How to request a School Bus stop change
To make the district aware of your
concerns regarding the location of bus stops, we ask that you notify
your child’s school office for a change of stop form or you can click on
the link at the bottom of this page for the form.
You will be notified of the approval or
non-approval of your request within two weeks of submission. Please note
that in the beginning of the school year, the response time maybe
greater due to the number of issues at the start of the school term.
School Bus Loading Zones
As required by Section 3345(h) of the Vehicle Code, Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes;
Every school district transporting school
children by school bus must establish and maintain school bus loading
zones at or near all schools to or from which children are transported.
Each school district transporting children by school bus also must
establish school bus loading zones along the highways traveled by school
buses, in accordance with the Department’s regulations, Title 67,
Chapter 104 of the Pennsylvania Code.
Whenever school bus loading zones have
been established at or near a school or along a highway, it is unlawful
for a school bus driver to stop the bus to pick up or discharge school
children at any location other than loading zones.
Parent Request and Exceptions
- Parents must realize that bus stop assignments cannot be customized to
meet every individual need and still be part of an efficient and economical
- The District cannot consider factors that are associated with individual
family or parental situations. Such concerns are expected to be resolved by the
family, parent, or guardian, not the School District. Examples:
a. Parent not being able to see child walking to bus stop and
/or waiting at bus stop
b. Neighborhood feuds or conflicts with nearby
c. Change in parent’s work schedule.
d. Parent not able to walk to bus stop with child because of
- The granting of special transportation services is based on the
disability or physical handicap of the child transported as required by the
Pennsylvania Regulations at 22 Pa. Code §15.6 and §504 of the Rehabilitation Act
- The School District shall not grant special transportation services to
accommodate the disabilities or other circumstances concerning caregivers,
siblings or other individuals The transportation services include, but are not
limited to, changing bus stop locations and changing walking distances.
If you feel you have a request for change that is not already identified
above, then please click on the link below to complete the request form and
return it to the transportation office. It will take several days, especially
at the beginning of the year for a proper response.
Complete a 'Bus Stop Change Request' by visiting our new DASD Assistance Center! If you are parent/guardian and new to the Assistance Center, please click on the 'Self Register' link from the logon screen.