New Castle Area School District operates a bus fleet of more than 30 school buses and vans that transport over 3,200 students to New Castle Area Schools and private schools each day. The school district contracts transportation for public, non-public, and exceptional students to Laidlaw Educational Services.
During the summer months the buses are cleaned and sanitized. They are meticulously inspected by expert mechanics in order to prepare them for a laborious State Police summer inspection before they begin their fall routes. Bus routes are developed in the early summer and finalized in early August, using a bus routing software system. Student bus schedules are sent to the parents by mid-August.
All bus drivers have current clearances from the Pennsylvania State Police as well as the PA Department of Child Welfare.
The District Director of Transportation is Mr. Richard Rossi. Mr. Rossi can be reached at the Administration Building by contacting his office at (724) 656-4756 during the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.