Is it possible to simulate for students the eye-opening, transformative experience of international travel in a virtual format? Over Winter Break, Director of Global Education and Engagement Julia Dunbar and History Department Chair Dr. Megan Jones gave it a try.
Students travel to Pingry from nearly 100 different towns. While parents may elect to carpool or drive students to and from the School each day, approximately 25% of our students make use of bus transportation. Below are the three bussing options available.
1. Group-Stop Routes, including the Intercampus Shuttle (2020-21) Please Note: Registration is now open, registration will not become binding until August 15.
2. Parent-Run Routes
Pingry is supportive of parent-run, door-to-door bussing and will gladly partner on any such parent-run route that intends to contract with our preferred bussing partner, Kensington Bus Company.
Costs for parent-run bussing varies. Families who use a parent-run route may still be eligible for a $1,000 Aid in Lieu payment from their local school district by filing a B6T form.
For information about each parent-run bus route, please contact the co-op directly using the email link above or email Laura Hassert, Operations Officer for Transportation Coordination.
3. District-Run Routes
Based upon demand, students may be bussed by their local district. Pursuant to the laws governing student transportation in New Jersey, parents requesting local bus service must complete the (B6T) Application for Private School Transportation, which, for returning families, is due to Pingry in March prior to each upcoming school year. Even if you are not interested in bussing, we recommend that you still complete a B6T form as you may be eligible for a $1,000 Aid in Lieu payment. Below are the routes that served Pingry families last year:
Union County Educational Services Commission
Morris County Education Services Commission
District-run bussing is a tax-subsidized service offered to families. Note that Pingry can make no representations about the quality of service. Ridership on a district-run bus is offered in place of an Aid in Lieu payment, but both options require the submission of a B6T form.
To learn whether or not your district is running a route, you must contact your district's board of education. This information is generally not available until late July.