Transportation

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Ledyard Transport (STA)

860-464-8346


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Ledyard Transport Company (STA) provides mini-bus transportation for children identified with special needs. Children who are peers in the program are transported by their families or other authorized adults and are not eligible for bus transportation at this time.


The goal of transportation is to provide safe, consistent transport for our special needs students to and from school. Bus transportation is a special service that may be included on a child’s IEP. You will need to complete a transportation information sheet at the PPT meeting. 


PROCEDURES

Please review the following procedures for transportation services. If transportation was added to the service page of the IEP or if changes occur with transportation services, the Early Childhood staff will notify the transportation office. From the date of notification, it takes up to three days for transportation to start or to make a change. This allows transportation office time to re-route their schedules to accommodate your need. You will receive information from Central Office or directly from the transportation office concerning pickup and drop-off times. If you know your child is not going to school, you must notify the transportation office as early as possible, at 860-464-8346. This phone is answered in person from 6:00AM until 4:00PM, Monday through Friday, also the phone is on an answering machine when the office is closed or if all staff are driving.  It is also important for you to call or email GHS staff in order to report the absence to them.

PICK-UP

Your child should be at home and ready for pick-up 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. If your child does not come out within 5 minutes, the driver will leave and you will be responsible for transporting your child to school that day. The driver will not come and knock on the door.  You are responsible for walking your child to the minibus and buckling them into their seat.  After three consecutive attempts to pick up your child, transportation services may be terminated until parent(s) contact Central Office. After contacting Central Office, transportation will resume within three days.


DROP-OFF

You should be at home 10 minutes prior to the scheduled drop-off time for your child. The bus will not, under any circumstances, deliver the child to an unfamiliar person. If no parent or guardian is waiting when the bus arrives to drop off the child, the driver will wait for five minutes.  If no one comes out the meet the mini-bus, the driver is instructed to bring the child back to Gallup Hill School at the end of their bus route. You will then be responsible for picking up your child at school.  You are responsible for calling the school to find out what time the bus is expected back so you can retrieve your child. The Gallup Hill School Office closes at 4:00 p.m.


CHANGES

When a change in pick-up or drop-off point is required, you must notify Central Office and complete a new transportation request form. It takes up to three days from notification for the change to go in effect. You will be contacted by phone or notified by the driver when the change will become effective.