Degrees and Certifications:
The Pennsauken Public Schools provide transportation for children in the district who qualify according to the guidelines listed below:
The Board of Education shall transport eligible pupils to and from school and school related activities in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:39-1 et seq., N.J.A.C. 6A:27-1 et seq. and Board policy. Transportation shall be provided only to eligible public and nonpublic (and charter, if applicable) school pupils, authorized school staff members, and adults serving as approved chaperones.
The Board will provide transportation to and from school for public school pupils less than remote from their school in grades K through 8 who live more than one miles from the school they attend. All students in grades 9-12 will be transported.
The Board will transport pupils certified by a physician as temporarily disabled regardless of the distance between their home and school.
The Board will transport disabled pupils in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:46-1 et seq. and Policy No. 8670.
The Board will approve all bus routes by August 1 of each school year, with the exception of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. Bus routes for all non-remote pupils who must walk to and from school along hazardous routes will be designated. The Board will consider, but shall not be limited to, the criteria outlined in N.J.S.A 18A:39-1.5 in determining “Hazardous Routes.”
The Board will not be responsible for the transportation of nonresident pupils to or from school, except that transportation to and from school will be provided for homeless children for whom the district is determined to be the district of residence and for homeless children enrolled in this district when no district of residence has been determined.
Routes and Stops:
Prior to the beginning of each school year, routes are established so that vehicles will travel the roads safely and serve the largest number of students within a reasonable time.
Students are only to ride the bus assigned to them in the beginning of the school year.
Students are expected to be in compliance with rules and regulations.
Parents are responsible and liable for any willful or malicious damage done to school buses by their children.Here are some recommendations for parents:
Do not ask the driver to stop at places other than the designed stop
Assume responsibility for educating your child to cooperate with the bus driver
Insist on correct behavior while waiting for and riding on the bus
Accompany a very young child to the bus stops