Transportation Department

29 East Oneida St
Baldwinsville, NY   13027

Fax: 315-635-4562

Due to an error within our transportation routing and student information systems, the Bus Route Cards that were mailed home to families this week (week of August 28, 2017) may contain inaccurate information.   

We apologize for this error and assure you that we are working to correct it.  Please disregard the Bus Route Cards that were sent to you in the mail this week (week of August 28, 2017). 

On August 30, all parents were emailed (and texted if you have signed up for texts) the correct information on the bus routes for 2017-2018. 

If you did not receive an email (or text) with the correct information, please call the Transportation Department at 315-638-6097 as soon as possible to be sure you have the correct bus route information in time for the first day of school, Wednesday, September 6.



The district establishes bus routes for the new school year over the summer months.  This year, from
August 28 - September 15, the district will not be making any changes to the new 2017-2018 bus routes.  Due to safety issues, no changes in day care or bus stops for the newly established routes will be considered until September 18, 2017. Please submit a request for day care/sitter transportation by August 25, 2017 to ensure that your child has transportation on the first day of school, even if the information is the same as the previous year.

In past years, the district has experienced a large number of late changes to bus routes right up to the befinning of the school year.  This has led to unsafe situations involving students being inadvertently dropped off at stops that had been changed at the last minute.  To prevent this from occurring, the Transportation Department will work with families after September 15 on any changes needed to routes.

Thank you for your patience.  If you have any questions, please contact Transportation at 315-638-6097.

Late Run Bus Numbers, By Street
Late Run Bus Numbers, By Route#
Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year (School begins Wednesday,
September 6, 2017.)

Please find listed below several of the most asked questions about operational procedures. All stated deadlines are firm and are based on providing optimum service.

Student Pick Up/Delivery Plan
Each student will have one designated pick up point and one designated delivery point. We do not handle multiple requests. Any variance from the set schedule must be handled through the child’s school on a case-by- case basis. With over 6,000 children being transported daily the Transportation Department is not capable of tailoring individual plans.
Permanent Changes to Pick Up/Delivery Plan
If a child’s plan needs a permanent change (moving to new home, etc.), that is handled through the school. They will send the necessary paperwork to the Transportation Department.
Daycare/Sitter Situation
All daycare/sitter information should be filled out with the school, which will in turn notify the Transportation Department. Sitters must be in your home school zone, unless they are a registered or licensed day care.  Be advised that between August 28 - September 15, 2017, no Daycare/Sitter Request Forms will be accepted. Download a request form HERE and please submit it by August 25, 2017 to ensure your child has transportation on the first day of school.
How Bus Stops are Selected
Bus stops are selected to maximize the efficiency of each route.  In all cases, particularly in housing developments, group stops are utilized. However, many rural students will be set up at home, due to geography and distance between homes.
Since we centralize each bus stop, there will always be the scenario of a bus passing some students homes in order to get to the bus stop.
Bus Stop Time
All students are required to be waiting at the designated bus stop five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled bus arrival. Our bus routes are all “timed”, and must remain on schedule. At multiple student pick up points, drivers pick up only those who are there. For pick up points that serve only one student (or one family), the driver will stop, open the door, look for the student(s), and then proceed to the next stop.
Bus Stop Change Requests
Please check the form HERE, and read it carefully, as many questions are answered on the form.
Parent/Guardian Pick Up at Bus
There can be a maximum of four (4) people registered to pick up a student at the bus. Click here for Authorization to Release Students form. Any additional people must be dealt with from the school with a pass stating they are authorized.
Bus Capacity
Elementary buses may be calculated at three students per seat. Each bus is marked with the maximum legal capacity. We try to only use two students per seat as much as possible with the older grades.
Out of District Students/Private and Parochial
Students who opt to attend schools that are not in the Baldwinsville School District are transported in one of two ways:
When home address to school address is 15 miles or under - the student will be transported to and from home to the pick-up/drop off point, then to school. Your student may have to be transported to a transfer point to meet the bus going to your private or parochial school.
When home address to school address is over 15 miles – parents are responsible for transporting the student to and from the designated pick up/drop off point for pick up and drop off.
Distances from home to school are not determined in direct air miles. We utilize Map Quest, shortest route, in order to optimize opportunities.

Private and Parochial Request Forms must be submitted annually before April 1st each year.
Half Days
On half days: Kindergarten to 5th grade dismiss at 11:30.
On district half days (professional development days): all elementary schools (K-5) dismiss at 12:15.




Other Information

Last updated on 9/5/2017