Transportation

The Spencerport Road Ranger Team is managed by Julie Churnetski, Director of transportation. The Transportation department consists of approximately 105 school bus drivers, bus attendants, mechanics, and office personnel. These team members are responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of Spencerport's school age children to and from school as well as for specialized educational programs in and around Monroe County, including academic and athletic flied trips.

2678 Nichols Street
Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 349-5180 - Transportation Office
(585) 349-5018 - Fax

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Forms:

Non-Public School Transportation Form:
 Click here 

Alternate Pick up and Drop Off Form (Daycare): Click here.

Bus Stop Review Request Form: Click here.


Bus Stop Policy and Guidelines:
 Click here.

We are grateful to our community members whose support enables us to offer transportation services that utilize the most modern school buses and staff development programs to promote excellence in performance.

Our dedicated drivers, attendants and office staff coordinate safe, pleasant and efficient transportation for our students to the Spencerport Schools and a multitude of other programs traveling just short of 1 million miles each year throughout Monroe County. Our goal is to help our students prepare for an exciting day in the classroom by offering a pleasant school bus ride to and from school. 

For your convenience the transportation office is open 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional Resources:

                                         Elementary School Boundaries

__Elementary School Boundaries ________________________________________________________________________

Parents/guardians are responsible for:
 
      1. The care, supervision, and behavior of their children prior to loading and after unloading from a  
            school bus.

      2. Getting their children safely to a designated school bus stop on time (no less than 5 minutes 
            before the scheduled pick up time).

      3. Getting their children safely from a designated school bus stop.
      4. Teaching, in conjunction with the school bus driver, their children the proper procedures for 
            safely crossing the roadway before loading and after leaving the bus.

      5. Supporting emergency evacuation procedures.

Transportation Tips For Parents:

  1. Students should be at bus stop five minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time.
  2. It is the parent's responsibility to get their student(s) to and from the bus stop safely.
  3. Students should observe the same conduct on the school bus as they do in the classroom.
  4. Students should stay seated at all times and never put hands, arms, or heads out the window.
  5. There is no eating, drinking, or smoking on the bus.
  6. Students should cross the street or highway only when the driver has signaled to them that the way is clear.

Private, Parochial, Charter School Transportation

The New York Education Law requires that transportation be provided to all the district’s residents that attend a Non-Public School within 15 miles of their home, using the same policies and providing the same levels of service as Public School students. The district uses the shortest, publicly maintained, year round route available to measure the distance.

The New York Educational Law does provide that if there is an existing student living within 15 miles of the non-public school they attend, other students living in the district who live more than 15 miles from that school may be transported from a centralized pick up point. 

Any Spencerport student who would  like transportation to/from a Private/Parochial School,  must meet all the criteria stated in  New York Education Law and also be Registered with the Spencerport School District. 

The "Private, Parochial Transportation Request" form (see forms above) must be filed by April 1st preceding the school year that transportation is being requested for. This is so that your student can be included in the planning and budgeting for the school year that starts July 1st.



FAQs

Why is my child’s bus late?
Weather, traffic, maintenance difficulties and unforeseen incidents are generally responsible for delays in the arrival of a school bus in the morning and afternoon.  Drivers check buses before their routes and sometimes find mechanical problems that can cause delays and require driving another bus for that day.  Please know that we are doing everything possible to have all buses running on schedule everyday.
 
Why can’t you call when you know that the bus will be late?
There may be as many as 50+ students on a bus.  That would require at least 50 phone calls in a short time frame to parents who are quite possibly at the bus stop with their children.   It is just not feasible.   Please know that there is a bus on the way.
 
Why does my child have an assigned seat?
Seat assignments are a positive way for the ride to be consistent and safe.  This aids the driver with discipline.   The drivers have the authority to assign seats as they deem necessary.
 
Why can’t my child get off wherever they want in the afternoon?
To avoid a multitude of potential problems, the driver requires a bus pass from the school to alter the destination of students.   A driver cannot make the decision whether the student should be allowed to change their routine and get off with a friend or ride to an entirely different neighborhood.   This must be the decision of the parent/guardian. This policy avoids confusion and the chance of students getting lost.
 
Could the bus stop/time change?
Possibly.  As we receive new data daily on students we may change bus routes to accommodate new enrollments, changes of address, over loaded buses, and timing issues.   Therefore we expect that while bus stop locations will remain relatively constant, bus numbers and stop times may change whenever a route is adjusted. 
 
Is there a lost and found?
No, articles found on the bus are turned into the appropriate School Building.  Most times, the driver of the bus will keep items found on board for several days in an attempt to locate the owner.







Julie Churnetski
Julie Churnetski 
Director of Transportation
585-349-5180
jchurnetski@spencerportschools.org



Tim Yockel
Tim Yockel 
Head Driver - Bus Operations Supervisor
585-349-5182
tyockel@spencerportschools.org











Challi Way
Head Driver - Bus Operations Supervisor
585-349-5184
cway@spencerportschools.org


Sheryl Guidice
Sheryl Guidice
Head Driver - Supervisor of
Safety, Training and Student Discipline 
585-349-5185
sguidice@spencerportschools.org


chris nichols head mechanic
Chris Nichols
Head Mechanic
585-349-5183
cnichols@spencerportschools.org