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PLEASE NOTE: Information may be subject to changes for 2021-22 school year. Please call the transportation department at (607) 762-6850 if you have any questions.

Phone: (607) 762-6850

Fax: (607) 762-6896 

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 We're looking for friendly, caring individuals interested in becoming a school bus driver.
-No prior experience needed
-Free training
-Competitive wages (starting at $16.97 per hour)
-Split shifts
-Summers off
-No weekends or holidays required

Bus Driver/Mechanic or Mechanic's Helper: Job Description
School Bus Driver: Job Description

For more information about becoming a member of the Chenango Valley Transportation Team, call (607) 762-6850 or email Transportation Supervisor Sue Ticknor at [email protected].

Alert Sign-Up

We encourage everyone to subscribe to our alert system. This messaging service will instantly notify subscribers via email/text message in the event of delays, bus break down, accidents or other issues that pertain to transportation.

Click the following link to register for Transportation Alerts:

Transportation Request/Change Form

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A Transportation Request/Change Form should be submitted to the transportation department only if a student is new to the district or there is a change in the student’s pick-up/drop-off location. If your child rode the bus last year and plans to use bus transportation again this year, you do not need to submit a form, unless there is a change to the current information. You will be notified by mail of your child’s bus information prior to the first day of school. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department:  Telephone - (607) 762-6850 or Fax - (607) 762-6896
*This form must be completed and submitted to transportation within three (3) working days prior to change taking effect.
Chenango Valley will accept only emergency requests to change a pick-up or drop-off location until 1 p.m. on full school days and 10 a.m. on half-days. For safety reasons, the child’s parent/guardian must request the emergency transportation change by contacting the transportation department directly. Requests by anyone other than a parent/guardian will be denied.

Bus Stop Pick-Ups

In order to ensure the safe transportation of your child to and from school, you are limited to one pick-up and one drop-off location. Any requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing and approved by the Supervisor of Transportation prior to the start of school and/or well in advance of the proposed change.

Route Changes in First Few Weeks

Typically during the first few weeks of school, route changes or adjustments need to be made as final transportation requests are received. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your cooperation as we make these adjustments.

Emergency School Closings

Occasionally, school buildings may have to close before regular dismissal times due to an emergency or weather-related matter. As a result, your child could arrive home at a time when no one is there. Please be certain your child understands what to do or where to go under such circumstances.

Bus Safety Rules

Waiting for the Bus
• Be ready at your pick-up location five minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.
• While waiting, stay away from the road and pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t move towards the bus until it is completely stopped and the driver gives the signal to leave the curb.

Getting on the Bus
• Get on the bus one at a time and use the handrail.
• Find a seat and sit down immediately.
• Don’t carry large or sharp objects. Keep loose items inside your backpack. Items that do not fit on the bus seat, or take another child’s seat, will not be permitted.

Riding the Bus

• Don’t disturb the driver. Be respectful, courteous and quiet.
• Follow the driver’s and monitor’s instructions.
• Do not put head, arms or other objects outside window.
• Keep the bus aisles clear of objects.
• Stay in your seat until the bus stops.

Getting off the Bus
• Once you’re off the bus, walk ten giant steps away from the front of the bus if you have to cross the street. Be sure you can see the driver, and cross in front of the bus only when the driver signals that it is safe.
• Cross to the middle of the road and check to be sure all traffic is stopped. Look left, look right and look left again.
• If you drop something while getting on or off the bus, ask the driver or bus monitor to help.

Supervisor of Transportation

sue ticknor
Sue Ticknor


Shanin Gates
Head Bus Driver
[email protected]

Stephanie Abbott
Senior Typist

Brad Jacobs
Head Auto Mechanic
[email protected] 

Job Descriptions