INCLEMENT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR STUDENTS
ATTENDING PRIVATE SCHOOLS
CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOLS CANCELLATION:
When Central Bucks School District cancels its schools due to adverse weather, ALL bus service for ALL schools will be cancelled.
CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOLS START WITH A 2 HOUR WEATHER DELAY:
A weather delay is announced when local road conditions or school grounds are judged to be potentially hazardous for student transportation AND that these conditions will be sufficiently improved following the weather delay. When the Central Bucks School District announces a 2 hour weather delay, all Central Bucks buses will start their normal service 2 hours late for all students at all schools.
If your school does not have a delay, your students will be late.
WHEN YOUR SCHOOL HAS A WEATHER DELAY, BUT CENTRAL BUCKS IS STARTING ON TIME:
All Central Bucks buses will operate at the standard morning pickup time and will deliver students to their private school at the regular time. Many private schools, on a weather delay, will accept students at the earlier time.
If your school is on a weather delay and will NOT accept students early, you should not put your student(s) on the bus. We will make every effort to inform drivers with multiple schools on a single bus as to which students should be picked up and which should not. If your school is on a weather delay and will NOT accept students we will not be able to return to that school at a later time that morning. Your students would be returned to your home if the school was not able to accept them.
Example: Your school has a 1 or 2 hour delay and Central Bucks is on time. Your student is picked up and will be dropped off at school at the regular time. If no one is at their school to accept them, we will have to return the student to your home.
CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOLS DISMISS EARLY FOR ADVERSE WEATHER:
When Central Bucks School District announces early dismissal for its schools due to adverse weather conditions, ALL buses for ALL schools will be dispatched early to pick up ALL students. We will notify your private school with the early arrival time for our buses. If students do not board the bus to return home at that time, there will be NO later bus service that day.
Example: If Central Bucks starts the dismissal process for Central Bucks Schools at 10:30am for our high and middle schools this would be 4 hours earlier than the standard dismissal time. Buses will be dispatched to the private schools on a similar schedule. Please check with your private school for the expected arrival time of Central Bucks Buses. If Central Bucks buses are starting the dismissal process 4 hours early, you may expect your student to arrive home about 4 hours early also. It would be important to make time allowances for slower travel during periods of inclement weather.
WHEN YOUR SCHOOL HAS AN EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO WEATHER and CENTRAL BUCKS IS DISCHARGING ON TIME:
When your school calls for a weather related early dismissal and Central Bucks is on a regular dismissal time, our buses will be sent to your school at the regular time.
Example: Regular dismissal at your school is at 3:00 pm and your school calls for early weather dismissal at 12 noon. Central Bucks will send buses to your school at 3pm for any remaining students. If your school informs us that there are no remaining students, we will not drive to your school that day.
EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS AT YOUR SCHOOL:
Central Bucks honors up to 4 Early Dismissal days for each school every school year. Central Bucks will send buses to your school for the scheduled early dismissal.
NON WEATHER RELATED TRANSPORTATION:
When Central Bucks students are out of school for a holiday, while Central Bucks offices are operating on a normal work schedule, bus service for private schools will be maintained for all private schools inside or outside the school district.
Transportation will be provided at the normal schedule times.
THE CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS and NO BUS SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED TO ANY SCHOOL.
FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING
NEW YEARS EVE
NEW YEARS DAY
MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL (Monday Holiday)
PRESIDENT'S DAY (Monday Holiday)
MEMORIAL DAY (Monday Holiday)
PLEASE BE AWARE:
When there is a weather delay or school cancellation, the Transportation Office staff arrives as close to normal operating hours as possible, dependent upon local conditions. There are often high call volumes on these days. All phones will be answered as quickly as possible. All messages and emails will be responded to ASAP.
The Central Bucks School District web site (www.cbsd.org) will have weather delay and cancellation infromation posted shortly after the decision is made to delay or cancel. We also contact other public media for posting updates.
Families with students attending private schools are invited to participate in the Text Alert System. Text alerts are sent for bus delays, early dismissals, school cancellations and other events as needed. If you wish to participate and have a text capable phone, please contact your private school office staff to be included. ONLY ONE PHONE may be registered for a student at this time. Text alerts are also sent out when our office is notified by a bus driver that a bus will be delayed by 15 minutes or longer.
When you are notified that your text capable phone has been entered into the alert system, please return to this web site and click on the Text Alert tab in the Transportation Menu and follow the simple directions to 'register' your phone in our system.