Magnet School Transportation Options
Develop a Safe and Effective Transportation Plan
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
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:
- Transport students to and from school and receive a stipend based upon student attendance at the end of the school year.
- 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.