Charter School Transportation Policy
Any school district boundary within ten miles of Charter Arts’ front door obligates the sending district to transport all district students to Charter Arts. School Districts that bus to Charter Arts are: Allentown, Bethlehem (not within two miles of Charter Arts with some exceptions), Easton, East Penn, Catasauqua, Nazareth, Northampton, Palisades, Parkland, Salisbury, Saucon Valley, Southern Lehigh, Whitehall and Wilson Boro (Northampton Co.).
Families that reside outside of one of our bussing districts must provide transportation to and from Charter Arts each day. Carpooling is facilitated for students attending from outlying areas.
Weather Related School Delays/Closings
Charter Arts relies on the sending school districts within a ten mile radius of Charter Arts for the transportation needs of many of our students. These sending districts cannot always accommodate Charter Arts’ schedule during weather related circumstances. It is important for students who rely on bussing from their home district to pay close attention to that district’s weather delay or closing. All students should check wfmz.com for Charter Arts’ weather delay or closing. It is important to check several times as Charter Arts’ closing status can change from a two hour delay to closed if bad weather continues.
When a home school district closes early because of weather, they will contact Charter Arts. Charter Arts will make sure students get on the bus at the appropriate time. If Charter Arts closes before a sending school district, the sending district will be contacted to pick up their students early for transportation home.
Because Charter Arts’ students travel from ten counties to Charter Arts, weather caused delays and school closings are not always consistent.
Below is a list of our sending school districts and their policy if they are on regular time and we have a delay.
|Allentown||Follows our delayed time|
|Bethlehem||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|Catasauqua||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|Easton||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|East Penn||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|Nazareth||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|Northampton||Follows our delayed time|
|Palisades||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|Parkland||Follows our delayed time|
|Salisbury||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|Saucon Valley||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|Southern Lehigh||Picks up at regular time not delayed time|
|Whitehall||Follows our delayed time|
|Wilson||Follows our delayed time|
Charter Arts will have someone here at the school to allow the students to enter the school when the bus drops them off.