MOUNT PLEASANT TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
2022-2023 Transportation Information
The Mount Pleasant Central School District provides busing to all of its in-district public school students as well as eligible private and parochial students who complete a request for transportation. All bus route information is posted in the Parent Portal.
The following were changes implemented in the 2020-2021 school year which will continue for safety and security reasons and for capacity concerns.
- One stop per child - the District has implemented a “one stop per child” requirement. If your child requires pick-up or drop-off at a stop other than the one connected to his or her home address (babysitter, day care, etc.), an Alternate Stop Request Form must be submitted.
- No bus passes or bus hopping - Again, for safety and security and capacity concerns, students will NOT be allowed to ride a bus other than the bus to which they have been routed. Arrangements should be made for pickup at school if the normally scheduled bus stop is not appropriate on a given day. To change a student’s stop location for each day they are attending school parents/guardians should use the Alternate Stop Request Form above.
- Arrival and Dismissal routines - Please refer to communications from your child's building principal regarding arrival and dismissal routines and traffic patterns during school arrival and dismissal. This would include information regarding how to notify the elementary schools if your child will not be riding the bus home.
Alternate Stop Request Form
Parents/guardians may submit an alternate stop request via the Google form below. The requested change will be in effect for every day the child is attending school for the remainder of the school year unless another request is submitted. The form will be monitored periodically for updates and communicated to Royal Coach for implementation. **Hawthorne Elementary parents should also update School Dismissal Manager with the changes.**
**Please note: Alternate Stop Requests are not effective immediately and generally takes three school days to implement. Please continue to monitor the Parent Portal for the status of your request.**
BUS SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY
- Always follow the instructions of the driver.
- Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
- Wait until the bus has stopped completely before entering or exiting.
- Always keep heads and arms inside the bus.
- Keep voices low and never use foul language.
- Items that are potentially dangerous or distracting to the driver are not allowed on the bus.
- Fighting or rough play are forbidden, as are tobacco, electronic cigarettes, alcohol, drugs and other harmful substances. All school buses are equipped with video cameras which may be used to monitor student safety and behavior.
Parents are responsible for the safety of their children while traveling between the student's home and their assigned bus stop. Parents are also responsible for the safety of children while at the bus stop.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS & FAQs
Important Reminders and Frequently Asked Questions
Your child should always be at his/her bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick-up. During the first week of school, buses may be late during pick-up and drop-off. Please be patient. Kindergarten students: please fasten your bus tag to your backpack.
Bus drivers and bus monitors (when assigned) have the responsibility and authority to enforce all rules and regulations to insure the safety of all students on the bus. Bus privileges may be suspended by district administration if a student’s behavior interferes with bus safety or violates district rules or regulations.
Click here to get answers to more Frequently Asked Questions.
Parents or guardians requesting transportation to a private or parochial school for their child must submit the Out-of-District Transportation Request on or before April 1 of the calendar year in which the child will begin school. A form must be submitted each year that a child attends an out-of-district school.
Request for Transportation Form 2022-23
Transportation will be furnished for pupils who:
• Reside within the school district boundaries
• Attend a school not more than 15 miles from their home
• Are five years old before December 1 of that school year
• Complete the transportation request form by April 1 of the year in which the child will begin school
There is no bus transportation on days when Mt. Pleasant Schools are not in session. This may include:
- Legal holidays such as Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day
- Recess Periods such as Thanksgiving Recess, Winter Recess, Mid-Winter Recess, Spring Recess
- Superintendent's Conference Days
- Other days as noted on the official district calendar or as subsequently announced by the district.
Delayed start or school closing:
• If the District experiences a delayed opening, buses will run on the MPCSD delayed-opening schedule.
• In the event Mount Pleasant CSD experiences a weather-related closing, there will be NO out-of-district transportation for that day.
For in- and out-of-district transportation:
Margaret Modugno, Director of Business Administration
914-769-5500 X 5111
For lost items call:
Royal Coach Bus Company
Thornwood Office 914-733-3005
Yonkers Office 914-733-7005 or 914-733-7010