Department of Transportation
********Important updates will be listed here**********
We MUST have your students babysitter/split custody transportation request form ASAP, otherwise your student will be assigned to their home bus stop, and will not have a seat on the babysitter's bus.
***You will find your student's bus assignments in Skyward***
(Non-Public school students and any alternate stops will not be listed in skyward)
As a reminder, the Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings was lifted on June 28, 2021. It is the responsibility of each LEA to have a locally determined face covering policy included in its Health and Safety Plan, referencing guidance from the CDC.
Lastly, it’s important to note that under a Federal order issued in January 2021, the CDC requires face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, when on public transportation - this includes on school buses operated by public and private school systems. However, a driver does not need to wear a face covering if they are the only person on the bus.
Thank you for your continued efforts; we look forward to new beginnings and a brighter future ahead.
Secretary of Education "
With the high call volume, we ask if you would please e-mail us for your questions/concerns.
Thank you for being patient with us during this time.
PLEASE MONITOR THE DISTRICT'S WEB PAGE FOR CONTINUED UPDATES...... https://www.rlasd.net/
**PLEASE STAY SAFE**
***2021/2022 school year forms are requested to be sent to Transportation by 6/15/21 to enable us ample time to process this request.***
** Public Students: All students' bus assignments are re-assigned to their home stop for each new school year.**
** Non-Public Students: Must have a form, or no transportation will be assigned**
ALERT: From August 14-September 14, it may take up to 5 business days to assign transportation to a new student. Any requested transportation changes for existing students may also take up to 5 days.
If you would like to become a crossing guard, please reach out to the Human Resources department and fill out an application
In an effort to be more efficient with our bus load counts, please notify us ASAP if your student(s) will not ride the school bus. This will enable us to remove them from the bus roster.
*****This must be consistent for the entire school year.*****
Thank you for all of your patience as we continue to work thru daily changes that need to happen on our bus runs.
Please remind your student to be out at the stop and ready to board the bus at least 5 minutes prior to stop time.
E-mail us if you are looking for a stop change. Please be aware that it may take up to two (2) weeks to make that change happen if possible.
***Any changes coming in after the start of school may take up to two weeks - Please be patient with us during this time***
If your student(s) need to ride an alternate bus or get off at an alternate stop other than their assigned stop, prior arrangements need to be made with the district transportation office if the change will be in the morning. If in the afternoon, a note needs to be taken to the school office for them to issue the student a bus pass - no student will be allowed to board a different bus with anything other than the school bus pass.
****Please remind your student(s) there are bus rules and one of them are that there is
NO food nor drink permitted on the school bus.
There is the potential for another student to have an allergic reaction to that item.****