District Transportation Policy: (CLICK HERE to View BOE Policy)

  • Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten must be met by a parent or designated adult at the assigned bus stop and should present themselves at the bus door. Bus drivers are not allowed to let these students off with a sibling. If no parent or designated adult is at the stop, the child will be transported back to school at the end of the run and placed in our Child Care Program. The charge for a returned student is $59.00 on full days and $68.00 on early dismissal days.

  • Students are not permitted to ride home on another student's bus. If your child is going to a friend's house please make other arrangements.

  • Students need to be at their assigned bus stop 10 minutes prior to the time on the bus pass.

  • The Board of Education cannot provide "door to door" service in such a vast population area as Galloway Township, therefore stops shall be established for several students living within the same proximity and meeting all busing regulations. Students will not be required to walk more than three-quarters (3/4) of a mile from the bus stop to his/her home.

  • All GTMS Activity Buses are "Perimeter Stops Only", therefore students will not be dropped off at their regular bus stop.

  • Students should carry their bus pass with them all year.

  • Students are assigned to one bus route and shall be transported to and from the same stop daily. 


Bus Stop Changes:

  • If the stop change is to a baby-sitter or other than home location, please fill out the "Babysitter Form" below. This is only available for long-term stop changes.

  • A request to change bus stop pick up/drop off location must be made in writing with the transportation office using the "Request for Bus Stop Change Form" (below). Any changes will take 48 hours after approved. No changes will be made the first week of school.

  • When you receive the bus pass for the new school year (approximately two and half weeks prior to the first day) please review it carefully and contact the transportation office immediately if it is incorrect so we can make the correction at that time. No changes will be made one week prior to the start of/or during the first week of school.

  • If you need to change the bus stop because you have moved, you must come in and make the change of address with the district registrar before a new bus pass can be issued.

Students and Parents are reminded...
Riding the school bus is a privilege. It is imperative that all students observe the rules of proper conduct while riding the bus. To ensure the safety of all the students, these rules will be strictly enforced:

  • The driver is in full charge of the bus and the pupils.

  • Serious misbehavior by students will result in suspension from riding the bus. If this occurs, parents will be responsible for providing transportation to and from school.

  • No pupil shall, at any time, extend his/her hands, arms, head, or any other parts of the body out of the window, whether the bus is in motion or standing still.

  • All students are to remain seated until the bus driver arrives at the destination and comes to a complete stop.

  • Obscene language, throwing or shooting objects, excessive noise, and other actions relating to distractions to the bus driver are prohibited.

  • Any and all willful damage to the bus will be paid for by the offender or his/her parents. Violation of these rules will result in disciplinary action which may include the suspension of bus privileges.


Important
Phone Numbers

Integrity: 609-965-8100
First Student: 609-965-1818

District Transportation Office:
609-748-1250, ext. 1004
8:00am - 4:00pm; Monday - Friday


 

Babysitter Form (PDF) | Request for Bus Stop Change (PDF)

Above forms can be emailed to the District Transportation Coordinator,
Georgette Reeves: reevesgeo@gtps.k12.nj.us. You will need Adobe Reader
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