Middle Country provides transportation for students well in excess of that required by New York State law. Students in kindergarten through grade five living more than one-half mile from school are eligible for bus transportation. Students in grades 6-12 living more than one mile from school are also transported. Out-of-District transportation to private and parochial schools has been authorized by District voters for students residing in the District (15 miles Grades K-8, 25 miles Grades 9-12).
Information regarding bus stops, bus numbers and pick up times will be available on the Parent Portal in the summer.
Regular drills are conducted to ensure children are aware of what to do in case of an emergency on the school bus.
MCCSD Kindergarten/1st Grade Bus Stop Release Procedure: The District procedure for KINDERGARTEN & 1st GRADE STUDENTS is that a PARENT, GUARDIAN or DESIGNEE meet the child at the bus stop. Please use the K/1 Bus Stop Release Safety Form below to make additional authorizations, if neccessary, for the safety of your K/1 child.
MCCSD Inclement Weather Bus Stop: Alternate bus stops have been created to be used during inclement weather. You will be notified by automated call, the District website and various media outlets when it is necessary for these stops to be used. It is imperative that the District have up-to-date contact information. Please take a moment to update your information in the MCCSD BlackBoard Connect Portal. For the 2019-2020 school year, impacted families will be notified by mail during the month of November. Should you have any question about whether or not your assigned bus stop is located in an inclement weather area, the Inclement Weather Stop List below contains all bus stops in the inclement weather areas and their corresponding alternate stop.
Requests for Private and Parochial School Transportation 2020-2021: In accordance with the New York State Education Law, residents’ requests for transportation to private and parochial schools must be submitted in writing by the parent or legal guardian to the Transportation Office no later than April 1, 2020. Requests submitted after the cut-off date may be approved providing no additional expenses are incurred by the District and providing there are available seats (based upon the April 1, 2020, cut-off date). The purpose of the cut-off date is to enable school districts to implement their contractual obligations and make the necessary arrangements to provide transportation in a reasonable and economical manner.
Requests for Child Care Transportation 2020-2021: Students in grades K-8 are eligible for child care transportation. Written requests for transportation to and/or from a child care provider (private or residential) must be submitted to the Transportation Department. In order for transportation to be guaranteed to begin on the first day of school, the request must be received by July 9, 2020. We cannot guarantee that transportation will begin on the first day of school for any requests received after that date. The form can be obtained at the Transportation Office or by clicking the link below. All signatures of parents/guardians and child care providers must be notarized. Approved child care transportation requests DO NOT carry over from year to year.
Reducing Vehicle Idling on School Grounds: Please click on the following link to view the NYSED Pupil Transportation regulation regarding Idling School Buses on School Grounds. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/schoolbus/anti-idling/htm/Ed_Law_3637_Anti_Idling.html