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Gloversville Enlarged School District

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November 20, 2017

Department of Transportation

Welcome to the Department of Transportation

 

The Gloversville Enlarged School District covers an area of 82 square miles. This includes the entire city of Gloversville as well as the Town of Bleecker and parts of the Town of Johnstown extending west to Johnson Avenue Extension and North Bush Road, East to Progress Road and Elmwood Avenue Extension at the Mayfield Town line and South as far as the Johnstown City line.

Busing for students in both the Gloversville Enlarged School District and the Greater Johnstown School District is coordinated by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES out of the Gloversville bus garage on Route 29A in Gloversville. 

Transportation is available for students who live outside the city limits of Gloversville. Some students who live within the city limits -- including students with special needs -- are eligible for transportation. Parents should contact the Transportation Coordinator with questions.

HFM BOCES also transports students to several out of district schools, such as Mayfield, Johnstown and Broadalbin-Perth.

School Bus Safety

Some tips to teach your children regarding bus safety:

square bulletStudents must cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus.

square bulletNever cross behind the bus.

square bulletWhen exiting the bus, students should check to the right and left before stepping off the bus.

square bulletStudents are to then move away from the bus. They should not go to the mailbox or anywhere else by the side of the bus.

square bulletStudents should look left-right-left before crossing the road.

square bulletIf the driver blows the horn the student is to return immediately to the side of the road from which they started.

square bulletInstruct your child that if they drop something outside of the bus to leave it where it falls. They should only attempt to retrieve the object with the driver or another adult’s supervision, when the bus has gone and the road is clear.

square bulletChildren should wait a safe distance away from the road as in inclement weather the bus may slide on slippery roads.

Bus Routes

Each year, due to changing demographics, there may be a need for changes and adjustments in bus routes. Also, pick-up and drop-off times may change within the first few weeks of school, but as drivers establish their routes there should be few changes or delays throughout the year.

Please let the office know if there are any changes regarding your child. If they are not riding the bus or are riding only in the afternoon or the morning we need to be notified. As always for student’s safety, drivers are not authorized to go by notes handed to them by the student regarding drop off at another address. All such notes should go to the main office of your child's school, and the school will notify the transportation department.

More information

Department of Buildings & Grounds/HFM BOCES Regional Transportation Center

1578 St. Hwy. 29A
Gloversville, NY 12078
Phone: (518) 775-5780
Fax: 725-8402

Transportation Coordinator

Terry Kersting
Phone: 775-5788
Fax: 773-3278

District residents interested in reading the entire report of the Pupil Transportation Management, Routing and Bus Stop study conducted by the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute can access the report by clicking here (PDF).

School Closings and Delays

The school will broadcast any school closings or delays on the following radio and television stations:
WENT 1340 AM
Channel 6 WRGB
Channel 10 WTEN
Channel 13 WNYT
Time Warner Cable News
District website