Transportation Services Hotline

(860) 695-8547

Fax: (860) 722-8095

busOur primary goal is to provide safe and efficient transportation for Hartford Public School students and families.

 

  • Monitor the excellent performance of our transportation providers
  • Provide timely and courteous responses to families and schools
  • Supporting all transportation needs, including out-of-district special needs
  • Manage the compliance of our vendors to provide qualified bus drivers
  • Manage the compliance of our vendors to provide equipment that meets state and federal guideline

Transportation Services are provided by:

  • SPECIALTY TRANSPORTATION: for district/neighborhood schools and in-city magnet schools
  • SPECIALTY TRANSPORTATION: for Special Needs students
  • CREC: (860) 524-4077; for magnet suburban transportation
  • Regional School Choice Office: (860) 757-6188; for students attending a non-zone school
  • Hartford Board of Education Special Education Department: (860) 695-8600; for all Special Education student transportation inquiries

TRANSPORTATION GUIDELINES:

Note that students may not be eligible to receive transportation throughout all grades that they are in schools as eligibility changes as they progress in grades (see guidelines below).

General Transportation Guidelines:

> GRADES K-1: Student lives 0.5 miles or more from enrolled school
> GRADES 2-5: Student lives 1.0 miles or more from enrolled school
> GRADES 6-8: Student lives 1.5 miles or more from enrolled school
> GRADES 9-12: Student lives 2.0 miles or more from enrolled school

Other Guidelines:

> Transportation is NOT provided to schools outside of the student’s Zone of residency
> Transportation is NOT provided to Preschool aged students attending Hartford Public Schools
> Students placed out of Zone due to space will be provided with transportation for one year
> Families in Transition may receive transportation regardless of school or resident Zone
> Achievement First, located in Zone 1 provides transportation for students from Zone 1 & 2
> Global Communications Academy, located in Zone 1 provides transportation to all 4 Zones

All other contacts
Fred Till, Director of Transportation(860) 695-8547
Amra Velic, Transportation Coordinator(860) 695-8547
Ana Biffle, Transportation Specialist(860) 695-8547
Kate Bartalotta, Transportation Specialist(860) 695-8547
Diana Torres, Transportation Support Facilitator(860) 695-8547

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