2,500 Port Jervis students
are transported daily
to our four schools. The District contracts with Quality Bus Service, a private company, to provide transportation services.
Bus stops and routes are cooperatively planned by Quality Bus
Service and the district. Quality provides buses, drivers,
maintenance, and training. The company has an excellent safety
record and exceeds state requirements for equipment, driver
history, criminal clearance, and training.
For your convenience, transportation forms - except for requests to change assigned bus routes - can be sent to school with your child, dropped off at your child's school office or faxed to Quality Bus at 845-858-2160. Requests to change assigned bus routes must be approved by your child's principal.
The District considers the school bus an "extension" of the classroom. To ensure the safety of everyone riding on the bus, students should conduct themselves according to the established standards of classroom behavior. Parents are asked to help bus drivers maintain safety and order by reviewing the Bus Rules and Regulations with their children.
Requests to change assigned bus routes must be approved by your
District policy mandates that kindergarten students must be put
on and taken off the bus by a parent/guardian or responsible
individual authorized by the parent/guardian in writing.
If you are unable to be at the stop to take your child off the bus,
we need to know who is authorized by you to meet your child.
Please complete the Kindergarten Student Bus Form and return it to the Transportation Department or School Office as soon as possible.
The District offers a late bus run for High School and Middle
School students who participate in eligible after-school
activities. Students who want to ride the late bus must receive
permission in advance from a building administrator. All late
buses depart from the High School at approximately 3:55 p.m.
Middle School students are transported to the High School at
3:30 p.m. The buses do not make all regularly-assigned stops.
By law, all school districts in New York State must provide transportation to students enrolled in non-public school who live within a 15-mile radius of the school they attend. To qualify, students in grades K-8 must live more than two miles from their school; students in grades 9-12 must live more than three miles from their school. Parents seeking transportation for their children to a non-public school for the 2016-2017 school year must submit a Request for Transportation to Non-Public School by April 1, 2016. New students must file the request within 30 days of moving to the district.
Quality Bus Service transports students enrolled in private
school in accordance with the district’s calendar and policy.
Parents are responsible for transporting their children to
school on days the Port Jervis School District is not in
session. This includes in-service days.