Family Resources

Homework Help

  • Public Library Homework Help Website: This site is dedicated to providing information on teen use of social networking, how to help teens be safe in social networking environments, and how to integrate social networking into teaching and learning.
  • Dial-A-Teacher: The UFT sponsors a homework help program for elementary and middle school students called Dial-A-Teacher. Classroom teachers answer homework questions at 212-777-3380, Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. during the school year. They can also answer parents' questions and give advice on how you can help your child at home. The staff speaks 12 languages.
  • NY Times Learning Network: The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content.
  • Educational Resources Information Center: ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information.

Bus Eligibility

General Education Transportation

General education transportation eligibility is based on a student’s grade level and the walking distance between home and school. Based on a distance calculation, students eligible for full fare transportation may receive either stop to school transportation or a Student MetroCard.

Grade Level Distance Code A:
Less than 0.5 mile
Distance Code B:
0.5 mile or more, but less than 1 mile
Distance Code C:
1 mile or more, but less than 1.5 miles
Distance Code D:
1.5 miles or more
Kindergarten Half-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare
Grade 1 Half-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare
Grade 2 Half-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare
Grade 3 Not Eligible Half-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare
Grade 4 Not Eligible Half-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare
Grade 5 Not Eligible Half-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare
Grade 6 Not Eligible Half-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare School Bus or Full-Fare
Grade 7 Not Eligible Half-Fare Half-Fare Full-Fare
Grade 8 Not Eligible Half-Fare Half-Fare Full-Fare
Grade 9 Not Eligible Half-Fare Half-Fare Full-Fare
Grade 10 Not Eligible Half-Fare Half-Fare Full-Fare
Grade 11 Not Eligible Half-Fare Half-Fare Full-Fare
Grade 12 Not Eligible Half-Fare Half-Fare Full-Fare

Exceptions to Transportation Eligibility
Sometimes we make an exception for a student who would not ordinarily be eligible.

Parents and guardians, along with their child's school (and a physician in the case of a medical exception), must complete an exception request form related to the reason for the request. Ask your school's transportation coordinator for the form you need.

You can submit an exception request for the following reasons:

  1. Medical
  2. Hazard
  3. Emergency
  4. Temporary Housing
  5. Distance Disagreement

Parents and school staff are encouraged to use OPT Customer Service number (718)392-8855 to report any service issues. When calling it would be helpful to have the students ID# and the respective Route#.

For more information, please visit the Office of Pupil Transportation website and Student Transportation Overview for Families.

Specialized Transportation
Students who receive special education services may receive other transportation services. Visit the Specialized Transportation page below for more information.