Lakeville serves the Region 1 School District and is one of 18 school transportation locations that All-Star Transportation operates in Connecticut. The Lakeville terminal transports more than 1,520 children daily during the school year.
Safety is central to All-Star’s mission. Our drivers are licensed and rigorously trained. Our buses meet the highest maintenance standards, and each bus undergoes a safety inspection by the driver before every trip that it makes. For example, the brakes, lights, emergency exits and more are among the features checked on every bus before students are picked up in the morning, and many of the same items are checked again before students are picked up from school.
To further ensure the safety of students, rules and regulations have been put in place. Our drivers learn these rules during training and they enforce them. Parents and students also have a critical role, and it’s important that they also read the rules and regulations to learn what’s expected of them. Parents and students should review this information in preparation for the first day of school and refer to it throughout the school year.
Serving: Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon
Address: 40 Farnam Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
Phone: (860) 435-0352
Fax: (860) 435-0371
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Manager: Michelle Christen
Safety Supervisor: Tammy Gunning
The school bus routes for the Region 1 Schools are listed under the school that your student will be attending. You can find bus routes here.
Residents are asked to share issues or concerns with their child’s bus stop location by calling All-Star Transportation’s Lakeville office at 860-435-0352.
Parents should check the district website for information about early dismissal days (for example: conferences and early release days). You can find a complete list of school bell schedules listed below.
For kindergarten students who will be riding their first bus, there’s an orientation video available.
NOTE: Bus schedules are subject to revisions that result from enrollment changes, transfers and address changes. Changes and/or additions will be posted to the school district’s website and residents are encouraged to frequently check the Region 1 website.
The time for each bus route is the approximate time the bus will make its first pickup in the morning. Adjustments will be made as necessary and as soon as possible. Students should be at their stops 5-10 minutes before the time listed on the bus route. The stop times can vary 5-10 minutes either way, depending on traffic, weather and the number of students riding the bus.
Please do not worry if a bus is late, especially at the start of a school year when it typically takes a few days for kindergarten children and new students to become accustomed to the bus routes and schedules. If, however, you have concerns about your bus being consistently late over a period of several days, please contact the Lakeville office at 860-435-0352.
It is important that students remember to stand at least 10 feet from the road and not move toward the bus until the bus driver nods his or her head signaling that it is safe to board the bus.
Listed below are the regular school hours and bell times.
School Bell Times:
Housatonic Valley High School – 7:50 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Cornwall Consolidated School – 8:25 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Kent Center School – 8:30 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Lee Kellogg Elementary School – 8:40 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
North Canaan Elementary School – 8:35 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Salisbury Central School
– Middle School – 8:25 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
– Elementary – 8:40 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Sharon Center School
8:25 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Listed below are the school hours for early dismissal and delayed openings.
Housatonic Valley High School – 9:50 a.m.
Cornwall Consolidate School – 10.25 a.m.
Kent Center School – 10:30 a.m.
Lee Kellogg Elementary School – 10:40 a.m.
North Canaan Elementary School – 10:35 a.m.
Salisbury Central School
– Middle School – 10:25 a.m.
– Elementary – 10:40 a.m.
Sharon Center School – 10:25 a.m.
Housatonic Valley High School – 12:20 p.m.
Cornwall Consolidate School – 1:00 p.m.
Kent Center School – 1:00 p.m.
Lee Kellogg Elementary School – 1:00 p.m.
North Canaan Elementary School – 1:00 p.m.
Salisbury Central School – 1:10 p.m.
Sharon Center School – 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School students and parents must contact the schools for bus information.
In the event Region 1 schools close, no bus transportation will be available for Oliver Wolcott students. Should Region 1 Schools have a delayed opening, bus service will be delayed 2 hours, even if OWTS opens on a regular schedule.
You can view the complete schedule for inclement weather, as well as non-weather related closures and delays, for Region 1 students attending OWTS by clicking here.
If you are a Region 7 student who lives in Norfolk and you attend OWTS, your bus schedule for inclement weather, as well as non-weather delays and closures, can be found here.
Region 1 has an established procedure for changing bus drop offs and pickups. If you need to change the location where your student is picked up or dropped off, please contact the school that your student attends.
Students in kindergarten must be met at the bus stop by a parent, known adult or older sibling. If no parent, known adult or older sibling is at the bus stop, children will be transported back to their home schools. Here are some safety tips for parents to keep in mind.
Bus routes and stops are developed taking into consideration safety and efficiency. To this end, the Region 1 Board of Education may accommodate one permanent, Monday-Friday pick-up and drop-off schedule for each child per school year, provided it is along established bus routes. In the event a permanent change to a pick-up and drop-off schedule is needed during the school year, Region 1 policy requires that a written request be submitted to your student’s school principal in advance of such a change.
The school bus is an extension of the classroom and students are expected to maintain behavior acceptable in a classroom setting. With that in mind, here are some important rules:
1. Students should be at their bus stop 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time.
2. Students should stand back 10 to 15 feet from the road whenever possible.
3. Students should wait for the school bus to come to a complete stop and for the driver to nod his/her head before approaching the bus.
4. Children should never run after the bus as it pulls away as the driver may not see them.
5. If students need to cross in front of the bus, they should wait until the bus driver nods his / her head to signal it is safe to cross the street.
6. Students should cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus; if you can’t see the driver then the driver can’t see you.
7. If a student drops something in front of the bus, the student should leave the item where it fell until getting the driver’s attention and permission to retrieve the item.
8. No student should ever run towards / from the rear, alongside of a bus. A driver may not see a student in some danger zone blind spots.
9. Shout out to get the driver’s attention if you need them to remain stopped for any reason.
10. Be courteous, no profane language.
11. Do not eat or drink on the bus.
12. Keep the bus clean – put all litter in trash cans available on all buses.
13. Cooperate with the driver.
14. No smoking, including electronic cigarettes/vaping.
15. Do not destroy bus equipment / fixtures.
16. Remain seated until the bus is fully stopped.
17. Keep hands, heads and feet inside the bus.
18. The bus driver has the authority to assign seats.
19. Know the school bus danger zones.
If you have any questions, please contact All-Star Transportation’s Lakeville office at 860-435-0352.