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The North Montgomery Transportation Department services the northern half of Montgomery County. This includes the towns of Wingate, New Richmond, Linden, Darlington, Waynetown, and Crawfordsville.
Our driver associates transport roughly 1300 kids to and from school every year, totaling over 615,000 miles. They are trained every year on safe practices, and use that training daily to help ensure a pleasant and enjoyable ride for all students.
Currently, the Transportation Department maintains a fleet of 51 vehicles, including 4 small activity buses, and one small yellow bus. The fleet includes a mix of IC, Thomas, Bluebird, and Chevrolet buses, with the majority being IC. Our fleet is rigorously maintained by one mechanic and two assistants. Our six door shop allows us to wash and service our buses whenever needed. Our secure yard provides associates ample parking to keep their bus while between routes.
The driver lounge gives drivers a place to take a break after completing a route or before starting a new one. It offers many amenities, including refrigerator, sink, utensils, cleaning supplies, vending machine, computers, and a Driver Information Area.
The North Montgomery Transportation team is proud of the work we do, and we look forward to providing safe transportation for all of our Charger families.
CDL Hiring Timeline
Please follow the below guidelines to get your CDL License.
- Fill out an application online
- Interview with Transportation Department
- Study for the 4 BMV Tests
- Take home DOT Physical Voucher
- Complete North Montgomery background check
- Complete ELDT Training
- Schedule DOT Physical Exam before BMV Exams
- Take and pass 4 BMV Exams (General Knowledge, Air Brakes Endorsement, Passenger Endorsement, School Bus Endorsement)
- Take DOT Drug Screen to Franciscan Health for processing
- Training with NMCSC Certified Driver Trainer
- Training with NMCSC Certified Driver Trainer
- Pass CDL Skills Test with assistance from NMCSC Trainer
- Complete employment paperwork at Central Office
Driver Services Coordinator
(P): 765.364.1071 x650
Out of District students are not eligible for transportation. Do not expect transportation because you filled you the transportation request. In-district students are given priority. That also means, putting an in-district address as your 'primary' address, does not qualify either.
You can find access to your child's bus stop information by clicking the button below.
Bus Stop Guidelines
- Preschool and Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by a parent or designee.
- General education bus stops will be located at residential intersections or homes and could serve one or more students, unless a conflict in protocol exists.
- If a student is transported in a general education bus, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to get the child safely to and from their assigned bus stop. This includes temporary construction areas within or surrounding bus stop locations.
- Students must be at their bus stop five (5) minutes before their scheduled pickup time. A bus may arrive up to five (5) minutes before or after its scheduled time.
*Parents: please be mindful that it is unlawful to board the school bus without authorization or to impede its progress in any manner.
- The school bus should be clearly visible from any direction a vehicle might approach.
- Unless authorized by the Transportation Department staff, buses are prohibited from using cul-de-sacs, non-through streets, and private property.
- Buses will limit the use of a turn around and backing up.
- Stop distance parameters to/from the bus stop are as follows:
- Elementary students: 1 block
- Middle School/High School students: 2 blocks
*If a conflict in protocol exists, the walk distance may be extended.
- The lack of sidewalks, lighting conditions, weather conditions, stop not being visible from home, and/or the bus traveling past the house, DO NOT warrant a stop evaluation.
- Group bus stops will not be located on roads where speed limits are in excess of 40 MPH.
- Driver Associates DO NOT have the authority to make any adjustments to their routes or their pick up/drop off points.
North Montgomery Transportation Department uses the Stopfinder app to allow parents to see their student's bus schedule, estimated time of arrival, location of the bus, and communicate directly with the Transportation Office. If you did not submit proper contact information in PowerSchool (correct name, phone number, email address) then you will not receive a registration link.
One parent will be sent a registration link. This is the "primary" contact. This contact can then share their student's schedule with other people of their choosing (i.e. babysitters, grandparents, etc.).
All parents should have this app downloaded.
Below are helpful guides to setup and walk through the app. Please call the Transportation Office if you have any questions.
Click to view the Stopfinder Quickstart Guide
The Transportation Department uses the Tripfinder platform to maintain the various field trip and athletic requests our office manages. Please keep in mind a few things:
- Give as much information as possible. The more information we have, the better. This includes addresses and contact information for you and anyone else who may be handling the trip.
- Submit request two weeks before departure date.
Click on the "Read More" link below to submit your request. Enjoy your travels with North Montgomery Transportation!
- How are bus stops and routes determined?
Every North Montgomery Student is eligible for transportation and is assigned a specific bus stop and route number when they request transportation during registration. The routing staff at NMCSC Transportation uses a routing software package, Routefinder PLUS, to determine and route students. Bus stops are typically designed to be door to door, but in some areas (such as in towns, subdivisions, etc.), bus stops could be assigned at the end of a street.
- Why does our bus stop change from year to year, or even during the school year?
Each year, students move in and out of neighborhoods and homes, as well as advance grade levels. Stops can change to accommodate the needs of the students in the area. A mid-year bus stop change does not occur often but could be necessary because of construction in an area, road closures, or driver changes.
- How do I contact my student’s bus driver?
Bus driver phone numbers are listed on your student's PowerSchool account. If you need to contact your driver, simply log into PowerSchool to find their phone numbers.
- I need to have different daily bus stops for my student. How do I set this up?
New for 2020-2021, all students will only be allowed two different pick-up and drop-off locations. Any other requests outside of the primary and secondary addresses will be denied. We understand the challenges that parents can face, and we do everything we can to get your student where they need to go.
- Why does my student have to sit in an assigned seat?
We allow drivers to determine student seat assignments. If students disrupt the bus environment, they may be moved to another seat location.
- Are NMCSC buses equipped with cameras and GPS?
For NMCSC staff use, all buses have at least four active cameras. All buses are equipped with GPS units, allowing families to see where the bus is at. NMCSC uses Stopfinder to provide live updates of bus locations.
- What if I have a transportation concern?
If you have a concern about the bus driver or route, please contact the NMCSC Transportation Office at 765.364.1071 x651. We will gladly look into your concern.
- What qualifications must bus drivers have to drive a school bus for North Montgomery Community School Corporation?
In order to drive a school bus for NMCSC, you must be 21 years of age or older, hold a valid Indiana Class B CDL license with Air Brakes, Passenger, and School Bus Endorsements. The driver must also have a safe driving record and pass a criminal background check. In addition, the applicant must also attend a school bus driver safety class--taught by the State of Indiana Department of Education. Each year Driver Associates are required to attend regular safety meetings.
If an applicant does not hold the required certifications, NMCSC’s Transportation Department will provide free training.
North Montgomery Transportation Department
498 W. 580 N
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Office Phone: 765.364.1071 ECA Phone: 765.364.1071 x650
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Director of
Clayton Randolph, M.Ed