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Instructions for Subscription Busing and Registration

Registration and payment for subscription busing for the 2016-2017 school year

Busing available November 1, 2016

All subscription busing requests can be completed by printing the Subscription Busing Form and submitting it to the Transportation Department at 22 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042 along with the payment for November through June, in the amount of $304.00 by October 30. No partial payments will be accepted. Payment is required for the full eight months. Families with more than one child attending the same school will receive a 15% discount — $259 for each additional child. Forms will also be available at all school offices or Central Office/Transportation Department.

Once registered, payment is non-refundable. Families will receive email notification of their bus number and stop location assignment by October 31, 2016.

All subscription applications received after October 30 will be considered late and the student will be placed on a waiting list. Wait list applications will be reviewed after November 15; as seat(s) become available we will notify you by email of your child’s bus assignment with details.

All families who qualified for Free/Reduced Lunch this year will be eligible for subscription busing with proper documentation/verification at no cost. Please verify your eligibility before registering for subscription busing services. Contact the Business Office at 973-509-4055 for more information.

How to Register for Subscription Busing

  1. Print the application, complete it, and mail back to the Montclair Board of Education, Transportation Department (address on the form) along with full payment, or hand deliver your form and payment. All applications and payment must be received no later than October 30, 2016. If paying by credit card, visit

  2. If you require assistance with this process, you may call the Transportation Department at 973-509-4055 between the hours of 10 am–2 pm, Monday–Friday. You may also email your questions to


School BusTransportation to and from school is available for students in the Montclair Public School District who meet the eligibility requirements. These requirements are based on the shortest walking distance from the student’s residence to the school they are attending. According to board policy, transportation will be provided for the following students:

  1. All elementary students who reside more than 1 mile from their assigned district school.

  2. All middle school students who reside more than 1 mile from their assigned district school.

  3. All high school students who reside more than 2½ miles from the district high school.

All eligible students will be automatically assigned busing to/from the home address by the Transportation Office. Parents will be notified in August.

Subscription busing is also available for students who do not meet the criteria for eligibility. (See instructions above.)

Alternate transportation to or from a babysitter or day care program is available provided that the following requirements are met:

  1. The student must be eligible for transportation from his/her home address.

  2. The babysitter or day care center must also meet the mileage eligibility requirement.

All assignments are made on a five-day-a-week basis.  Students cannot receive alternate transportation on certain days of the week.

Applications for alternate transportation will be available during school registration as well as at the Transportation Office and local day care centers. They are also available here. Applications for alternate transportation should be submitted to the Transportation Office by August 15. Parents applying after August 15 cannot be assured an assignment at the beginning of the school year.

Also note, the alternate address form must be completed each school year. Alternate assignments are voided at the end of each school year, and your child’s assignment will be returned to the original home address.

See full list of bus routes

Updated: 2/28/2017