Monroe Public Schools
Bus Run Information

The bus schedules are subject to revision due to enrollment changes such as transfers, address changes or additional registrations. If you wish to request a different pick up and drop off location at an existing stop, that will be applied on a consistent daily basis in your school district,please contact your school. Should you have a safety concern in the school bus routes and/or stops, a submission can be submitted, click here for the form. All requests for bus stop changes made on or after August 19th, will be reviewed and if approved will not go into effect until September 16th.

Important information about buses, routes and stops

MPS Tiers -There are three (3) Home-to-School (HTS) tiers

Tier 1– Masuk High School

Tier 2– Jockey Hollow School / STEM (Grade 6-8 together), and Monroe Elementary School (separate from grades 6-8)

Tier 3– Fawn Hollow Elementary and Stepney Elementary Schools (separate buses)

Bus Safety

We would like to remind motorists and parents of some safety facts so we can all keep our children safe. Watch for children waiting or walking to their bus stops. When you see a bus with its amber lights activated, please slow down and prepare to stop. Never try to pass a bus when it’s flashing red lights are activated, it’s against the law, even on school grounds. Slow down and use caution near school zones. Have your children ready and waiting at their bus stops 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick up times. Children should wait 10 feet back from the edge of the road at their bus stops. Most of the injuries that occur at bus stops are to children that are struck by cars illegally passing stopped school buses.Please don’t become another statistic, stop and wait for stopped school buses

Bus Locating and Tracking Software

AllStar has added locating and tracking devices on all buses and vans. The system allows the company and administration to monitor the location of each vehicle. The system records the bus speed, and notes every stop. It also records the arrival time at each bus stop. If a bus breaks down or has any problem it is easier to locate the vehicle’s position within the town. The district is able to track where every bus is at every minute.

Bus Route Development

For district-wide schools (Jockey Hollow and Masuk), Monroe buses must pickup students from all of the town's 25 square miles. The grade K-5 schools (Fawn Hollow, Monroe Elementary and Stepney Elementary) each serve approximately one-third of the town or about 8 square miles per school.

To plan for the school year, AllStar used a computer routing software to develop safe and efficient routing for the Monroe schools.

1.All routes were developed using both the routing software and by hand with every student’s address, school-by-school, noted. This work was done in consultation with the bus company local manager and local dispatcher, both very familiar with Monroe roads, traffic patterns, and both experienced bus drivers.

2.Monroe's drivers are AllStar employees. Each driver holds a special license and undergoes annual safety and driver training.

3.After the routes are driven in a school bus, they are confirmed.

4. The final part of the route development process is to enter the routes into the transportation software program and to print and publish the routes.With the attention to detail and the need to stabilize routes, there will be no changes made to bus routes for the first 4 weeks of school unless there is a safety issue.. Routes are published on the district website. They will no longer be published in the print

6. In case of an emergency, it is essential for the administration to know which students are riding on each school bus. Students are assigned one bus to to school and one bus home.

7. House stops, are selected for a variety of reasons.

  • There are roads/highways that students cannot walk alongside. These have been determined in cooperation with the Monroe Police Department. Examples include Elm Street, Routes 25, 110, 111, Hammertown Road and Hattertown Road as well as some specific sections of other roadways.
  • House stops are also provided for some students withsignificant medical needs. These stops require medical documentation similar to what an adult must provide to obtain a handicap parking permit.
  • All changes to routes and/or location of bus stops must be approvedby the central administration.

Daycare Service

We do not provide service to daycares or tutoring centers located outside of a school’s transportation district. Daycares within the transportation district for a school will be included in a bus route, as long as the parent/guardian informs the school.

Important Phone Numbers

(203) 261-2691

Monroe Public Schools
(203) 452-2860 ext 2900

If you wish to request a different pick up and drop off location at a existing stop, and applied on a consistent daily basis in your school district, please contact your school.

Fawn Hollow- 203-452-2923

Monroe Elem- 203-452-2870

Stepney -203-452-2885

Jockey Hollow/STEM- 203-452-2905


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