Williamson Central School District
Mr. Chuck O'Neil, Director of Transportation
Phone: 315-589-6901, option 2
Mrs. Barbara B. Bush, Transportation Secretary
Phone - (315) 589-6901, option 1
Fax - (315) 589-8316
During school days, the Transportation office is staffed from 6:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
During school breaks and summer, the office is staffed between 8:00 A.M. - 3:00.
The procedures have been updated. Please be sure to review this information carefully.
Parents/Guardians are required to complete a transportation form ONLY if your student(s) are being transported to/from a location other than your home address. All students will be scheduled for transportation to and from their legal residence unless a transportation form is completed. For your chlid(s) protection, we require detailed information regarding pick up and drop off arrangements with a parent/guardian signature. If your home address or daycare information changes during the school year, a new transportation form must be completed.
The bus pass procedures have been updated. Please be sure to review this information carefully.
Due to our continued focus on safety, the current email bus pass system will no longer be continued. Once your requested ALTERNATE pick up/drop off information has been received by the transportation department, it is final. Rotating schedules that change day-to-day, week-to-week or month-to-month will no longer be accommodated. The AM/PM address may be different, but MUST remain consistent throughout the school year. Students will no longer be issued bus passes to be transported to a location that is currently not part of their transportation schedule.
Should a last minute emergency arise, parents/guardians are asked to immediately contact the Transportation Department by phone (315) 589-6901 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to 1:00 p.m.
School Bus Safety
The School bus is an extension of the classroom. Please take time to go over the bus rules with your child. Let them know that they need to listen to the bus driver and follow their directions to keep them and all the children on the bus safe. From time to time, the bus driver may find the need to change or assign students seats. This is up to the discretion of the driver. Remember that your child's safety is our utmost concern. Please assist us in creating a successful bus ride for you and your children.
Once routes are established, drop off times are approximately 10-45 minutes after the students are dismissed from school; depending on where they live. If you need to change your students pick up or drop off locations during the school year, please be advised that changes take 5 days to become effective. These changes can often effect an entire bus route. Pick up times can also vary, depending on the students that are on board that day. Please have your students watching for the bus 5 minutes prior and 5 minutes after thier "scheduled" bus times.
Our primary responsibility is the safety and well being of each student that rides a Williamson Central School District school bus. We are regulated by the NYS Education Department, the NYS Department of Transportation and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. Our transportation staff (from the Director to the secretary, drivers, monitors and mechanics) are professional people who value the children that they transport. The Williamson Central School Transportation Department takes pride in its safety record and its 100% D.O.T. ratings.
The annual transportation forms have been updated below. As a reminder non-public transportation forms are due by April 3, 2021; for the 2021-2022 school year.
Advisory: Stop for Flashing Red Lights
Each day, an estimated 50,000 drivers pass school buses that are stopped and have their red lights flashing in the State of New York.
Not only is passing a school bus against the law, it's extremely dangerous and could result in a child being struck.
A ticket for passing a stopped school bus could lead to five points on your license and also a $250 fine.
Please help us protect our children. DO NOT pass a stopped school bus.
Thank you for helping to keep our Williamson students and community safe!!
Mr. Charles E. O'Neil, SBDI, 19A
Director of Transportation
Williamson Central School District
4388 Ridge Rd. P.O. Box 900
Williamson, NY 14589