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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How early should I send my child to the bus stop?
A: Children should be waiting at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.

Q: Should I call the bus yard when my child will not be taking the bus or van? 
A: Yes. Please let our staff know so that the vehicle will not stop and wait for your child.

Q: Why don't your vehicles turn right on red?
A: Although it is not the law, the Department of Motor Vehicles recommends that school buses and student vehicles do not turn right on red. Many accidents have resulted from this practice.

Q: When school is delayed, when will my child be picked-up?
A: Glastonbury Public Schools has a standard 90 minute delay for inclement weather. Please refer to the Emergency School Closings page for a list of school start times. Just add 90 minutes to your normal pick-up time.

Q: Can my child bring their musical instrument on the bus? 
A: Here is a list of acceptable instruments that the district can transport along with your child. Please click here to open a copy of the Board of Education policy.
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Half Cello
  • Oboe
  • Piccolo
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Viola
  • Violin