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Two Ways to Ride

 

Community Stops

  • EC offers a network of “community stops” that give our EC families convenient access to our routes in grouped locations.
  • These stops are at a convenient, safe, regional location that may require students to walk or to be dropped off by a parent. The same stops run both morning and afternoon.
  • The cost is $1,000 for 2-way busing which is currently equal to the $1,000 ‘Aid-in-Lieu’ funding provided to the vast majority of EC families living in New Jersey. This means that, if you choose the community stop model the service comes at no out-of-pocket cost to your family!

Inter-campus Shuttles:

  • Intercampus shuttle service will remain in place, and remains the most affordable way to transport your child.  Shuttles run between all three of our campuses. 2-way shuttles are $750.00 per child. (1-way shuttle is $500).

 

  

EC Bus Route Options and Pricing**

Mix or match options for AM and PM on the chart below to see your cost. Select busing needed for the AM and place your finger on the chart. Then select busing needed for the PM and place your finger on the chart.  Now glide your fingers down and across until they meet.  That is your yearly cost.

  AM No Busing AM Shuttle AM Community Stop
PM No Busing  0 $500 $500 
PM Shuttle  $500  $750 $1,000
PM Community Stop  $500 $1,000 $1,000

** A one time busing change will be permitted at the semester break ONLY. From this point forward there will be no changes in fee collection during a semester.

 


 

Aid in Lieu

Many districts in New Jersey offer transportation or help offset the cost of transportation to private school when students do not attend their local public school. The current reimbursement is $1000 per eligible student and is known as aid in lieu of transportation. If a town participates in aid in lieu, the eligibility is determined by the distance between home and school. Students in grades K-8 must live more than 2.0 miles but less than 20 miles. High school students must live more than 2.5 miles but less than 20 miles. Please check with your school district for specific aid in lieu participation and eligibility information. Note: You don’t need to pay for EC bussing to be eligible. Even if you drive your student to school, you may be eligible to receive this aid!

Download B6T Form Here

(If you are requesting Aid in Lieu please
complete this form and return it

to the EC transportation office.)

 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  How do I sign up for busing?
A:  Simply fill out the Transportation Request Form

Q:  How do I know if I qualify for the $1,000 Aid-in-lieu from my town?
A:  Please contact your local Board of Education to verify. Then file a B6T Form with EC’s Director of Transportation. Forms can be found here.

Q:  Is my Pre-K or Jr. K Child eligible to receive busing at EC?
A:  No. The state of New Jersey requires that all bus riders be enrolled in a Kindergarten class (or above)

Additional questions may be submitted to judybruinooge@easternchristian.org

 

What towns are Eastern Christian Students from?

 

Town Number of Students
Allendale 7
Augusta 1
Bloomfield 8
Bloomingdale 3
Bogota 1
Boonton 4
Butler 2
Carlstadt 2
Cedar Knolls 1
Chestnut Ridge 5
Clifton 16
Closter 1
Demarest 1
East Orange 4
East Rutherford 1
Edgewater 1
Elizabeth 1
Elmwood Park 6
Emerson 1
Englewood 9
Englewood Cliffs 7
Fair Lawn 9
Fort Lee 1
Franklin Lakes 18
Garfield 1
Glen Rock 10
Hackensack 6
Haledon 14
Harrison 2
Hasbrouck Heights 1
Haskell 4
Hawthorne 82
Hillburn 3
Hillsdale 2
Hoboken 2
Jersey City 4
Kinnelon 6
Lincoln Park 3
Little Falls 1
Little Ferry 2
Livingston 2
Lodi 1
Mahwah 18
Maplewood 2
Maywood 1
Midland Park 50
Monroe 2
Montclair 1
Montvale 4
Montville 2
Moonachie 1
Nanuet 1
New City 8
New Milford 8
New York 1
Newark 3
North Arlington 1
North Haledon 132
Norwood 2
Nyack 1
Oak Ridge 1
Oakland 8
Old Tappan 2
Oradell 3
Palisades Park 5
Paramus 22
Park Ridge 7
Passaic 1
Paterson 34
Pearl River 5
Pequannock 6
Pompton Lakes 2
Pompton Plains 14
Prospect Park 17
Ramsey 8
Ridgefield 3
Ridgefield Park 2
Ridgewood 14
Ringwood 7
River Edge 1
River Vale 1
Riverdale 1
Rochelle Park 2
Saddle Brook 4
Saddle River 3
South Orange 3
Spring Valley 4
Stockholm 1
Stony Point 4
Suffern 9
Sussex 2
Teaneck 1
Totowa 6
Township of Washington 2
Tuxedo 1
Union 3
Union City 2
Valley Cottage 1
Waldwick 15
Wanaque 6
Wayne 27
Weehawken 1
West Caldwell 1
West Milford 9
West New York 4
Westwood 4
Wood-Ridge 3
Woodcliff Lake 4
Woodland Park 5
Wyckoff 43