SCHOOL BUS SAFETY PROGRAM STARTS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022 - RESIDENTS REMINDED TO STOP FOR BUSES
The Island Park UFSD is launching a new School Bus Safety Program with BusPatrol to tackle the pervasive issue of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses and putting children at risk.
In the coming weeks, the School Bus Safety Program will see the entire school bus fleet in the District outfitted with advanced safety technology, including AI-powered cameras to detect the license plates of vehicles that violate school bus safety traffic laws. The technology, installation, and maintenance are provided at zero cost to the school district or taxpayers through BusPatrol’s violator-funded program.
The Island Park UFSD is one of 28 school districts across the Town of Hempstead to partner with BusPatrol to implement the program this month.
The program is poised to go live at the start of December, following an education and awareness campaign to remind motorists of school bus safety laws. This back-to-school season, advertisements were published in local print, digital, and broadcast media, announcing the partnership and reminding motorists of the importance of school bus safety. In addition, road signs are being installed in high violation areas. Starting Monday, November 14, 2022, motorists who fail to stop for a stopped school bus with its stop-arm extended and red lights activated will receive a warning letter in the mail with no monetary penalty.
Please see the attached flyer for additional information. SCHOOL BUS SAFETY PROGRAM
99 Radcliffe Road
Island Park, New York 11558
Transportation Message - Special Education Schools, Private and Parochial High Schools
Special Education Schools, Private and Parochial High Schools
Religious Holidays: If the district's school year is underway, but it is closed for Jewish holidays, the district transports students to their respective schools as usual.
Inclement Weather Only:
Island Park Schools Closed: If the Island Park Schools are closed, no bus transportation is provided by the district to any other schools. Parents and Guardians are responsible for taking their child to school. Generally, if you cannot take your child to school, the school designates the day a legal absence. However, this can vary from school to school.
Island Park Schools Delayed Opening: If the Island Park Schools has a delayed opening, you must add the number of hours in the delay to the usual pick-up time. In other words, if your child takes an 8:15 AM bus; it will arrive at 10:15 AM in the event of a 2-hr delayed opening or 11:15 AM in the event of a 3-Hr delayed opening. Note: the delayed pick-up is based on the number of hours announced by Island Park Schools and not that of any other school or district. Also, dismissal time remains the same as always.