The Voorheesville Central School District operates and maintains its own bus fleet. If you have any questions or concerns,  please contact the transportation department via email at

Alternate pick up and drop off requests

Please complete this form and return to the Transportation Office each year if your student requires an alternate pick up or drop off location.

Private School Transportation Requests

Residents of the Voorheesville School District who are eligible for transportation to non-public schools under the 15 mile limit are required to file an application each year.  Transportation to non-public schools is provided on days that Voorheesville Central School District is in session.  Please refer to our school calendar for schedule. 

Complete and return this form to request transportation to private school(s) for your children.

Emergency School Closings

Schools will be closed when snow or poor road conditions make travel difficult or impossible. School closings, delayed openings and early dismissals resulting from weather conditions or other situations will be posted on the homepage of the school website and sent out via SchoolMessenger. In addition to the homepage of the district website, individuals may also access school closing information via media outlets.


SchoolMessenger is a way to receive email news from the district and its schools: including emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools.

Learn how to register and/or modify your preferences here.

Students Riding Home with Other Students

Requests for students to ride home with other students will only be granted for students who are assigned to the same bus route. No requests will be considered for students wishing to ride home with a student on a different bus route. Email the transportation office your request at

Bus Safety

  • Be orderly, quiet and considerate of people and their property in the vicinity of bus stops.
  • Be ready when the bus arrives.
  • Bus drivers have the authority to assign seats, give directions, and implement rules for the safe and orderly conduct of students.
  • Acceptable public behavior will be expected of all bus riders.
  • Wait for the driver to signal it’s safe to pass in front of the bus. Never pass behind the bus when crossing the street to or from a bus.
  • Do not enter or leave the bus when it is in motion.
  • Remain behind the white line so as not to interfere with the driver.
  • Heads or arms are never to be extended from bus windows.
  • Avoid eating on the bus and help keep the bus neat.
  • Shouting, fighting, offensive language, or smoking will result in loss of bus privileges.
  • Remain seated until the bus stops at your destination.
  • Bus drivers will report violations of the above.
  • Students who violate the regulations can have their bus privileges revoked.

Passing a Stopped School Bus

Section 1174 of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law prohibits vehicles from passing a stopped school bus. Persons convicted of this crime are subject to a fine of no less than $150, or imprisonment for no more than 25 days, or both. For a conviction of a second violation within an 18-month period, a fine of no less than $350, or imprisonment for no more than 90 days, or both, may be given.

Substitute Bus Drivers and Monitors Needed

Looking for a fun and exciting part-time position? Then, consider becoming a substitute bus driver for the Voorheesville Central School District. Training will be provided to qualified applicants. To learn more about this exciting opportunity to earn extra money while working in a congenial environment that benefits students, contact Transportation Coordinator Ann Potts at 518-765-2381, ext. 508. Application is available here.

Non-Idling Policy Update

State law requires that all school buses turn off their engines when loading or unloading students on school grounds, except when necessary for heating, mechanical, or emergency reasons. The non-idling requirement applies to other school vehicles as well. View the anti-idling law.