Students who are eligible to recieve transportation will automatically be added to a bus route when they are officially enrolled.
The School District of Springfield Township provides transportation to students who attend charter, private, and parochial schools that are within 10 miles by public highway from any border of Springfield Township.
In order to receive transportation, students in kindergarten through fifth grade must live greater than 0.5 mile from school property. Students in sixth through twelfth grade must live greater than 1.0 mile from school property.
Students seeking transportation to or from charter, private, or parochial school must complete our online registration process by Sunday, July 2 in order to be guaranteed transportation for the beginning of the 23-24 school year. More information and instructions will be posted on our Non-Public Transportation Info page.
In general, we will provide transportation according to the calendar adopted by the non-public/private/parochial school. However, there are certain days throughout the year that are considered local holidays, and transportation will not be provided for those dates. Please see our Non-Public Transportation Info page, and check under the heading "Transportation During Holidays."
Please remember that all students are required to be outside and visible at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time.
In most cases, buses are not able to return to stops for students that were not visible at the stop when it was there, as returning will negatively affect the schedule of all other students on the route and subsequent routes.
We're either thrilled to hear that you've had a positive experience, or sorry to hear that you've had a negative experience with our staff/fleet.
Please contact the transportation office at your earliest convenience either at TransOffice@sdst.org or by calling 215-233-6095. We will be happy to discuss the reason for your call and will pass your kind words on to the driver or investigate appropriately for complaints.
Please do not approach drivers directly with comments that may lead to significant discussion. For the safety of each of our passengers, drivers must carefully monitor the students and traffic around the vehicle at all loading/unloading zones, and outside distractions can create a greater hazard. Additionally, as the time that a bus is stopped increases, so does the risk that the motoring public will become impatient and make poor and dangerous choices to pass the stopped school bus.
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.
For public school students: In an effort to minimize confusion and help to ensure that we do not take a student to the wrong location, we allow students to ride home with friends only for childcare arrangements or to cooperatively work on a school-related project where outside-of-school collaboration is expected. The parent/guardian of the child going with a friend must arrange this in advance with the transportation office directly.
For non public school students: In an effort to minimize confusion and help to ensure that we do not take a student to the wrong location, we allow students to ride home with friends only for childcare arrangements or to cooperatively work on a school-related project where outside-of-school collaboration is expected. The parent/guardian of the child going with a friend must arrange this in advance with the transportation office directly. All students involved must be legal permanent residents of Springfield Township and must have requested transportation to/from a non-public school. We are not able to transport students from other school districts or students that have not registered for the bus.
When you have established proof of residency, your new address will be forwarded to the transportation office for bus stop changes. Please note that stop changes may take up to five business days to process.
We sure are! We're always looking for new members of the transportation team.
All applications must be completed online and can be found on our list of current positions.
Common job categories to join our transportation team are:
- School Bus Driver (Apply here if you have a current Class A or B CDL with Endorsements P and S, and no L restriction)
- Day to Day Substitute/Trip Bus Driver (Apply here if you have a current Class A or B CDL with Endorsements P and S, and no L restriction; AND you only wish to work a limited number of hours or days. These positions do not provide work every day, but rather when our scheduling demands additional staff.)
- Day to Day Substitute Monitor/Driver Trainee (Apply here if you are not currently licensed to operate a school bus, but would like to be trained to do so. We may ask you to help our drivers and students while you are being trained, and we'll help you get your license to drive.)
- School Bus Monitor (Apply here if you aren't interested in driving, but love working with students of all ages who may need additional help on the school bus.)
Students, parents, and guardians should be aware that 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.