Lewis F. Cole Intermediate and Middle School Subscription Busing Application
School Bus

If your child(ren) are in need of subscription bus services for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete the survey below by June 5th, 2023.

Available seats will be awarded through a lottery which will be held at 11:00 am via Zoom on Friday, June 9, 2023 and can be accessed through the following link:

Subscription (Parent-Paid) Busing for 5th and 6th graders who live 2 miles or less from Lewis F. Cole Intermediate School only will commence on the first day of school. Students will be transported by a FORT LEE BOARD OF EDUCATION bus.

The cost of subscription busing will be determined on an annual basis and is based on the total number of seats available, total number of paid subscribers, and administrative costs. The cost for subscription busing for the 2023-2024 school year is $1,100 per student for two-way transportation. There is no option to pay for one-way transportation only. However, once a seat is allotted for a student and payment has been received for that student, the student can choose to use the bus one or both ways.

The $1,100 fee can be paid by check at once or in two (2) equal installments, The first payment of $550.00 is due by August 2nd, 2023. The second payment of $550.00 is due by February 2nd, 2024. Please indicate student(s)’ complete name(s) and “Subscription Busing” in the memo area. Checks should be made out to “Fort Lee Public Schools” and sent to: Fort Lee Public Schools Transportation Department, 231 Main Street 3rd Floor Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Subscription busing payments must be received by the dates specified. Payment deadlines are strictly enforced. Students will be excluded from the subscription busing program if the fees are not paid by the specified dates. Requests for special financial arrangements cannot be honored.

Financial Hardship
Financial hardship shall not be a limiting factor if your child’s/children's name(s) is pre-selected for subscription busing. Under provisions of this subscription busing program, those subscription busing students who qualify for free or reduced lunches are entitled to free or reduced subscription busing. Those subscription busing students who qualify for reduced lunches are entitled to subscription busing at 25% of the annual cost. Submission and approval of a current-year free-or-reduced lunch program application is required. Applications can be found at the following link:

Subscription Busing Applications
Subscription busing seats awarded will be for one year only. You will need to apply for subscription busing on an annual basis.

Please direct all questions to Fort Lee's transportation email address: 
[email protected].