The Transportation Department is proud to safely and efficiently transport LGCSD students to and from school, field trips, and athletic competitions.
These rules have been posted in all school buses:
- Observe the same conduct as in the classroom.
- Be courteous, us no profane language.
- Do not eat or drink on the bus.
- Keep the bus clean.
- Cooperate with the driver.
- Do not smoke.
- Do not be destructive.
- Stay in your seat.
- Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
- Bus driver is authorized to assign seats.
Bus Changes, Babysitting, and Change of Bus Stop
If a child is going somewhere other than home at the end of the day and needs to ride a different bus, you must send a note to school. It should include the child’s full name, the Route # the child will be riding and the full name and address of the person that will be expecting him/her.
If your child requires a change of pickup or drop-off, please contact the school that your child is attending.
- Elementary School 518-668-5714
- Jr.-Sr. High School 518-668-5452
Late Bus Information
There are two late buses for the school delivering service to any normal bus stop. At the Jr.-Sr. High School students without a device can access the sign up link on the daily bulletin or in the main office using the QR code. Sign ups must be done by 1:30 p.m. daily or students could be denied access to the late bus.
Students at the elementary school can sign up in the main office. To sign up for the late bus the child must have a pass signed by a teacher. A description of which streets the buses deliver to is in the offices with the sign up sheet. The buses leave the school at 3:20 p.m.
For sports meets at the Elementary School, a bus is provided at 3:05 pm that goes directly to the Elementary School.
Private/Parochial Transportation Request
According to State Law, all requests for private/parochial transportation must be submitted by April 1st. Even if your child’s placement or acceptance at a particular school has not been finalized, make the request in anticipation of attendance. You may jeopardize your child’s right to transportation if requests are late. Call the Transportation Supervisor for more information, 518-668-2131.
Idling School Buses
State education law requires drivers of school vehicles to turn off the engine while waiting for students to load or unload at each school, with some exceptions when necessary for heating, mechanical or emergency circumstances.
Transportation Facility Project
Please check back and visit this page to view updates and follow the process of this project.
Every five years, school districts are required by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to complete a Building Conditions Survey. The Building Conditions Survey is designed for schools to partner with an architect to identify infrastructure items in need of improvement. In the 2020 Building Condition Survey, it was determined that the Transportation Facility was in unsatisfactory and poor condition. A stakeholder committee, comprised of district and community stakeholders, has been working over the summer to determine the best option for addressing the transportation facility’s bus garage needs. The committee will continue to work collaboratively with district leadership to determine the project’s scope, financial plan and timeline. A final recommendation was made to the Board of Education.
District Votes YES to Capital Project
Now that the voters have approved this project, we will begin focusing on the next phase, which begins with further development of the site plan and design of the new facility with our architectural firm. The new facility is not anticipated to be built and ready for use until the fall of 2025, and due to this timeline there are no immediate plans for the existing building. We will begin developing plans with a stakeholder committee over the coming months for the existing property.