The Middleburgh Central School District operates under
transportation guidelines approved by the Board of Education.
The revised guidelines were developed by a committee comprised
of, administration, parents, staff and a Board of Education
The school district will continue to provide transportation
to and from a student’s legal residence (located outside of
designated walk zones) and/or alternate location along
regulary scheduled bus routes district-wide.
two pick-ups or drop-offs
The guidelines allow for two (2) pick-ups and/or
at the student’s legal residence and/or
Any subsequent changes to the approved location(s) will only
be considered for permanent changes only.
Students will not be transported to non-school activities
such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, bowling, birthday parties,
sleepovers, employment or religious activities. Designated "walking"
students may not ride an alternate bus for the above activities but will be eligible for an approved alternate location.
Bus notes required for any changes
Bus notes are required on each day the student will not be
riding his/her approved pick-up and/or drop off (parent
transport/school-sponsored event). If the approved alternate
location is not used on a consistent basis (as identified on
submitted alternate transportation form), then a bus note must
be submitted every time the alternate route will be used. Bus
notes will not be accepted if they are for locations other than
the approved legal residence or alternate location. Bus notes
need the following information to be approved: physical address
of alternate location, parent/guardian phone number and
All bus notes need to be received by 9 a.m. Faxes and
phone calls will no longer be accepted. Additional bus
notes are available in the main office.
In the event of an emergency dismissal, the District will
follow the parent/guardian’s instructions on the emergency
closing sheet. Parents/guardians are responsible for keeping the
P.M. DROP OFF GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS in 3rd GRADE ANd
The school district requires a parent/guardian, older sibling
or other responsible party to be at the bus
stop in the afternoon to receive students in third grade and under.
Due to safety concerns, no children in grades 3 and under will be
dropped off unless a responsible party is available. If there is
no responsible party at the bus stop, the student will be taken
back to the elementary school where they will need to be picked
up by 4 p.m.
Only when a student is being returned to the elementary school
will phone calls be made to the parent/guardian.
If you have any questions, please contact:
The MCS Transportation Department
164 Main Street, PO Box 606
Middleburgh, NY 12122
Phone: (518) 827-3630
Fax: (518) 827-5266