Cheshire Public Schools
Transportation Department
  

157 Sandbank Road
Cheshire, CT  06410
Phone: (203) 272-2472   
Fax:  (203) 272-6880

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Safely Delivering Our Future To and From School Daily

Regarding lost items left on a school bus please contact the Cheshire office of our school bus contractor,
Dattco, Inc., at
(203) 699-8877.

Transportation Staff:

Luther Miller
Transportation Coordinator
lmiller@cheshire.k12.ct.us

Adilen Figueroa, Transportation Secretary
Field/Sports Trips, Available Seat Requests    afigueroa1@cheshire.k12.ct.us            

Karen LaTorraca
Transportation Assistant
Special Needs Transportation klatorraca@cheshire.k12.ct.us                   

Gregory Gibbons                                                       Supervisor Fiscal &Transportation Services ggibbons@cheshire.k12.ct.us   


The primary objective of the bus transportation system is to provide safe, efficient, and economical bus transportation for the students of Cheshire Schools.  Courtesy and good manners are essential in achieving this objective.  To meet this objective, full cooperation in adhering to the Bus Rules and Regulations is necessary.

The Board of Education Transportation Office is the liason between schools, parents, and the bus company contracted to provide bus service for eligible Cheshire students to their assigned schools.  This office is responsible to oversee the transportation of over 4,500 students on schools buses, mini school buses, and school transportation vehicles within Cheshire and schools and facilities outside of Cheshire.

Cheshire Public Schools follows the guidelines of the Connecticut State Department of Education which requires transportation be provided to any school age resident attending a Cheshire public or parochial school.  Eligibility is determined by the following standards:

  • Students who are in kindergarten shall not be required to walk farther than one-half (1/2) mile to school or to the bus stop.

  • Students who are in Grades 1 through 6 shall not be required to walk farther than one (1) mile to school or to the bus stop.

  • Students who are in Grades 7 through 12 shall not be required to walk farther than one and one-half (1 1/2) miles to school or to the bus stop.  

Walking distance means the linear measure from a point at the curb or edge of a public road at the student's residence to a point at the nearest school building entrance; to a point at the nearest, safe entrance to the school grounds located within one hundred feet of the school building entrance; or to the bus pick‐up/drop off area; or  to the bus stop if applicable.   

For any parent or guardian who wishes to appeal transportation arrangements or request alternate transportation, please refer to the Policy and Forms section of our website.

Regarding lost items on school buses and other school bus issues, please contact the Cheshire office of our school bus contractor, Dattco, Inc., at (203) 699-8877.

 Regarding any other student transportation issues, please call the Cheshire Public Schools' Transportation Office at (203) 272-2472.