Donna Heater, Transportation Coordinator
West Orange Transportation
Scott Cahill, Assistant Director of Transportation
Coordinated Transportation (Member Services)
Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission (ESC) is a coordinated transportation services agency (CTSA). Administrative code states that resident district boards of education shall utilize a CTSA to transport students going to special education, nonpublic, and vocational schools.
The ESC has joint agreements with 28 districts in Hunterdon County and 3 districts in Warren County.
The Special Needs and Nonpublic routes are put together to achieve the maximum cost effectiveness. Coordinated routes are established, bid specifications are prepared, bids awarded, and routes renewed before the start of school.
New routes that come in after school starts are put out for quotes. Quoted contracts under bid threshold are issued for the entire school year. If a quote exceeds bid threshold it can be run for a period of time, which will not cause the contract to exceed the bid threshold. It then must go out to bid.
Summer routes are extended and new routes are put out to quote.
Since the ESC acts as a contractor, it bids on routes the same as any contractor.
As a contractor and through joint agreements, the ESC transports nearly 4000 students on about 180 routes
Field trip and athletic trip services are provided to various schools.
Students of all ages and grades, Pre-School through High School, are transported
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