The transportation department operates and maintains a fleet of nine
school buses and fourteen school vans. Both the buses and vans are used
on a daily basis to transport students to and from school both in
Amherst and to outside placements. The department also provides
transportation to athletic and cultural events both locally and
We are not obligated by law to provide transportation for students
who are not resident members of our districts or live less than 1.5
miles from the schools.
Bus routes reverse in the afternoon to allow the majority of the
riders to exit the bus as soon as possible, unless road conditions do
not allow it. Routes accommodate road conditions, potential turn arounds
and underpasses in inclement weather. Students are bused in their
district within their school boundary.
Some areas of the bus routes will pick up kindergarten and not grades
1-6, or will pick up kindergarten and grades 1-3 and not grades 4-6.
Students are notified when they must be walkers and do not ride the bus.