Transportation


Late subscribers and new registrations (based on eligibility) received and finalized by August 21, 2019 are guaranteed bus assignments by the start of school. Any late subscribers or registrations after the August deadline will have to wait until sometime during the last week of September to be added. 

Bus passes will be mailed around August 28, 2019. These passes will notify riders of their school bus route number, stop location and estimated times of pick-up and drop-off. Under no circumstances are students to ride a bus until the bus pass has been received.



2019-20 Transportation Questions

 

If you are in need of a bus pass or you have questions, please complete this form.

 

If you do not receive a same day response, please contact the following people at the Somerset County Educational Services Commission at (908) 707-0070:

  • Jonathan Santiago ext. 430
  • Philomenia Moeller ext. 400
  • Dondi - Dispatcher ext. 410


2019-20 Subscription Busing


According to state law, the Bernards Township Board of Education must provide transportation to all students who reside at a location remote from school. "Remote from school" is defined by NJAC 6A: 27-1.2 as greater than two miles for grades K-8 and greater than two and one half miles for grades 9-12. Mileage is determined by taking the "shortest route along public roadways or public walkways from the entrance of the student's residence nearest such public roadway or public walkway to the nearest public entrance of the school that the student attends." If you are over these requirements, you do not need to sign up for the bus. You will automatically receive a bus pass prior to the start of school.

If you do not meet these requirements and wish your child(ren) to be transported to school during the next school year, you may sign up for the Subscription Busing Program. The full cost of the program for the 2019-20 school year is $844.00 per student. 

Online Registration Form - Complete the online registration form and mail a check made payable to the Bernards Township Board of Education to Jennifer Nicholson at the Board Office. Please understand that the application will not be processed until payment is received. The online registration form can be accessed by clicking here.

For questions regarding subscription busing payments, please contact Jennifer Nicholson at jnicholson@bernardsboe.com
 

Other Transportation Forms & Information

Subscription Busing Parent Letter (PDF)

2019-20 Transportation Handbook (PDF)

2019-20 Day Care Form (PDF)

2019-20 Second Bus Stop Application (PDF) 

Nonpublic School Transportation Procedures (PDF)

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