - Students bringing large projects or large instruments to and from school need to be transported both ways by their parents.
Footwear on the Buses – For the children’s safety, flip-flops or clogs should not be worn to school. Sneakers and shoes that strap to the child’s foot are recommended. Flip-flops and clogs have been known to fall off as a child gets on and off the bus causing them to trip and possibly be injured.
Driving Your Child To and From School – If you drop off, or pick up, your child at school, you must use the front parking lot and main entrance out front. Our school buses use the back parking lots to drop off and pickup students. If you are going on a field trip with your child/children and are parking in the back parking lot when the buses are on site, we ask that you accompany your child/children into school building. Also, for the safety of you and your child, we ask that you do not cross between the buses.
Cameras – Durham School Service has equipped certain buses with the capability of carrying a video camera. As needed, these buses may have a video camera installed for the purpose of video taping students. This is done to better observe student conduct while riding the bus.
Electronic Devices - Pupils are not permitted to use cellular telephones and other electronic devices while on the school buses and must be kept turned off at all times.