Private / Parochial

  • Please visit the following linked folder for forms related to Private / Parochial School Transportation Requests

    Private / Parochial School Transportation Request Documents and Forms

    Upon completion, forms can be emailed to:

    Angie Green, Bus Route Development
    (716) 215-3136


    New York State Education Law, Section 3635, requires that all requests for student bus transportation for the following school year be submitted to the District of residency by April 1st of each school year.  This deadline of April 1st is required to allow NWCSD enough lead-time for structuring bus routes and drivers in the most efficient manner.  We would like to stress the importance of the April 1st date and the procedures described below.

    Completed forms not received by the District by the April 1st deadline may take 30 days to process transportation requests and will have to be reviewed and approved by the Board of Education.  We ask that you discard any old forms that you may have previously used.

    Please note that all students/families who request transportation to a private/parochial school must establish residency within the boundaries of the Niagara Wheatfield School District in order to be eligible for transportation prior to September of the school year.  The types of acceptable proof required by the District to establish residency are listed on the reverse side of the request form.  The District will verify the residency of the custodial parent(s)/legal guardian(s).  Your school will be notified of any problem related to residency and eligibility for transportation.

    If there are no changes in address, custody and/or legal residence (other than the grade of the child) for the new school year, your request form can be mailed to the Niagara Wheatfield Transportation Department at the address listed above.

    For new students and students with changes, in address, school, custody and/or legal residence from the prior to current, you must provide two proofs of residency, as indicated on the reverse side of the transportation request form, and submit  to the Transportation Department at the address listed above.  Proofs of residency will be verified by school personnel before approved.

    Busing will not be provided if the distance is greater than 15 miles from your home one way, as per the State Education Department guidelines.  Also per the State Education Department guidelines, students must be five years old on or before December 1 of the new school year to receive transportation to and from a parochial/private school. 

    Busing to private and parochial schools will not be provided on days that Niagara Wheatfield Central School is closed.