Non-Public Transportation Info
The School District of Springfield Township provides transportation to resident K-12 students who attend charter schools, non-public schools or parochial schools that are not operated for profit, are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and are located within 10 miles by nearest public highway from any border of the district.
Students Who Have Never Been Enrolled with Springfield Township
Either Public Schools or Transportation Only
Families seeking transportation to non-public schools who have not already attended our public school or received transportation previously are required to register directly with our office, even if they have completed other transportation-related paperwork with their school of choice.
In order to register for non-public transportation, you will need:
- A state issued driver's license or identification card of the primary guardian, who lives in Springfield Township;
- Your child's birth certificate (preferred) or passport
- Any ONE of: a title, deed, agreement of sale, settlement papers, current tax bill, or current lease;
- A recent utility bill (PECO/Aqua/BCWSA)
- Any ONE of a recent: paystub, vehicle registration, IRS document, bank statement, or letter from employer
To begin the registration process or update your information, please use our secure online registration portal.
Back to School Gateway
Families seeking transportation to non-public schools are required to update their registration information and school of choice selection annually, even if they have completed other transportation-related paperwork with their school of choice. If any student attending a non-public school most recently attended Springfield Township Public Schools, you must complete the withdraw process before we can process your transportation registration.
Instructions to access our Back to School Gateway were emailed on June 2 at approximately 2:30 PM. Reminders were sent to families that had not completed the process on June 23 and July 5. You may search your email for messages from TransOffice@sdst.org to help find these instructions.
The update deadline for returning students was July 4, 2022. If you received our July 5 reminder, please complete your update immediately, if you wish to use District transportation to your school of choice. If you will not be using District transportation, no action is needed on your part.
Students for whom an update has not been completed by July 8 at 4:00 PM will be withdrawn from our student information system. In order to be added back to transportation after that time, your child must be registered as a new student, including all required proofs of residency. Please select the "New Students" tab above for instructions.
Adding a Child Who Was Not Previously Registered
To add a child in your household that was not previously registered for transportation, please log out of the Back to School Gateway. From the Back to School Gateway login screen do not enter a user name or password. Instead, click or tap the "School District of Springfield Township" button at the bottom of the screen. On the New Student Registration screen, click or tap the orange "Start" button, and follow the on screen instructions.
Please note that you must provide all required residency and age verification documents if you are adding additional children, even if you have another registered student in your household.
Change of Address for Non-Public School Students
If you have moved from one location in the township to another, you will need to provide the following:
- A state-issued driver's license or photo ID card
- A deed, current mortgage statement, current tax bill, or current lease of your new address within the township
- Any ONE of: current utility bill, pay stub, W-2, or Government ID card
*Non-public school students only. If any child in your family is enrolled in Springfield Township Public Schools, please follow the instructions posted on the address change page
So that you may always have up-to-date information bus schedules for the 2021-2022 school year may be accessed at any time in our routing portal for parents.
Bus schedules for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in August. Registered families will be notified by email when schedules have been posted.
There are detailed instructions to create a parent account in the portal on this page.
Please remember that students are required to be outside and visible at their bus stop 5 minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time.
The District will make every effort to provide the most efficient transportation for students. In working towards this efficiency, students may be required to ride a vehicle that transports students to and from various schools, including Springfield Township Public Schools. They may also be required to transfer from one vehicle to another.
Students must be visible and outside at their designated bus stop a minimum of five minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time. Buses that arrive within that five minute window are not required to wait.
Only students registered with the District and rostered to a vehicle may board. For the safety and security of each of our riders, we are unable to allow additional riders unless they are legal residents of the District, and have first registered with the transportation office.
In order to maintain a safe and disciplined transportation environment, the school buses and school vehicles used to transport our students may be equipped with video and audio recording equipment. Recorded media may be reviewed by school officials for disciplinary and security-related purposes. This media may be provided to law enforcement or a court of law, or may be used in school disciplinary proceedings. Students, staff, and chaperones/volunteers should understand that their actions and words may be recorded while they are on school buses or school vehicles and that they should have no expectation of privacy during that time.
Transportation is a privilege, not a right. Students who make unwise behavioral choices on a school bus or school vehicle may have their transportation privileges suspended for a period of time as determined by the non-public school, charter school, or our district.
Transportation for scheduled early dimissals will be provided for up to 11 days in the 2021-2022 school year, or 14 days in the 2022-2023 school year. For schools exceeding the number allowed, each school is given the latitude to select which early dismissal days they would like us to provide transportation to their students at the earlier time. For all additional days, transportation will be provided at the regular dismissal time.
Questions about which dismissals receive transportation can be directed either to your school’s office or our own transportation office.
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|2022-2023 School Year|
If the School District of Springfield Township closes or transitions to virtual instruction due to inclement weather, all transportation operations will also be suspended for the day.
If the School District of Springfield Township operates on a delayed opening, and your non-public or charter school opens on time, all transportation will be delayed.
If the School District of Springfield Township opens on time, but your non-public or charter school operates on a delay, every effort will be made to provide transportation at the appropriate time for your school.
If the School District of Springfield Township chooses to dismiss early, all non-public or charter transportation will also operate on an earlier schedule.
If the School District of Springfield Township chooses to keep students in school all day, but your non-public or charter school dismisses early, every effort will be made to provide transportation at the appropriate time for your school.
We maintain a call/email list to notify families of emergency closures, delayed openings, and early dismissals. If you are not receiving these messages, you may have unsubscribed inadvertently. To be re-added, please contact us. These emergency schedule changes will also be posted via alert banner on our main transportation page.
When possible, please notify the Transportation Office if your child will not be using transportation for a specific day or segment (AM or PM). This will allow us to streamline our transportation operation, and will allow the driver to leave the area of your bus stop without concern that we are missing your child.
We maintain a lost and found at our transportation office, located at 103 W Montgomery Ave, in Erdenheim (immediately next to Hillcrest Pond).
We encourage you to call (215-233-6095) or email our office prior to visiting, as sometimes drivers keep lost items on board for a day or two before moving them to the lost and found. Additionally, not all vehicles park at the transportation center. Sometimes reaching out to us first can save you a trip.
If you'd like to visit, please be cautious of bus traffic on our parking lot, and never drive behind a vehicle that is preparing to park or depart.
All items are locked securely in our vehicles or building after-hours.