Transportation

Bus service is provided according to State guidelines, for school students who reside more than 1-1/2 miles from the elementary school and 2 miles from a secondary school.. Parents who select a private or parochial school for their children are provided similar transportation provided that their school is not for profit and is located within 10 miles of the Souderton Area School District boundaries. Transportation is also provided to special education students, regardless of distance, consistent with their special needs.

All buses have video capability.  Bus drivers uniformly enforce safety rules. School administrators are responsible for management of student behavior according to established policies.

Number of students transported by SASD 7,200
Number of sites bused
(public, private, special education and alternative schools in addition to life skills sites)
89
Miles traveled per school day
(by TSI and other carriers)
10,000

Let us work together to keep school transportation the safest mode of travel in the nation. Teach transportation safety in your home, reinforce courteous behavior, respect our drivers and the personal property of others.

Use the links below to find out more:

Bus Routing / Bus Stop Changes:

- All bus routing is created for your home address unless the bus company is told otherwise.

- If your child will need busing to another and/or from any location different from your home address, on a daily basis, you must fill out a Bus Stop Change Request Form. This form must be completed every year.

Kindergarten Mid-Day Busing

The SASD no does NOT provide mid day kindergarten transportation; we will provide morning transportation to the AM session and afternoon transportation home from the PM session. Parents/Guardians are responsible for all mid day dismissals and arrivals.

Kindergarten students that do not reside in a walking zone and are eligible for one way transportation will receive a postcard (mailed to their home address in mid August) with their bus assignment for either morning or afternoon transportation.

For additional information, please contact Frank Ball, Supervisor of Operations, via e-mail at fball@soudertonsd.org, or telephone at 215-723-6061 ext. 10212.




Inclement Weather Procedures
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On days of inclement weather, our superintendent makes a decision regarding the daily scheduling for our schools. This schedule will also determine the transportation we provide to all non public and special education schools. It will apply to all vehicles and to all contractors transporting students that reside in the SASD to any school. We cannot accommodate individual schools that may decide to operate with a schedule different than the Souderton Area School District on days of inclement weather.

Our plan will be broadcast through regular radio channels as #309. You may also visit the Schools Closings & Delays link.For automatic e-mail notification, you may sign up by following the instructions found at the Information E-mail Sign-up link. It would be helpful if you would also suggest this option to your parents who reside in our district.

We trust you will prepare for any contingencies with your staff. The matrix shown below may help you to plan. Please be certain to communicate with your students and families regarding the Souderton Area School District policy and the procedures your school puts in place. Parents may be responsible for transporting their own child in certain circumstances.

WEATHER CONTINGENCIES

SASD SCHEDULE

OTHER SCHOOLS SCHEDULE

OUR TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE

Closed

Open

None

Delayed Start or Early Dismissal

Regular

Delayed Start or Early Dismissal

Regular times*

Delayed Start or Early Dismissal

Regular times

Open

Closed

None

*When Souderton Area School District buses arrive at your school, your personnel needs to be there for students! If your school does not have appropriate supervision available or chooses not have students bused when particular circumstances apply – please notify us in writing as soon as possible.


Attendance Areas
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Use the links below for information regarding elementary and middle level attendance areas:

  • Elementary School Boundaries Map
    Note: The current elementary attendance areas have been in effect for the start of the 2013-2014 school year. Please contact the applicable school office or the district registration office to verify the school your child will attend.

  • Middle School Boundaries Map 

For additional information regarding attendance areas, please contact Frank Ball, Supervisor of Operations, via e-mail at fball@soudertonsd.org, or telephone at 215-723-6061 ext. 10212.


Important School Bus Reminders
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    • All bus routing is created for your HOME ADDRESS unless the bus company is told otherwise.

 

 

  • If your child will need busing to and/or from any location different from your home address, on a daily basis, you must fill out a Bus Stop Change Request Form (PDF). This form must be completed EVERY YEAR.

    Forms may be obtained in all of the School District buildings.
    Completed forms should be sent to the Registrar’s Office:

    Souderton Area School District Administrative Office
    760 Lower Road
    Souderton, PA 18964

     

PDF help - click here for help downloading and printing .pdf files

 


Non-public schools that SASD buses
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Below is a list of Non-Public Schools that are located within 10 miles of the SASD boundaries and therefore are provided transportation services by SASD:

Note: Transportation to other school locations for alternative or special education programs is approved on an individual basis, as needed, by our Director of Pupil Services.

  • Visitation BVM, Norristown
  • Calvary Baptist School
  • Center Square Montessori School
  • Christopher Dock High School
  • Corpus Christi School
  • Coventry Christian School
  • Faith Christian Academy
  • Grace Christian School
  • Gwynedd Mercy Elem. School
  • Gwynedd Mercy High School
  • Holy Cross Regional Catholic School
  • Indian Valley Nursery School
  • Lansdale Catholic High School
  • Mater Dei School, Lansdale
  • Mary, Mother of the Redeemer
  • Penn Christian Academy
  • Penn View Christian School
  • Perkiomen School
  • Pope John Paul II High School
  • Quakertown Christian School
  • Red Hill Christian School
  • St. Agnes-Sacred Heart School
  • St. Isidore School
  • St. Jude Catholic School
  • St. Mary Catholic School
  • Souderton Brethren in Christ Nursery School & Kindergarten
  • Souderton Charter School Collaborative
  • United Friends School
  • Upper Bucks Christian School
  • Wyndcroft School

The following schools provide their own transportation

  • Plumstead Christian School

Transportation Questions
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For more information regarding transportation, please contact Transportation Services Inc. (TSI) at 215-723-4613.


Forms
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Use the links below to download .pdf files of transportation service forms. Once downloaded, please print and complete the form. Forms must be turned into your school office for forwarding to Transportation Services Inc., our contracted bus company.

  • Bus Stop Change Request Form (PDF)
    This form must be submitted every school year for approval. Bus stop changes DO NOT carry forward from the previous year. Foer Elementary Schools, Pick up and drop off must be the same locations every day of the week.
  • Kindergarten Safe Drop Off Form (PDF)
    Your child will be returned to school if the person(s) named are not at the stop when the bus arrives. NO Option choices after that statement