• Welcome to the ACV Transportation Page!


    The number one goal of the ACV Transportation staff is to get our students to and from school safely. We have many rules and procedures in place to do our best to make this happen each and every day. Every student in the ACV school district is entitled to school provided transportation and will be assigned a bus/van. Below you will find the information on busing and transportation from the student handbook, the contractor/driver handbook, and other pertinent transportation information. If you have further transportation questions/concerns, you can always call the school office at 724-659-3555. 


    Student Handbook on Busing and Transportation

    • This document provides students and their families with useful information regarding the use of district transportation. 


    Contractor/Driver Handbook

    • This document provides contractors and their drivers district expectations and policies, as well as some useful tips for student management while on the bus. Every contractor and driver in the district must sign off that they have reviewed this document and agree to abide by the expectations.


    Route information

    Click on your student’s bus number to see route information. Times given for pickup and drop off are approximate. Many things such as weather and road obstacles can and will cause delays. Always arrive about 10 minutes early to your bus stop. We will do our best to communicate any disruptions in service as quickly as possible via our school Facebook page and/or school messenger. 


    For your Reference:

    Start time: Elementary 8:15 AM  -  High School 7:42 AM

    Dismissal: Elementary 2:53 PM  -  High School 3:05 PM

    • Vans:  Elementary 2:45 PM  -  High School 3:05 PM

    • Walkers: Elementary 2:50 PM  -  High School 3:05 PM

    Weather Delays and Cancellations:

    If it is necessary to delay or cancel school, families will be notified via our School Messenger system as soon as possible. The system uses the number provided by families as their primary contact on the student’s beginning of year paperwork. If you are not receiving calls, please call the District office at 724-659-5820.

    School Bus Safety

    Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law

    • Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended.

    • Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped.

    • Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.

    • If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping.

    • Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.

    The penalties if convicted of violating Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law include:

    • $250 fine

    • Five points on your driving record

    • 60-day license suspension

    Tips for Parents/Students

      • Get to the school bus stop five minutes early so you won't have to run across the road to catch the bus.

      • When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic. Line up at least five giant steps away from the curb or the roadway to wait for the bus.

      • Never run after the school bus if it has already left the bus stop.

      • Never push when getting on or off of the school bus.

      • Always walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus when crossing so that the school bus driver can see you.

      • Be aware — cross with care! Wait until the school bus has stopped all traffic before stepping out onto the road.

      • When the school bus is moving, always stay in your seat. Never put your head, arms or hands out of the window.

      • Talk quietly; do not distract your school bus driver.

      • If your school bus crosses railroad tracks, be calm and quiet so that your driver can listen for a train. Always obey your school bus driver's instructions, so that he or she can make safe decisions.

      • Never play with the emergency exits. Backpacks, band instruments, or sports equipment may not block the aisle or emergency exits. If there is an emergency, listen to the driver and follow instructions.

      • When getting off of the school bus, make sure that all drawstrings and other loose objects are secure so that they don't get caught on the handrail or the door.

      • Never cross the street behind the school bus.

    If you leave something on the bus or drop something outside of the bus, never go back for it. The driver may not see you and begin moving the bus.

    • Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into the car with a stranger.

    For more information on School Bus safety, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website.