The Pottsville Area School District safely transports students to and from school every day. We offer transportation to all John S. Clarke Elementary Center students. DHHL Middle School and Pottsville Area High School students must meet Department of Education reimbursement mileage requirements to be transported. There are exceptions for hazardous routes, as determined by PennDOT. We also provide transportation for Pottsville Area School District resident students who attend Non-Public Schools and Gillingham Charter School who meet mileage requirements.
We have a practice bus ride for all new Kindergarten students at the John S. Clarke Elementary Center before the start of the school year. The purpose of this trip is to acquaint your child with the experience of riding the school bus and visiting his/her new classroom before the first regular school day. We welcome and encourage parents/guardians to participate with their children on this practice bus ride. You will be given more detailed information on this when you register your child for Kindergarten.
Any changes in transportation for the start of the new school year should be reported by August 1. August is our busiest month, and we appreciate your patience should you need any changes before the start of school. During the school year, we require notice of at least 48 hours to make a change in your child(ren)'s transportation. Temporary bus tickets can be issued the same day in case of an emergency.
Although 9th - 12th grade Saint Clair students attend Pottsville Area High School, the Saint Clair Area School District transports the resident students to PAHS. If you are a Saint Clair Area School District resident and have questions concerning the transportation of your child to Pottsville Area High School, please contact the Saint Clair Area School District.
We take the transportation of our students very seriously. Therefore, student behavior on the bus and at the bus stop must be appropriate to ensure the safety of all students. Thank you for your support and communication to keep all students and staff safe.
If you have any questions regarding your child(ren)'s bus ticket(s) or the bus schedule, please contact Mrs. Deniece Krater (570) 621-2949.