There are three options for transportation to Union Catholic:
1) Your local Board of Education provides transportation to its local public school for students who live over 2.5 miles from the school, the town is required to provide transportation for students who go out of district to attend a private school.
Transportation is provided for no cost by the local Boards of Education from the following towns: Clark (over 2.5 miles), Cranford, Elizabeth, Linden. Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains (over 2.5 miles), Union, Woodbridge Township (includes Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Port Reading, Sewaren)
2) If a local Board of Education does not have enough students going out of district to fill a bus, they may choose instead to provide a reimbursement for transportation.
The following towns provide a reimbursement for transportation. This year the reimbursement is $884. Your busing expense will equal the amount of your reimbursement plus a $475 non-refundable "Reserve A Seat Fee". You will be billed $442 in November and $442 in January for the cost of busing to UC. You should receive reimbursement from your Board of Education in January and June. The towns are: Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Bloomfield, Carteret, Chatham, Edison, Garwood, Gillette, Greenbrook, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Metuchen, Middlesex, Montclair, Mountainside, Newark, Piscataway, Scotch Plains (over 2.5 miles), Short Hills, Somerset, South Orange, South Plainfield, Springfield, Stirling, Warren, Watchung, West Orange, Westfield (over 2.5 miles), Winfield Park
3) Your local Board of Education provides no reimbursement. If you live in one of the following towns your busing expense will be a $475 non-refundable "Reserve a Seat Fee". The towns that provide no reimbursement are: Clark (under 2.5 miles), Dunellen, East Orange, Hillside, Irvington, Kearny, Kenilworth, New Providence, North Plainfield, Orange, Perth Amboy, Roselle, Roselle Park, Summit, Westfield (under 2.5 miles)
Each local Board of Education is permitted to evaluate annually how they will provide transportation for out of district student. Please be aware these lists can change and the payment options can vary from year to year.
Union Catholic High School makes every effort to provide transportation to every student who attends. If you do not see your home town listed above, please contact Edward Sagendorf, Director of Transportation, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 908-889-1600, ext. 333 for further information.