Transportation FAQ

What is my District’s phone number for the Transportation Department?

Below is a list of District Transportation Department phone numbers.

District Telephone Number
Allentown School District - First Student 610-709-0244
Bethlehem Area School District – Colonial I.U. 610-881-1800
Boyertown – Quigley Trans.  610-369-7684
Brandywine Heights – Gross Bus. Serv. 610-641-8102 x 301
Catasauqua Area School District 610-264-3192 x 2
Central Bucks School District 267-893-4003 x 4000
Daniel Boone School District – New Rhoads 610-689-4849
East Penn School District – Carbon I.U. 610-769-4111 x 1214
East Stroudsburg School District 570-424-8500 x 1700
Easton Area School District – Jenning’s Transp. 610-759-7094
Kutztown Area School District 610-683-7361 x 102 
Muhlenberg School District – Berks I.U. 610-987-8550
Nazareth Area School District – Jenning’s Transp.  610-759-7094
Northampton Area School District – First Student 610-262-7173
Northwestern Lehigh School District  610-298-8661 x 1222 
Palisades School District – First Student 610-847-2088
Pennridge School District  215-453-2725
Perkiomen Valley School District 610-489-9110
Pottsgrove School District – CMD Transp. 610-323-5020
Quakertown Area School District – Levy’s 215-536-4567 x 121
Reading School District – Berks I.U.  610-987-8550
Souderton Area School District – Transp. Services 215-723-4613
Upper Perkiomen School District – Gross Bus Service 215-679-3411  

Who should I call if the bus does not arrive on time?

After 15 waiting for minutes, you should call the transportation department at your home school district.  Please refrain from contacting the bus drivers directly.  Additionally, many school districts suggest that students should report to their designated bus stop 5 minutes early to assist in bus routes running on time. 

What information should I be prepared to give when I call transportation?

You should give your child’s name, the school’s name, bus number, as well as the, pick up and drop off time, and bus stop location. 

Will my child have the same driver every day?

Your child may have different drivers for the a.m. and p.m. routes. 

Why wasn’t I called when the bus was late?

Since school districts operate many buses and vehicles, it is very challenging to contact parents when the bus is running late.  However, most districts have radio contact with their buses and school vehicles and they can determine expected time of arrival.  Some of the situations that could cause a late bus include traffic, road closures, weather, vehicle breakdowns, student issues, or problems on a prior route. 

When will I be notified of my child’s busing schedule?

At the beginning of the school year about a week before school starts, school districts usually send home a letter with schedule information to their families.  Please note that bus schedules and schedule changes may also occur during the school year. Most districts will send letters to families or call ahead of time if the change is greater than five minutes.  For questions specific to your school district, please call the transportation department of your local district.

What will happen if my child receives a bus citation?

Safety is the key word!  When transported to and from school, parents and students should be aware that the driver is in charge.  All students are required to board the vehicle appropriately, remain seated, wear seatbelts when available, refrain from putting head, hands, or feet out the windows, treat other students and the driver respectfully, and keep the bus clean.  Students may not cross bus traffic unless escorted.  Any incidents of fighting, smoking, property destruction, and/or use of profanity reported by the drivers is documented and communicated to the parent or guardian and the resident school district.  Severe or repeated infractions may result in suspension, bus suspension, or other disciplinary actions, including referrals to local law enforcement agencies. 

What happens if my child is suspended from the bus?

Suspension from the bus is the responsibility of the resident district in conjunction with Centennial School.  If a suspension should occur, parents are encouraged to provide alternative transportation so that the student may attend school. 

What should I do if I know my child will not be coming to school that day? / What should I do if I am picking my child up from school?

It is best to inform both the Centennial School and the child’s transportation department when your child is absent or you are making other arrangements for the child’s transportation to and from school. In the instance of Centennial, a call to the main office at 610-266-6500 will let Centennial know you are picking the child up or the child will be absent.  As your child may be the only student on the bus, contacting the transportation department directly will allow districts to best utilize their resources. 

Can my child ride a friend’s bus?

Students are not able to ride on a friend’s bus.  If your child wishes to visit another child’s home, parents are encouraged to pick up both students from the school. Centennial will want to have signed written permission from both parents, however. 

Centennial Bus Expectations

Be There – Be Ready

Be prompt and on time

Enter and exit the bus safe

Be Responsible

Wear seat belt at all times

Be Respectful

Use quiet voice

Use appropriate language

Refrain from horseplay

Personal Space

Keep hands and feet to self

Keep body parts inside of windows

Follow Directions

Follow the driver’s directions