Register now using student ID#'s from report cards - this replaces the prior HereComesTheBus App.
Middle Country school buses are now equipped with a cutting-edge GPS technology called Wheres The BusTM that lets you know precisely when your child’s bus will arrive at your bus stop. This application is free and will provide up-to-the-minute bus arrival time and location information for all Middle Country school buses. By using the Wheres The BusTM app, you will be able to wait for the bus in the comfort of your own home and eliminate the stress of rushing to the bus stop unnecessarily.
Wheres The Bus Registration (English)
Los autobuses del Distrito Escolar Middle Country ahora están equipados con una nueva tecnología GPS llamada Wheres The BusTM que le permite saber con precisión cuándo llegará el autobús de su hijo a su parada de autobús. Esta aplicación es gratuita y proporcionará información actualizada sobre la hora de llegada del autobús y la ubicación de todos los autobuses escolares de Middle Country. Al usar la aplicación Wheres The BusTM, podrá esperar del autobús en la comodidad de su propia casa y eliminar el estrés de apresurarse a la parada de autobús innecesariamente.
Wheres The Bus Registration (Spanish)
Technical support and questions on signing-up your child is available at email@example.com.
El soporte técnico y las preguntas sobre la inscripción de su hijo están disponibles en firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS WANTED:
Do you like to drive? Do you like children and helping our communities stay safe? Are you retired and looking for something to do, and prefer to work a handful of shifts per week? Middle Country C.S.D. is looking for qualified school bus drivers. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid, clean NYS CDL-B driver's license with Passenger, School Bus and Air Brake endorsements.
Training is available for the right people.
Applicants must be available to work 6:00AM-9:30AM and/or 1:15PM-4:45PM.
Click here for the Application:
Classified Employment Application Non-Instructional Staff
Or call the Transportation Office at (631) 285-8880 for more information and to express your interest.
M.C. Transportation Office (tel. 631-285-8880)
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 eligible for transportation. Out-of-District transportation to private and parochial schools has been authorized by District voters for students residing in the District (up to 15 miles for Grades K-8, up to 25 miles for Grades 9-12).
Information regarding bus numbers, bus stops and bus stop times are available on the Parent Portal. This information is updated at the end of August before the start of the new school year. Students should be at the bus stop 15 minutes earlier than the posted stop time.
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: Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade must be met by a parent, guardian or their designee in order to be released from the bus in the afternoon. Please use the K/1 Bus Stop Release Safety Form below to make additional authorizations, if necessary, for the safety of your K/1 child.
Requests for Private and Parochial School Transportation 2023-2024: 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, 2023 or within 30 days of moving to the district. 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, 2023, 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. See request form below under "Related Files".
Requests for Child Care Transportation 2023-2024: 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 7, 2023. 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
Bus Stop Routing Procedures & Criteria
The Middle Country Central School District Transportation Department serves over 8,000 students in our 16 square mile community with over 3,600 bus stop locations each day. Bus stops and routes are designed with consideration of safety, efficiency, least cost, and with shortest over-all ride times.
For Bus Stop Change Request Form, click here: Form