Frequently Asked Questions
Public Transportation

Q: Can Menlo Faculty/Staff ride on the Menlo School bus?
A: Yes.

Faculty Bonus Program

Q: If I am sure I am going to walk every day, do I need to fill out the Commute Calendar?
A: Yes. All those who want to qualify for the bonus need to fill out the Commute Calendar

Q: How long in advance or in retrospect can I fill out my Commute Calendar?
A: There is a two-week window from the present date from which you can fill out your Commute Calendar

Q: If I use multiple methods of transportation to get to campus, which one should I enter?
A: It does not matter. All of the options are worth the same, except for Drive Alone, which is worth zero.


Q: What defines a carpool?
A: A carpool is defined as any combination of faculty, staff or students that takes one car off the road.

Incentive Program

Q: Do I have to sign up with anyone?
A: No. Just start filling out your Commute Calendar on the Menlo School website.

Q: What do I do if I am at home for a school day?
A: If you are at home for ANY reason and not commuting to campus on a class day, please enter “@Home” into the Commute Calendar.

Q: Should I enter anything on the Commute Calendar on non-class days (i.e. a weekend or break day)?
A: No. Use the Commute Calendar only on days when classes are in session. You don’t need to enter “@Home” on a non-class day.

Q: Do non-class days (i.e. Spring Break or Faculty In-Service days?) count towards my exception days?
A: No. Only days in which students have class or finals count towards exception days.

Q: Who is eligible for the incentive program?
A: Benefited faculty and staff who are non-contract employees are eligible for the bonus.

Q: Do I have to use the same method of transportation every day?
A: No, any combination of alternative means of transportation is allowed.