Transportation To and From School
According to state law (New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:27-1.2), students are eligible to receive transportation to/from school as follows.
"Transportation shall be provided to public school students who reside remote from their assigned school of attendance…and special education students who reside remote from their assigned school or who require transportation services in accordance with their Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- The words “remote from the school of attendance” shall mean beyond two and one-half miles for high school students…and beyond two miles for elementary school students.
- For the purpose of determining eligibility for student transportation, measurement shall be made by the shortest route along public roadways or public walkways from the entrance of the student’s residence nearest such public roadway or public walkway to the nearest public entrance of the school which the student attends."
In essence, New Jersey states the school district is not required to provide transportation to students residing less than 2.5 miles from school. In lieu of eliminating courtesy busing for the 20-21 school year, we began by examining all existing routes and bus stops. In many cases, stops had been deep into developments and at multiple corners throughout developments. The transportation staff has reviewed all routes for efficiency. In doing so, many stops were eliminated, corners changed, etc. These changes, in most cases, have shortened the time students spend on the bus. Freehold Regional High School District has established a maximum bus stop distance of .50 miles with a target distance of approximately .30 miles. Please understand the majority of bus stops will not be visible from the student’s home. We continue to encourage families to make the necessary arrangements to have the children escorted to the bus stop.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience. If a request must be made for a change, please complete and submit this online form. We will reply as quickly as possible.