CRSD Transportation FAQ
Q: My child is on the bus too long, what is the max time they can ride the bus?
A: The state of Pennsylvania does not have a maximum time limit. Council Rock has a School Board policy of 55 minutes in district and no time limit for out of district.
Q: I cannot see the bus stop from my house; can you move the stop closer?
A: Visibility of the stop from the house or driveway is not a factor when choosing bus stop locations.
Q: There is no sidewalk and/or streetlight at my child’s bus stop, can we move the stop to a safer location?
A: Council Rock encompasses a large area with many housing developments, most of which do not have sidewalks or streetlights. It would be impossible to route buses based on the existence of sidewalks and/or streetlights.
Q: There is an intersection closer to my house than the bus stop. Can my child get off there?
A: Students are only permitted to get on and off the bus at their assigned stop location. This is for safety purposes. If you would like to request a new bus stop, please fill out and send in the Transportation Request Form.
Q: What are the primary criteria for determining a stops safety?
A: Primary factors concerning safety are volume of traffic, Sufficient visibility for both pedestrians and drivers, and posted speed limit.
Q: At what age can my child walk home from the bus stop without an adult to receive them?
A: Only kindergarten and first grade students need to be received by an adult. Additionally, kindergarten and first grade children can walk home with older siblings.
See below for the Pennsylvania DOE and CR School Board Policies regarding Transportation.
- CRSD Transportation Board Policy - Click on this link to go to our Board Docs site, then click on the tab at the top, right for "Policies" and on that screen, look for Policy 810.