Bus Routes and Drivers
Bus Routes are reviewed each summer. The 2013/2014 routes are currently posted. If you need to request an alternate bus for daycare or multiple parent home transportation needs, please read the Alternate Transportation Request below. Bus routes for the school year 2014/2015 will be posted approximately two weeks prior to the first day of school.
Hiring safe drivers for our buses and vans is an important part of transportation. Please read the Bus Driver Hiring Policies to understand the screening and hiring process all our drivers must go through and the ongoing training during their employment as a driver.
Alternate Transportation Request
All students who are not in a walking area are assigned a bus to/from home and school during the summer months. It is not assumed that any alternate arrangements your child needed during the previous school year (i.e. daycare, multiple parent homes) will remain the same for the next school year. Please fill out the Request for Alternate Transportation form during the summer prior to each school year, and during a current school year if your needs change during the year. Completed forms should be sent to the Transportation Department via mail, email, or fax, (see addresses and numbers at the bottom of this page) or dropped at your school office for forwarding to the Transportation Office.
The Transportation Handbook contains bus safety rules, Board of Education policies, motor vehicle regulations, and general transportation information. If you have any questions after reviewing it, please contact the Transportation Coordinator, listed at the bottom of this page.
Bus Conduct and Safety Rules
Know The Rules (NCMEC - National Center for Missing & Exploited Chidren)
Secondary students at HJM and SHS who remain after school for activities may use the Activity Bus to get home. Buses leave HJM at 3:50 pm and SHS at 4:00 pm. There are two activity buses, one servicing the north end of town and one servicing the south end. The routes are very general and do not follow the regular routes or regular stops since these two buses essentially cover the same distance as 30 regular routes. Students who are first-time users of the Activity Bus should tell the driver where they live and ask where the closest stop will be for them to exit the bus. The activity buses do not run on SHS/HJM early dismissal days. Please read the description of the Activity Routes and view the Activity Bus Route Map to become familiar with where the route runs in relation to your home.
Magnet/Vocational Tech School Transportation
Transportation is provided from Simsbury to the following schools (click on a school link to view the bus schedule):
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science
Suffield Regional Agriscience Center
University of Hartford Magnet School
Elementary School Districts
Simsbury is divided into five elementary school districts. An alphabetical Street Listing of Simsbury streets and the school district to which they are assigned is available, as well as a District Map for an over-all picture of the district divisions.
Simsbury Public Schools933 Hopmeadow StSimsbury, CT 06070
Transportation and Enrollment Coordinator