District Information

General Information
For Parents: Transportation

The Eastchester Union Free School District is dedicated to providing the safest, most efficient and cost effective transportation to our residents. Please read below to see if your child qualifies for in district busing or busing to private and parochial schools.

In-District Transportation

Children attending Eastchester Schools in grades K-5 are eligible to receive transportation if they reside one half mile or more from school. Children in grades 6-12 are eligible to receive transportation if they reside one mile or more from school. Your child's bus information is sent in August. If your child does not qualify for busing, due to the mileage restrictions, it will be noted.

Buses, drivers and monitors are provided through First Student, Inc. (914) 668-2800.

Requests for a change of bus stop or bus route must be made in writing - via fax (914) 395-1102, mail to Eastchester Union Free School District Board of Education, Transportation Office, 580 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 or e-mail at RArena@Eastchester.k12.ny.us. Please allow up to 5 business days for a response. Response times may be longer during the first few weeks of school. Requests for bus stops in front of your home will not be granted.

Communication between residents and the Transportation Office is an important part of transportation services. The transportation staff is available to address any questions or concerns either by phone or email. Every effort is made to respond in a timely manner.

School bus stops and pick-up times are established by the Transportation Department. For the safety of our students, only students assigned to the bus route are allowed on the bus, and each student will be picked up and discharged at designated stops only. Students in grades 2 through 5 will be let off at the bus stop without a parent or guardian present if an Authorization to Walk Home Form is on file with the Transportation Office. This form is sent home with the bus information in August and is also available below.

Children attending the EASY Program, Woodlot Christian Pre-School, or Lincoln Academy, that are transported to/from these facilities, must complete a Transportation Request to Day Care/After School Facilities Form as soon as enrollment is completed. Any scheduling changes must be given in writing to the Transportation Office. Children will not be transported to/from these programs without this form on file in the Transportation Office. Each facility will have the form. Click on the link below for the form.

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

In the event your bus is late you may call the bus company directly or the Transportation Office (914) 793-6130 ext. 4444 to inquire.

Additional Forms, if required:

Day Care and After School Transportation Request

Authorization to Walk Home Form (Grades 2 - 5)

Out of District Transportation

In accordance with New York State Education Law, the Eastchester Union Free School District will furnish transportation for your child to attend the private or parochial school of your choice up to the statutory limit of 15 miles. Students in grades K-5 are eligible for transportation if they currently reside more than ½ mile and students in grades 6-12 are eligible if they reside more than 1 mile from the school of your choice. Residents requesting transportation to private or parochial schools must be registered with the Eastchester School District. The registration form for students entering private or parochial schools is linked below. If you have any questions regarding your registration status, please contact Roe Snyder, in the District Registration Office, at (914) 793-6130 ext. 4777.

Below, you will find the application to request transportation to and from private or parochial schools. In compliance with the New York State Education law, section 3635, this application must be received by the Transportation Office no later than April 1 of the school year prior to receiving transportation. A separate application must be provided for each child attending private or parochial school. If you are undecided as to which school your child will be attending, multiple applications may be submitted prior to the April 1st deadline (if multiple applications are submitted prior to April 1st, you will have until July 1st to make a final decision). Upon receiving each transportation application, an acknowledgment will be forwarded to you. Please retain the acknowledgment for your records. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within ten days, please contact the Transportation Office.

Please note that all transportation applications must be received by the Transportation Office on or before April 1st, 2017. Applications submitted after April 1st will not be approved. Also, failure to properly complete any registration application, if applicable, could delay or disqualify your application for transportation.

Eligible applicants will be notified at the end of August, 2016 regarding bus schedules and train commutation instructions. If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact the Transportation Office at (914) 793-6130 ext. 4444.

Private/Parochial School Transportation Forms:

Registration Application for Students Attending Private and Parochial Schools (registration is required prior to applying for transportation services)

Transportation Application for Students Attending Parochial/Private Schools

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