What type of van/bus service does MCHS provide?
In partnership with Lenoir Transportation of Bloomingdale, Morris Catholic offers a “centralized pick up method” for our students. There will be 5 students per van or 16 students per small bus.
To whom do we offer this service?
Morris Catholic provides vans (at a cost to parents and MCHS) to students whose towns do not provide courtesy busing. If your town provides courtesy busing, we are not obligated to offer bus service to your town.
MCHS also provides a shuttle bus (at a cost to parents and MCHS) from the Denville train to MCHS.
Where will my son/daughter’s pick up location be?
No student will be picked up at his/her home. Morris Catholic works very closely with Lenoir transportation, to ensure that we have the appropriate number of safe pick up locations. We anticipate the majority of these locations to be within a quarter mile to three miles from your home.
What is the average maximum time a van run will take with centralized vans?
We anticipate the majority of the van/bus runs to be 30-45 minutes.
What is the cost to parents?
The cost for every student taking the van service provided by MCHS is $2,600 per year. You are asked to send in a non-refundable $500 deposit by April 11th and will receive further instructions on when the balance is due.
The cost for the Denville train shuttle to/from MCHS is $700 for the year. You are asked to send in a non-refundable $350 deposit by April 11th and will receive further instructions on when the balance is due.
What about aid in lieu (financial reimbursement from Local Board of Ed) and Courtesy Busing?
Aid in lieu and Courtesy Busing is a local town decision. If you have any questions, inquire at your town hall. Most towns provide aid in lieu ($884.00) if they do not provide courtesy busing. If you qualify, this is a great way to offset the cost of using MC busing.
Any student that will be using Morris Catholic’s transportation services needs to review, complete and return the forms below.
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Appleton at extension 145, for more information.