Claremont Transportation

Bus Eligibility
For elementary students to be eligible to ride the bus, they must live greater than one mile of their designated school.
For middle and high students to be eligible to ride the bus, they must live greater than one and a half miles of their designated school.

The District will provide pupil transportation services consistent with applicable law.

RSA 193:12, students who are deemed legal residents of the school district pursuant to a divorce decree or parenting plan developed under RSA 461-A, transportation will not necessarily be provided for students admitted under this provision and under corresponding law. The Superintendent or designee will make all determinations as to whether transportation will be provided in such circumstances. The Superintendent or designee decision will be final.

Student Conduct on School Buses

Bus drivers have the responsibility to maintain orderly behavior of students on school buses and will report, in writing, misconduct to the student's Principal. Parents of children whose conduct on school buses endangers the health, safety and welfare of other riders will be notified that their children face the loss of school bus riding privileges in accordance with the student discipline code.  Students may only ride their assigned buses.

Parents may not ask a bus driver to adjust their child’s bus stop. Requests for transportation to a bus stop other than the student’s home address by the child’s parent/guardian will be allowed if approved by the school principal or his/her designee.

Expectation of Students and Parents/Guardians

Students shall be on time at the point of pickup. Bus drivers cannot wait for those who are not on time.

If the bus arrives before the designated time, the bus driver will wait until the designated time, or when all students have boarded the bus, before leaving.

Drivers are not able to wait beyond the designated time, or use the school bus horn, to notify parents and/or students that the bus has arrived.

If a student misses the bus, it is the parent's responsibility to transport the student to school.

Students Who Miss the Bus at the End of the School Day
School busses will not return to school when a student misses their bus. Teachers will notify the main office to hold a school bus if a student is likely to be late for the afternoon bus.

Early Dismissal Due to Inclement Weather
Parents will be notified in advance if students need to be released due to inclement weather. Parents are encouraged to have secondary supervision plans in place in case they are unable to be at home when their child is dismissed from school before the regularly scheduled time.

Return to School for Students in Grades K, 1, and 2 (Only)
Kindergarten, first and second grade students are the only children who will be returned to school if their parent, guardian, or older sibling is not present to receive them at the bus stop.