The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District’s transportation department sends out 23 bus runs each day, transporting more than 1,200 students and logging about 380,000 total miles each year. It is our mission to provide safe and efficient transport of our students on a daily basis. In order to meet the expectation of this mission, it is essential that parents and students work cooperatively to make the bus ride a safe experience.
The Transportation Handbook has been developed to provide district families with information on district transportation policies and procedures.
Your Responsibility as a Driver
It is illegal to overtake a stopped school bus displaying red flashing warning lights – both on public roads and on school property.
- Stand back from the road at least 15 feet while waiting for the bus. In the event of inclement weather, it is advised that students take an even greater approach to caution as they await the arrival of the bus.
- Refrain from any horseplay while waiting for buses to arrive.
- Cross the street only when the driver signals for you to do so.
- Do not run toward or around the bus. Always walk and be aware of your surroundings.
- Make sure the driver can see you.
- Enter and leave the bus in an orderly manner. Wait for the door to open.
- Do not distract the driver.
- Respond promptly to instructions.
- Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
- Windows can only be opened with permission of the driver.
- Do not touch other students or their property.
- Don’t eat, drink, or smoke on the bus.
- No glass bottles are allowed on the bus.
- Keep all items ‐ including your feet ‐ out of the aisles.
- Don’t tamper with emergency exits.
- If an item is dropped outside of the bus, it should be retrieved only with the driver’s or another adult’s supervision. Until that time, the student should not attempt to retrieve the item.
Student Transportation Request Form
The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District Transportation Department will be responsible for providing transportation for students between school and either their home or the identified alternate day care provider.
Click here to download the Student Transportation Request Form.
Change in Transportation Requests
Permanent changes: Any request for a permanent change in pick‐up or drop‐off location (change in day care, etc.) for a student must include a completed Student Transportation Request Form. The form may be submitted to the main office of the appropriate school building. It is important that parents/guardians submit this form as soon as they are aware of the change, as it may take up to two school days for the request to be approved and implemented.
Temporary changes: Temporary transportation change requests can be made in the event of an emergency. Board of Education Policy 5.2.4 allows for temporary transportation changes to be allowed for events such as a death or serious illness in the family, a temporary absence of both parents from the home, or other circumstances where a temporary transportation change is in the best interest of the student.