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 in grade 3 or above are allowed off the bus at their assigned bus stops. All younger students must be met by parent/guardian or designee.
Transportation Eligibility Criteria
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 notified before school begins in September. High School students must pay for bus transportation.
Elementary and Middle Years Students
Transportation is available to students in grades prekindergarten through eight who reside one and a half (1.5) miles or more from the school they attend. Student bus stops can be up to a half mile from a student’s residence
High School Students
High school students must pay for bus transportation to public and parochial high schools. Any high school student may purchase a Student MetroCard for public transportation (Bee-Line Bus) at his/her high school.
The discounted Student MetroCard provides limited service on Bee-Line buses:
- Mondays through Fridays, 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- No weekend service is available with this card.
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. The student’s name must appear on the household’s budget sheet, which must be dated no earlier than August 1.
There will be a $58.00 charge for all lost Student MetroCards.
Private/Parochial School Transportation
Families of students attending parochial schools, grades prekindergarten through twelve, must enroll their child at the Registration Department and complete an application for transportation. This must be done every year by April 1st. Applications are available from the Transportation Department
Applications are available from the Transportation Department and in Forms Central.
Student Transportation Reception Center
Transportation is a privilege, not a right. If this privilege is abused, students run the risk of losing their district-provided transportation. Parents/ guardians will then be responsible for transporting their children to and from the assigned school.
When students are not met at bus stops, they are brought to the Information Center at One Larkin Center and the parent/designee is required to pick-up the child as soon as they are notified by the staff. Repeat offenders run the risk of losing transportation privileges.