Magnet School Transportation Options

Develop a Safe and Effective Transportation Plan

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We believe that everyone should have access to a great education. That’s why we make transportation to and from our magnet schools as convenient as possible. No matter where you live in the state of Connecticut, we will work with you to help establish a safe and effective transportation plan for your family.

Riverside Magnet School is conveniently located along the Connecticut River in East Hartford and are accessible by several state and local highways. Whether you plan on having your child take the bus, dropping your child off at school during your morning commute, or are interested in exploring other transportation options, we have the services and support you need to make your child’s magnet school education a reality.

We even offer extended hour programs such as the Studio Program at Riverside Magnet School.

The RSCO Transportation Zone

Our partnerships with the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) provide a number of transportation options through their regional transportation system including school bus transport, public bus passes, and parent stipends where applicable.

The RSCO Transportation Zone includes the following towns:

Andover                                       Enfield                                Portland
Avon                                             Farmington                       Rocky Hill     
Berlin                                           Glastonbury                       Simsbury
Bloomfield                                  Granby                                Somers 
Bolton                                          Hartford                             South Windsor 
Bristol                                          Hartland                             Southington
Burlington                                  Harwinton                          Suffield 
Canton                                         Hebron                                Tolland
Coventry                                      Manchester                        Vernon
Cromwell                                     Marlborough                     West Hartford
East Granby                                Middletown                       Wethersfield            
East Hampton                            New Britain                       Windsor        
East Hartford                             New Hartford                    Windsor Locks        
East Windsor                              Newington                      
Ellington                                      Plainville                                

map of magnet school transportation zones

Transportation for students residing in the RSCO Transportation Zone

Transportation is provided for all students’ kindergarten through grade 12 who reside in the RSCO transportation zone. Pre-K children residing in Hartford will also receive transportation.

Transportation for students residing outside the RSCO Transportation Zone

Families may either:

  1. Transport students to and from school and receive a stipend based upon student attendance at the end of the school year.
  2. Transport students to the nearest existing bus stop within the RSCO Transportation Zone.

For more detailed information on transportation to our schools please visit CREC Transportation Office or contact the transportation call center at 860.524.4077 during regular business hours.