Transportation to School
Under New York State law bussing is provided by the student’s home district within a 15 mile radius of a school. A child must be five years old by December 1st in order to use the bus transportation. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to file the request for transportation forms by the appropriate deadline, preferably April 1st, to their district. Districts will use their own buses or subcontract this service to a private company. Usually, only GCS students are on the bus. The most efficient routes are sought-after by districts who must by law keep the ride less than one hour in-district, and 1-1/2 hours per way out-of-district. At times it may be necessary for a parent to contact their district about routes and/or pick-up locations.
School administrators, and parents, have responsibility for student conduct while they are on the bus. Due to food allergies and choking concerns, students are not allowed to eat while riding the bus. They must stay seated while on the bus. Children are only allowed to go on another student’s bus if it is within the same district and there is a note from the parent, signed by the principal, agreeing to the change. Students are never allowed to take a bus from outside their own district, however. Most all field trips require us to schedule a Greece Central bus for safety and convenience. In the event a parent might drive our insurance carrier requires that a copy of their driver’s license be kept on file in the school office.