Bus Information

  • The Lawrence Township Public School District transports more than 3,300 students to and from school each day. We take very seriously our responsibility to ensure that all of our students have a safe and efficient way to get to school and that they arrive ready to learn. 

     

    • Bus transportation is provided for those in grades K-6 who live more than 1 mile from school, those in grades 7-12 who live more than 1.5 miles from school, and those for whom having transportation alleviates an unsafe situation (e.g., prevents a student from having to cross a highway, etc.)

    • School bus riders are required to adhere to all bus regulations and safety rules and to exhibit good citizenship while waiting at their designated bus stops and while riding. Students who commit serious and/or repeated infractions may be suspended or excluded from the bus, especially if his or her behavior contributes to the diminished safety of fellow riders. 

    • Students will be picked up and dropped off only at district bus stops. Please do not ask your bus driver to drop your child off in front of your house or at any other non-designated drop-off location. Bus stops are selected carefully to ensure safety and to enable buses to complete their routes in an efficient and timely manner.

    • A student may only ride the bus for which his or her pass is issued. Any changes must be done through the Transportation Office.

     

    BUS PASSES

    Bus passes contain all essential details of the arrangements we have made for transporting your child to and from school. Your child’s name, address, grade, pick-up time, bus stop location, route/bus number, destination (school), and bus contractor appear on the bus pass. Please examine the pass carefully and review it with your child. It is important for you and your child to know the route/bus number. Students should also carry their bus passes with them each day. *Passes are mailed home during the last week of August. If any information is missing or incorrect, please contact the Transportation Office at 609 671-5444.  

     

    PICK-UP TIMES

    Students should arrive at their designated stops ten minutes prior to the pick-up time listed on their bus pass. 

    Please be patience during the first few weeks of school as it is normal for buses to arrive at stops a few minutes before or after their scheduled times. 

    If the bus is more than 15 minutes late, please contact the Transportation Office at 609 671-5445 or 609 671-5444. 

     

    CHILD CARE/ALTERNATE PICK-UP OR DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

    Child care provider transportation may be provided if it is to/from the same location 5 days per week. For example, a student may be picked up in the morning at his or her designated bus stop Monday through Friday and then dropped off after school to The Learning Experience Monday through Friday. Transportation cannot be provided to any location for less than five days per week and cannot be provided for play dates. All child care transportation requests must be made at least five days prior to the start date needed. Please be aware that requests received after August 15th through the second week of school might not be able to be accommodated immediately. All requests are dependent upon ample available seating on the bus.

    Child Care Provider forms are located below. 


    TRANSPORTATION WAIVER/REINSTATEMENT

    If you know that your child will not be riding a bus because he or she has alternate transportation, please fill out a Transportation Waiver. Your doing so will allow us to assign riders who might otherwise be bumped unnecessarily to another bus. If at any time during the year you find that you need to rescind that waiver you can fill out a Transportation Reinstatement form. You will find both forms, as well as Waiver Policy Guidelines, in the link at the bottom of this page.