The information below is provided to give a general understanding of transportation policies and procedures for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. Please click on the links at the right for Frequently Asked Questions specific to Pre-Kindergarten, Private/Parochial and Special Education Transportation. Please contact the Transportation Department at (845) 568-6833 with specific questions.
Please be advised, at the beginning of the school year the Transportation Department receives hundreds of phone calls and inquiries each day. In the event you are unable to speak with someone and leave a voice message, please be patient your call will be returned as soon as is possible. Please Note: During the first week of school, busses may be late during pick-up and drop-off.
Bus Stop Information
Bus stops are established by the bus contractor. Questions related to the bus stops should be directed to the bus company. The following is a listing of the companies who provide transportation for our students and their phone numbers.
|Gallagher Bus Service Corp||565-7900 x316|
|George M. Carroll Inc||565-8300|
|Mid State Bus Service, Inc||565-7900 x317|
|Visconti Bus Service, LLC||562-4040|
|West Point Tours, Inc||561-2671|
Orange County Transit
The District Transportation Director will advise the bus company to change any bus stops which are deemed unsafe due to traffic safety issues. If you feel your child’s stop is unsafe due to traffic related issues, put your request in writing and address it to:
Transportation Director NECSD
124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
All other inquiries regarding bus stops should be directed to the bus company who transports your child.
(2023-2024 School Year)
In accordance with the policy of the Board of Education of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and New York State Law, transportation will be provided for all students who live outside the City of Newburgh. Transportation will also be provided for all City of Newburgh students in grades kindergarten through grade 8 and for students in grades 9-12 at a distance of more than 1.0 miles from their school up to 15 miles.
Alternate Bus Stops
The deadline to submit Alternate Bus Stops is three (3) weeks before your scholar starts in-person learning. Any form received after that will not be guaranteed to be in place when your child begins in-person learning. Alternate stops must be for five (5) days a week, per district policy. School bus routes must remain consistent for the safety of our scholars.
Bus passes will be issued on rare occasions for emergencies only. Please make other arrangements for your child’s transportation if they are not going to their regular bus stop. The Alternate Stop Form can be found on the transportation page of the NECSD website, on the right hand side of the page. Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org You may also fax it to 845-568-6836 or drop off the form in person in the Registration drop box at the auditorium entrance of the Board of Education building (124 Grand St., Newburgh).
Bus stop information will be posted on the NECSD website under "Important Topics." You will need your child's ID number to access the information. Student ID numbers can be found in Parent or Student Portals as well as on report cards.
Patricia Coyne, Director of Transportation
BOE/ Library Complex
124 Grand Street
Behind Registration Office
Q. Is my child eligible to ride a school bus?
A. In accordance with the policy of the Board of Education of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and New York State Law, transportation will be provided for all students who live outside the City of Newburgh. Transportation will also be provided for all City of Newburgh students in grades kindergarten through grade 8 and for students in grades 9-12 at a distance of more than 0.5 miles from their school up to 18 miles.
Q. What are the distances that determine eligibility?
Q. How is the distance between the home/alternate stop address and school calculated?
Q. When is bussing not provided?
Bus transportation is not provided:
- If the student lives within the City of Newburgh, is in grade 9-12 and the home/alternate stop address is less than or equal to one half (0.5) mile from the school.
- If the home/alternate stop address is located outside the boundaries of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.
- If the student attends a private/parochial school and an Application for Transportation was not filed with the Transportation Department by April 1 of the preceding school year.
- If the student attends a private/parochial school and does not reach age five (5) prior to December 1 of the current school year.
Q. Do I need to fill out a form for my child to be assigned to a school bus?
Q. What if I would like my child to be picked-up or dropped-off at an address other than my home address (baby sitter, day care, etc.)?
A. If you would like your child to be picked-up or dropped-off at a location other than the home address of record, you must complete an Alternate Stop Request Form indicating the address you would like the child picked-up and/or dropped-off. Alternate Stop forms do not carry over from year to year. An Alternate Stop Form must be completed by April 1st of the preceding school year. Late requests are not guaranteed to be in place for the start of the school year. Processing of Alternate Stop Forms usually takes 2-3 business days but may take longer during busy times of the year. An Alternate Stop Form must be completed each time you would like the pick-up or drop-off location to change. Alternate Stop requests must be for five days per week.
Q. Where can I obtain an alternate stop form?
Alternate stop forms can be:
- printed from the transportation home page of the District website under the Forms heading.
- completed digitally by and completing the form.
- obtained from the student’s school.
- obtained from the Transportation Department at 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY.
Q. Are there any restrictions regarding alternate stops?
Q. How do I obtain bus schedule information for my child?
A. Bus schedule information can be obtained in the following ways:
- Bus schedules are posted on the school district website and may be accessed using the student ID# and date of birth. Note: New registrants or alternate stop requests submitted after April 1st may not be reflected in the schedule.
- Schedule information can also be obtained directly from the school, the Transportation Department or the bus company. Contact information for bus companies serving the District are listed in the column on the right side of the Transportation home page.
Q. When should my child be at the bus stop?
A. It is recommended that all students be at their designated bus stop ten (10) minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time. All students must be at their bus stop prior to the bus arriving at the stop. Students should not be waiting indoors as this affects the schedule and timeliness of the bus route.
Q. What should I do if the bus is late?
Q. How are bus stops determined?
A. Bus stops are established according to the policies and guidelines of the District, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and New York State Education Department directives and recommendations. Wherever possible, bus stop locations are centrally located at street corners/intersections or centrally located addresses to insure the safety of all students and other motorists and to accommodate the maximum number of students.
While we understand the challenges parents face, the following do not warrant changes being made to a bus stop: not being able to see the bus stop from your home; elderly or disabled parent, grandparent or day care provider; day care provider who cannot walk to the bus stop due to other children in the facility; darkness/weather, lack of sidewalks or street lights, or previous location of bus stop.
Q. Do buses make house stops?
Q. Who establishes bus stops?
Q. Whom should I contact if I have a question about my child’s bus stop?
A. If you have a concern about your child’s school bus you should first contact a supervisor at the bus company. If the bus company is unable to assist you, contact a building administrator (Principal, Assistant Principal) at the student’s school. If you are unable to reach a building administrator contact the Transportation Department at (845)-568-6833. You can also submit your concern online by and completing the form.
Q. Does my child have to be met at the bus stop by a parent/guardian?
What must I do if my home address changes?
A. In the event of a change in your home address, a Full Change form must be completed on the Registration page of the school district website. You will need to submit proof of residency (deed, tax bill, rental agreement, utility bill, etc.). You may also bring your documentation to the Registration Department at 124 Grand St. Newburgh. Permanent address changes cannot be made by the Transportation Department.
Q. What must I do if my phone number or email address changes?
Q. Is busing allowed on private property?
Q. Do buses have attendants/monitors?
Q. Are there video cameras on the buses?
Q. Whom should I contact if I have a concern about my child’s school bus?
Q. Can my child be suspended from the bus?
Q. Whom should I contact regarding items lost or left on the bus?