Transportation

Transportation is provided by the resident school district

Transportation to and from Centennial School is arranged and provided by the resident school districts. Parents and guardians may grant permission in conjunction with Centennial School officials for their child to walk, use public transportation, or drive to school. 

Difficulties or problems with your child’s transportation should be reported directly to the resident school district transportation department. Centennial staff is also available to assist you in resolving any transportation concerns or problems you might encounter. For your convenience, we have listed below the telephone numbers of the transportation departments that serve Centennial School and the private contractors who provide transportation services. You should give your child’s name, the school’s name, bus number, as well as the, pick up and drop off time, and bus stop location when you call. 

District Telephone Number
Allentown School District - First Student

610-709-0244 

Bethlehem Area School District – Colonial IU 20 

610-881-1800 

Boyertown – Quigley Trans.

610-369-7864 

Brandywine Heights – Gross Bus. Serv.

610-367-2685 

Catasauqua Area School District

610-264-3192 x2 

Central Bucks School District

267-893-4000 

Daniel Boone School District – New Rhoads

610-689-4849 

East Penn School District – Carbon IU 21

610-769-4111 x 1214 

East Stroudsburg School District

570-424-8500 

Easton Area School District – Jenning’s Transp. 

610-746-0551 

Kutztown Area School District

610-683-7361 x 102 

Muhlenberg School District – Berks IU 19

610-987-8585 

Nazareth Area School District – Jenning’s Transp. 

610-746-0551 

Northampton Area School District – First Student 

610-262-7173 

Northwestern Lehigh School District

610-298-8661 x 1222 

Palisades School District – First Student

610-847-2088 

Pen Argyl Area School District

610-577-5632 

Pennridge School District

215-257-4574 

Perkiomen Valley School District

610-489-9110 

Pleasant Valley School District (First Student) 

570-402-2282 

Pottsgrove School District – CMD Transportation 

610-323-5020 

Pottstown School District / CMD Transportation 

610-323-5020 

Quakertown Community School District – Levy’s 

215-536-4567 x 121 

Reading School District – Berks IU 19

610-987-8521 

Souderton Area School District – Transp. Services 

215-723-4613 

Southern Lehigh School District – Norm’s Transp. 

610-282-5589 

Tamaqua School District

570-668-2570 

Upper Perkiomen School District – Gross Bus Service 

215-679-7961 

Wilson Area School District – Colonial IU 20 

610-881-1800 

 

Question
Who should I call if the bus does not arrive on time?

After waiting for 15 minutes, you should call the transportation department at your home school district. Please refrain from contacting the bus drivers directly. Additionally, many school districts suggest that students should report to their designated bus stop 5 minutes early to assist in bus routes running on time.

Questions about transportation?

Call your home school district transportation office

Will my child have the same driver every day?

Your child may have different drivers for the a.m. and p.m. routes. 

Why wasn’t I called when the bus was late?

Since school districts operate many buses and vehicles, it is very challenging to contact parents when the bus is running late.  However, most districts have radio contact with their buses and school vehicles and they can determine expected time of arrival.  Some of the situations that could cause a late bus include traffic, road closures, weather, vehicle breakdowns, student issues, or problems on a prior route. 

When will I be notified of my child’s busing schedule?

At the beginning of the school year about a week before school starts, school districts usually send home a letter with schedule information to their families.  Please note that bus schedules and schedule changes may also occur during the school year. Most districts will send letters to families or call ahead of time if the change is greater than five minutes.  For questions specific to your school district, please call the transportation department of your local district.

What will happen if my child receives a bus citation?

Safety is the key word!  When transported to and from school, parents and students should be aware that the driver is in charge.  All students are required to board the vehicle appropriately, remain seated, wear seatbelts when available, refrain from putting head, hands, or feet out the windows, treat other students and the driver respectfully, and keep the bus clean.  Students may not cross bus traffic unless escorted.  Any incidents of fighting, smoking, property destruction, and/or use of profanity reported by the drivers is documented and communicated to the parent or guardian and the resident school district.  Severe or repeated infractions may result in suspension, bus suspension, or other disciplinary actions, including referrals to local law enforcement agencies. 

What happens if my child is suspended from the bus?

Suspension from the bus is the responsibility of the resident district in conjunction with Centennial School.  If a suspension should occur, parents are encouraged to provide alternative transportation so that the student may attend school. 

What should I do if I know my child will not be coming to school that day? / What should I do if I am picking my child up from school?

It is best to inform both the Centennial School and the child’s transportation department when your child is absent or you are making other arrangements for the child’s transportation to and from school. In the instance of Centennial, a call to the main office at 610-266-6500 will let Centennial know you are picking the child up or the child will be absent.  As your child may be the only student on the bus, contacting the transportation department directly will allow districts to best utilize their resources. 

Can my child ride a friend’s bus?

Students are not able to ride on a friend’s bus.  If your child wishes to visit another child’s home, parents are encouraged to pick up both students from the school. Centennial will want to have signed written permission from both parents, however.