RCS School District's fleet of 58 vehicles travel more than 5,600 miles a day, providing transportation to district students, as well as students from the district that attend private schools.
Become a school bus driver
Looking for a fun and exciting part-time position? Then, consider becoming a substitute bus driver for the RCS 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 Director Jen Houck at 756-5241.
Attention parents of juniors and seniors
If you have a junior or senior who is going to drive to school this year, please let the Transportation Department know. This will help make the transportation student lists more accurate and give better service.
The deadline for requests for bus service to non-public schools and other special requests is April 1 of each school year, or within 30 days of moving into the district.
Emergency bus evacuation drills
Each year, RCS, in compliance with New York State Education Law, holds three evacuation drills. During the 15-minute drills, drivers explain bus safety rules and regulations, such as proper behavior and crossing procedures as well as how to locate safety equipment and the emergency exits. Students also learn how to secure the bus, operate the two-way radio and safely evacuate the vehicle in the event of an emergency.
Drivers have a responsibility to help maintain the safety of children. When approaching a school bus, you must:
Flashing yellow lights warn that the bus is about to stop. You should begin to slow your vehicle and prepare to stop.
From either direction, even on divided highways – when a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing.
Only when the red lights are turned off and bus is again moving, or when waved on by driver or police officer.
Children may be approaching a stopped school bus from any direction.
School buses may not turn right on red while transporting students.
It is illegal to pass a school bus displaying its flashing red lights – both on and off school property. If convicted of passing a stopped school bus, the minimum fine is $250 - 400 and/or 30 days in jail for the first offense. Drivers convicted of passing a stopped school bus will also receive a 5-point infraction on their license for each violation. This law is strictly enforced, and all violators will be fully prosecuted.