Bus passes will be issued in accordance with the following procedure:
- For a student going home on another student’s bus for one day, 2 notes are needed, one from each parent/guardian. If one (or both) of the students does not have a written note, the Attendance Office will need parent/guardian verification either verbally by phone or in an e-mail sent to the Attendance Office. If both students’ parent/guardian does not verify/confirm the request, the bus pass will be denied.
- Bus pass requests must be brought into the Attendance Office. Bus passes are not issued by the Counseling Office (except possibly in cases of new students or students who have a change of address) or the Transportation Department.
- If the bus pass is needed for a student with dual residences, the parent must contact the transportation department directly (908-638-5904) to request permission for the student to use the alternate route as needed throughout the year. Transportation will provide the parent with the alternate bus route number, which the parent then needs to forward to the Attendance Office for the issuance of the permanent pass. This type of open-ended bus pass request should be e-mailed to Joanne Cobb in the Attendance Office at email@example.com. Once the pass has been issued, the student must go to the Attendance Office to get the pass. (Please note: secondary residence passes must be reissued every year since bus routes are periodically changed due to demographic shifts in the school population.)
- If the bus pass is requested for employment purposes, the student must bring in a note from the employer (a general communication confirming the student’s employment) and a note from a parent/guardian. If the student needs to go on a different bus, the parent/guardian must first call the Transportation Department directly (908-638-5904) to get the applicable bus route information and check availability of space on the bus. The bus route information should be in the parent/guardian note to the Attendance Office. A bus pass issued for employment purposes will be open-ended for the student to use as needed throughout the school year.