Transportation

COMMUNICATION

The City School District of New Rochelle is dedicated to providing the safest, most efficient and cost effective transportation. Communication between residents and the Transportation Office is an important part of providing effective transportation services. The transportation staff is available to address any questions or concerns either by phone or email (transportation@nredlearn.org). Every effort is made to respond in a timely manner.

Call the bus company: 

  • If the bus is running late
  • If your child is not home yet
  • Before and after school hours

First Mile Square: (914) 423-7777                                               

First Student: (914) 668-2700

 Call the transportation office for routing issues, or to:

  • Request a stop change
  • Request a childcare stop
  • Report behavior issues

City School District of New Rochelle - Office of Transportation: (914) 576-4230

If you do not intend to use the school bus for your child, please contact the Transportation Office as soon as possible.

Address changes must be made through the school your child attends.

BUS STOPS

School bus stops and pick-up times for students riding yellow school buses are established by the Transportation Department. For the safety of the students, only students assigned to the bus route are allowed on the bus and each student will be picked up and discharged only at designated stops. School buses stop at "group" stops to ensure that our buses run in a timely manner and arrive to school on time.  Door to door transportation is not available.  Please note that in order to run timely routes, and in compliance with the New York State Commissioner of Education ruling that it is the parents’ responsibility to get their child(ren) safely to and from their bus stop. Students in Kindergarten and grade 1 must be picked up by a parent/guardian or a person designated by the parent/guardian in writing. Find a form designating a person to pick up a student here . (Photo identification must be shown at the bus stop.) Students in grades 2 through 12 will be dropped off at the bus stop regardless of whether a parent or guardian is present. Find a letter explaining the policy for Kindergarten and grade 1 students here.

EMERGENCIES, ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS

If there is an emergency, accident or incident on the school bus parents will be notified in a timely fashion by either the transportation office, the bus company or the school's main office according to the district's safety and security protocols. 

METRO CARDS

The cost of the metro card is $9.00 per card.

The cost of the student pass is $115.00 per 5-month period.

Student pass cards will be prorated each month.

Eligible students in grades 6 through 12 may purchase a metro card or student pass at a subsidized rate for use on the Bee-Line (Liberty Lines) which is Westchester County's bus system.  Stop times and stop locations are set by the county. 

The RevTrak online payment system to purchase Student Metro Cards is now ready for use. Cards may be picked up at the school your child attends. Please contact your school for dates and times.

Purchase Student Metro Cards 

 

Closings, Delayed Openings, Cancellations of After-School Activities

What goes into the decision to close schools, delay the openings or cancel after-school activities? Find the answers in the Q&A here:

Who decides when the District is closed or school openings are delayed?
The Superintendent of Schools makes the decision to close schools for the day or to delay the opening of school.

What is the latest time that a District closing or delayed opening be called?

Whenever possible, the District will notify students and parents of a school closing the night before. When that is not possible, the District aims to notify the community of a closing or delayed opening by 5:30 a.m.

 

When will a decision be made to dismiss early or to cancel after-school activities due to inclement weather?

The District does not call unscheduled early dismissals, but may occasionally cancel after-school activities if warranted. Whenever possible, the decision whether to cancel after-school activities will be made by mid-day. However, due to the unpredictable nature of weather, the need to cancel the activities may not become apparent until later in the day. In those cases, notification of the decision will be carried out as quickly as possible.

 

How will I receive notice of school closings, delayed opening, early dismissal or cancelation of after-school activities?

The District alerts students, their families and the community at large in multiple ways to make sure the message gets out to all. An email is sent to District families and staff and an alert is placed in red at the top of the District website, www.nred.org. Notice is also posted on the District’s Facebook and Twitter feeds and is sent to media outlets.

Area media outlets that carry the announcements can be found here.

 

How many school days can be missed because of inclement weather?

Two snow days are built into the calendar and can be taken with no other change needed. Two other dates are set aside as inclement weather make-up days. Those are days on which school is scheduled to be closed, but would open if the District exceeds two inclement weather days. In the 2018-2019 school year, those days are May 24 (if a third snow day is needed) and April 22 (if a fourth snow day is called.)

If weather forces the schools to close more than four days in a single school year, the District must find other days off to take back and open schools.

 

How is the decision to close schools or delay the opening made and what goes into the decision-making process?

When inclement weather is present or forecasted, and the Decision to close schools or delay the start of the school day has not yet been made, the Superintendent of Schools joins a conference call with other area superintendents at 4:45 a.m. to assess how other districts are preparing for the day.
The Superintendent then consults with: the District Director of Buildings and Grounds for reports on any issues with facilities; the Transportation Department for reports whether the bus companies that serve the District are prepared; and the New Rochelle City Manager for reports on road conditions and expected snow/debris clearance.

 

Why would the District choose to delay school openings rather than close for the day?

The decision is determined by the current and forecasted weather and road conditions. If conditions are expected to improve by about 10 a.m., the Superintendent may determine that a delayed opening is warranted rather than a school closing for an entire day.

 

What buses are used for a delayed opening?

On a normal day, the companies First Mile Square and First Student transport eligible* elementary school students in yellow buses while eligible* middle and high school students  receive discounted passes for the Westchester Bee Line (Liberty Lines) buses.

During a delayed opening, the yellow buses take over the Bee Line buses; First Mile Square and First Student handle all of the bus transportation.

 

* A student is generally eligible for bus transportation or discounted Bee Line bus passes if he or she resides at least 1.5 miles from the school he or she attends.

Bus Routes

The following are bus routes for New Rochelle High School,  Albert Leonard Middle School and Isaac E. Young Middle School. On regular days, the bus routes are run by Westchester County Bee Line (Liberty Lines) buses. During a delayed opening, the routes will be run by yellow schools buses.

REGULAR school day:

New Rochelle High School (Regular Day) 

Albert Leonard Middle School (Regular Day)

Isaac E. Young Middle School (Regular Day)

 

DELAYED opening:

New Rochelle High School (Delayed Opening)

Albert Leonard Middle School (Delayed Opening)

Isaac E. Young Middle School (Delayed Opening)