In alignment with the Westbury Union Free School District's mission and vision, the Department of Transportation provides safe and reliable school bus transportaion to all eligible scholars of the Westbury Union Free School District.
The Westbury Union Free School District Board of Education will provide transportation to public and non-public school students who reside within designated distances from the school they attend in accordance with the applicable section of the Education Law and rulings of the Commissioner of Education.
Transportation will be provided as follows:
- For pupils in Kindergarten, who live zero miles or more from the school they attend.
- For pupils in Grades 1-5, who live at least one half of a mile, or more, from the school they attend.
- For pupils in Grades 6-12, who live at least one mile, or more, from the school they attend.
Students must meet these requirements to be approved for district transportation. Distances from all homes in the district to all schools serving those homes have been calculated. It is the distances that determine eligibility. School bus transportation is provided to students that meet the mileage requirements. Buses will stop for pick-up and drop-off of passengers based on area. All students in the area shall walk to the spot designated on their Bus Pass for pick-up.
The Transportation Department or a designee shall determine bus stops and shall designate the specific bus to be taken by the student to and from school, and the pupil shall have no authority to ride any other bus.
Should you wish the Transportation Department to review a student’s bus stop assignment; please complete the
BUS STOP REVIEW FORM (ENG), (SPA), (CRE).
Where a request for transportation is based on a medical condition, consideration is based on the nature and severity of the medical concern. Parents seeking a medical bus pass should apply to the school nurse at the school which the student attends.
Welcome to the Westbury Union Free School District Busfinder Page.
To search for school zones and bus stop information, enter and submit the address and zip code. Search results may vary and include addresses from other communities so please scan the results carefully and select the correct address and zip code you were searching for. Please be advised that all times listed for bus stops are approximate. Students are asked to be at the assigned stop at least 5 minutes before the posted times.
For assistance please call the transportation office at 516-876-5011.
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Westbury School District is pleased to announce the piloting of FirstView, a bus tracking and parent communications app for your smartphone or desktop. We will be offering FirstView, in partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, for our elementary school scholars in grades K-5. Below are some of the key features of the app:
The FirstView map screen shows you the location and direction of your child’s bus, for both morning and afternoon trips. FirstView also provides caregivers with confirmation when the trip is complete.
Customizable Bus Proximity Notifications
With FirstView, you may set up a geofence around your location and will be alerted when the bus enters the geofence. The geofence size and alert times are customizable, so parents are in control of their notifications. Scholars should still be at their assigned bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time.
Custom Alerts and Messages
Set up push or email notifications alerting you when your child's bus enters the geofence. Connect up to three additional email accounts (including your own) to receive email alerts. This is a great feature for grandparents and/or caregivers.
For families with multiple children, buses for all your children can be tracked with FirstView. Using individual colors for each child, the bus assigned to each child’s route appears on the map in the same color as the child for easy viewing.
Secure and Easy Access
FirstView requires a password-protected account for app set-up. This way, only you can view your child(ren)’s stop. These codes will be provided by your district/school.
Dedicated Customer Support
We are here to help you. Whether you are having trouble getting started with FirstView, not seeing correct data or have an idea to make FirstView better, we want to hear from you.
Contact FirstView Monday – Friday (Support provided in English only):
o Calling the toll-free phone number 888-889-8920 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
o Emailing Customer Support at email@example.com
o Using the in-app “✉” button to provide feedback
Westbury School District continues to put the health, safety, and welfare of our scholars first. We hope this new app feature will improve our communication as it relates to transportation. Please reach out to our Transportation Department should you have any questions or concerns.