The wheels on the buses that transport BEA students to school go "round and round" to the tune of approximately 707,639 miles each school year. Fifty-nine contracted vehicles (32 buses and 20 cars/vans), involving eight bus contractors throughout the area, are used for student transportation. Since the BEA School District covers 343 square miles, some of the students who live in the furthest corners of the District need to board the high school bus as early as 6:38 a.m. to make it to class on time!

In addition to transporting students to our high school and four elementary schools in the BEA School District, we are also responsible for providing transportation for the students living in our District who choose to attend other private and charter schools located throughout the Centre Region. 

The District also provides late buses as a service to the many BEA students who attend athletic practices and other after school extra-curricular activities.

If you have transportation questions, please contact our Business Manager, or Mrs. Ellen Solt, transportation secretary, at (814) 355-5516 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Please note that if your child needs to ride a different bus, you should send in a note with your child.

Elementary students will be directed to the school office and given a pass. High School students need to take their notes to the Attendance Office where they will be given a pass. Phone calls for bus passes will be taken for emergencies only.

Parents and students are reminded that when it is necessary for a student to ride a bus, other than the one to which they have been assigned, a written request is required to include the following information:

Date of Request

Name and grade of the student to which the request applies

Address where the student is going (requires specific information)

Bus Number (if know) being requested