The Yonkers Public Schools’ Transportation Policy is based on the philosophy
that the bus ride is an extension of the school day. To ensure the safety of
each passenger, it is the responsibility of all students to be aware of and
comply with all established bus safety procedures.
All students who are eight (8) years old or older are allowed off the bus at
their assigned bus stops. All younger students must be met by parent/guardian or
Transportation will only be provided to regular education students who attend a
school within the City of Yonkers and reside one and a half (1.5) miles or more
from the school they attend. Special education students receive transportation
as specified in their Individual Education Program (IEP). Students eligible for
transportation will be notifi ed before school begins in September. High School
students must pay for bus transportation.
Elementary and Middle School Students
Transportation is available to students in grades prekindergarten through eight
and reside one and a half (1.5) miles or more from the school they attend.
Student bus stops can be up to ½ mile from their residence.
High School Students
High School students must pay for bus transportation to public and parochial
Any high school students may purchase, at their high school, a Student
MetroCard for public transportation (Bee-Line Bus) that is designated
for specific areas of the City.
The cost for the Yonkers Public Schools Student MetroCard is
$50.00 each month ($500 for the school year September to June) for students
eligible for transportation. Families that meet the District Policy and provide
documentation from the Department of Social Services indicating qualifying
family income may receive transportation free of charge.
Transportation will be provided ONLY to students who attend a school that meets
the District’s transportation requirements. Students eligible for transportation
will be notified before school begins in September.
Families of students attending parochial schools, grades prekindergarten through
twelve, must enroll their child at the Information Center and complete an
application for transportation. This must be done every year by April 1st.
Applications are available from the Transportation Department and in Forms Central.