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Transportation

A large yellow school bus in front of a school building.

 

The transportation operation at Pine Bush Central School District coordinates transportation for more than 5,000 students daily within the district’s nearly 108 square miles. The students are transported twice a day, to and from the school district’s four elementary schools, two middle schools and the high school. In addition, transportation serves the district’s special needs students, parochial school students, daily student shuttles and various before-school and after-school programs. 

 

The district applies a double trip procedure to most of the bus routes, such as transporting high school students and then sending the bus to transport elementary students to their respective schools. This plan provides the most efficient use of our school buses considering the staggered starting times for different grade levels and buildings. 

 

School bus drivers are the most highly trained, tested and observed drivers on the road. PBCSD bus drivers earn CDL Class B licenses with Air Brake, Passenger and School Bus endorsements. All are fingerprinted and criminal-history-cleared by  the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NY DCJS) and the FBI. They have annual medical exams and physical performance testing. They must pass drug and alcohol testing (including random), in-service written testing and behind-the-wheel tests as required by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The transportation staff includes both bus drivers and bus monitors employed by our contracted bus provider First Student.

 

Bus stops are established by the district and reviewed and adjusted when needed by First Student. Questions related to the bus stops should be directed to the bus company. Student bus assignments can be easily provided by the secretarial support staff at each school building.

 

For questions about late running buses, lost items or items left on a bus please contact the school bus provider.

 

The following is a listing of the companies that provide transportation for our students and their contact information:

 

First Student

Provides busing to:

  • General education pre-K – 12
  • Private / parochial
  • Special education

 

Quality Bus Service

  • Goshen location 845-374-3611  
  • Chester location 845-572-0100

Provides busing to:

  • OUBOCES special education

 

For bus stop location changes, please call or email the school transportation department at 845-744-2031 x 4057 or email transportation@pinebushschools.org.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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