We know that transportation is critical to making School Choice work for families. RSCO Transportation ensures that students are able to attend the schools they choose.
Who is eligible for RSCO Transportation?
RSCO provides bussing to and from school for students in grades K–12 who live in the following places:
• All towns within Hartford County
• East Hampton
• New Hartford
If a student lives in the same town as the school he or she is attending, families should contact the local school district for bussing information. Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 students who live in Hartford and attend school outside of their local school district are also provided transportation.
If a student doesn’t live in one of the towns listed above, parents or guardians should contact RSCO Transportation at 860-524-4077 or RSCOtransportation@crec.org to learn about their options.
Pick Up and Drop Off Locations
Some students will have neighborhood bus stops that are located near their homes. However, most students will be picked up at central bus stops. These are located in or near the student’s town. Parents and guardians are responsible for getting students to and from these assigned locations. While these pick up and drop off spots are not typically within walking distance of home, central bus stops allow us to provide bussing for the thousands of students that use RSCO Transportation every day to go to more than 100 schools all across our region!
Arranging Transportation for Your Student
Once you’ve accepted your student’s school placement offer and registered with the school, you will be contacted about transportation if your child is eligible. Parents and guardians who complete their school registration before July 1 should have transportation for the first day of school.
Transportation Options for Students Outside of RSCO Transportation Zones
Families who do not live within RSCO transportation areas have two options:
Parents and guardians can transport students to and from school themselves and request a stipend to cover some costs of transportation.
Students may use the closest available RSCO Transportation bus stop. Families are responsible for getting their children to and from these bus stops. No stipend is available for this option.
Contact RSCO Transportation
Transportation is important, and can be complex. We are here to answer your questions and help you navigate bussing options for your student. Please contact us by email or phone to connect.
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