Transportation

IMPORTANT PROPOSED CHANGE IN STUDENT PM DROP OFF REQUIREMENTS

 

At the July, 2017 Hamilton Township Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a new Transportation Policy 8605 – Requirements to Meet Students at Bus Stop. This policy provides for the following:

  • All preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students must be met at the bus stop by a person who will be taking responsibility for that student as they depart the bus in the afternoon.
  • Any person who will be taking responsibility for the student must be age 12 or older.
  • The parent/guardian of any student in grades three through eight who rides a special needs van may request that their student not be dropped off without a responsible person meeting them by contacting the Transportation Department



Please click this link to review the entire policy:  TransBus


TransBus

The Hamilton Township School District is committed to providing safe and efficient school bus transportation to its students. The district has a long tradition of providing this service safely to all students who are eligible under New Jersey State laws, rules, and regulations. This policy outlines the services the school district provides and explains the district’s compliance with all applicable laws and rules pertaining to school bus transportation. The Hamilton Township School District does not operate its own buses but is a member of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional Transportation Consortium. The Consortium is responsible for determining the most efficient and economical way to transport our 3,300 Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 student population to the three District Schools as well as various special education locations and qualified Non-Public, Choice, and Charter schools.

 

Riding a bus to and from school in the Hamilton Township School District is a PRIVILEGE not a right.

All students must observe good conduct, courtesy, cooperation, and respect for the authority of the bus driver.

 

TRANSPORTATION KEY DATES

2017 – 2018 School Year


Thursday, August 3, 2017 – Bus Passes Mailed for Davies School & Hess School

Friday, August 11, 2017 – Bus Passes Mailed for Shaner School

Friday, August 18, 2017 – Cutoff date for bus changes and new registrations that will be effective the first day of school


Thursday, September 8, 2017 – First day of school for Davies, Hess, and Shaner Schools (1/2 day)


Friday, September 9, 2017 – First day of school for Hess Preschool (1/2 day)


Monday, September 11, 2017 – Effective date of busing for changes and new registrations received received after August 18, 2017



Many Transportation questions will be answered by reviewing the Hamilton Township School District School Bus Transportation Handbook. Please click here to access the handbook. TransBus


Link to Hamilton Township Board of Education

Policy 8602 Requests for Alternate Bus Transportation TransBus


Link to Hamilton Township School District Request for Transportation/Change in Transportation Form TransBus  




Hamilton Township School District Transportation Contact Information

Transportation Office                                          Sheppard Bus Service

Telephone: 609-476-6318                                      Telephone: 856-765-3812

Fax: 609-625-4847                                                Extension: 406 or 405

Email: Transportation@HamiltonSchools.org


                               

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